When it comes to dentistry, the most important thing is the health of your teeth. However, the appearance of your teeth can also matter. Countless people are unhappy with the shape or spacing of their teeth. While their teeth may be healthy, they feel like they cannot enjoy their smile. Dental veneers are an easy way to fix these cosmetic problems. There are two types of veneers. Which type is best for you? Below, we will explore the difference between composite veneers vs. porcelain veneers.
What are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers thin pieces of tooth-shaped material that your dentist attaches to the surface of your teeth. Composite veneers are made of a strong material called composite resin. Your dentist will hand-craft the veneers to match the size and also the shape of your teeth. This helps your veneers blend in with surrounding teeth and helps to keep a natural look. Veneers can be used to fix a variety of imperfections. The result is a strong and beautiful smile- no surgery required.
Porcelain veneers work in the same way that composite veneers do. The key difference is in their manufacturing. While composite veneers are made on site, porcelain veneers are made in a lab. This means that porcelain veneers require an extra appointment for fitting. However, many patients feel this extra appointment is worth it.
Composite Veneers Vs. Porcelain Veneers
Both veneer choices provide patients with beautiful results. Composite veneers take fewer visits to apply. They also tend to be less expensive. However, porcelain veneers tend to last longer and also tend to stay whiter. In the end, both are great options. Ask your dentist which option is best for your needs.
Ready For Dental Veneers?
Almond Dental is here to transform the look of your teeth. If you are ready to smile with confidence, then we can help. Call us to learn more about composite veneers vs. porcelain veneers. We can also assess your mouth to help you choose the best treatment for you.