Deciding Between Porcelain and Composite Veneers
October 1, 2021
Do you struggle to make certain decisions? Choosing between two equally good options can be challenging, but it may help to learn as much about them as possible before you try to pick one. When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, veneers can instantly hide imperfections, but you still need to choose between porcelain veneers and composite veneers. To help you make your selection, here is some more information about these two materials and how you can simplify the decision-making process.
Why Veneers Are Needed
Larger issues, such as cracks or decay, can be resolved using dental crowns, but what about purely cosmetic problems? Fortunately, veneers cover only the front surface of the tooth, which means they are utilized for little cosmetic cracks and chips, small gaps, minor misalignment, and stubborn discoloration. Depending on the type of veneer you choose, you could have a completely revamped smile in as little as one or two appointments!
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Made out of a durable ceramic material, porcelain veneers have many advantages over composite resin. First, these veneers are much more stain resistant, helping your teeth continue to look flawless even after drinking coffee or having other stain-causing substances. In fact, porcelain veneers resist stains better than tooth enamel. In addition, porcelain has been known to last up to 15 years with the proper maintenance, which is longer than composite typically lasts.
Benefits of Composite Veneers
Composite resin is another material used for veneers. Also called bonded veneers, this type is popular for several reasons, primarily for its reversibility. Porcelain veneers involve removing a small portion of the tooth’s front enamel; in contrast, composite veneers are simply applied over teeth without causing irreversible damage. Although bonded veneers do not have the same durability as their porcelain counterpart and may require more attentive care, they also tend to cost less than porcelain veneers.
How to Choose the Veneers That Are Right for You
With two great options available, it may be difficult to decide between them. Fortunately, you do not have to make this decision alone. Before proceeding with either treatment, your dentist will meet with you to discuss your goals, examine your smile, and recommend the procedure that can best help you achieve the results you want. Together you can determine which type of veneer will work best for you.
Regardless of the specific kind of veneer you go with, you are sure to love the way your teeth look. As a result, you can feel more confident about yourself and your smile, which may actually help you make other decision in life! Schedule your consultation with a trusted dentist and revitalize your smile today!
About the Practice
The three dentists at Pioneer Greens Dentistry are proud to offer cosmetic dental treatments to patients in the Lincoln area. In addition to teeth whitening, Invisalign, and gum recontouring, they can provide porcelain or composite veneers to change the appearance of your smile. Would you like to schedule an appointment with one of these experienced, highly trained providers? Contact Pioneer Greens Dentistry through our website or call 402-483-7502.
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