Dental veneers are one of a number of common types of cosmetic dental work performed by your dentist. As they can be done very quickly and give people the perfect white smile they always wanted, it has become extremely popular nowadays. Your dentists at Koo Wee Rup Dental are always happy to discuss the suitability of dental veneers for you and deliver the beautiful smile you always dream of.
So, What Are Dental Veneers?
And what Is the Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are placed to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Some surveys have revealed that up to forty percent of people are unhappy with their smiles. So, it is no surprise that getting veneers to improve a smile has become a common practice.
The purpose of any type of porcelain or composite veneer is to improve the overall look of your smile. They are essentially a cap on your existing teeth, to improve their shape, consistency, and even colour of your smile.
The Main Difference Between Porcelain and Composite Veneers
The difference between these two types of veneers is the material they are made from, hence where their names come from. Porcelain veneers are made from, you guessed it, porcelain. Whereas composite veneers are made of a composite resin material.
When choosing between these two options, there are pros and cons associated with both. They are listed below.
Benefits of Composite Veneers
- Lower cost than porcelain veneers
- Can often be applied in a single dental visit as they are sculpted on your teeth. this process is referred to as “composite bonding”.
- Composite veneers are reversible, meaning they can be removed.
- Minimal preparation is required.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Longer lasting than composite veneers. It is not uncommon for porcelain veneers to last twenty years or even longer. This is compared to say five to seven years for composite veneers.
- Porcelain veneers can fix larger smile issues than composite veneers.
- Can create a more natural look.
- More stain-resistant choice
Which is Better, Composite or Porcelain Veneers?
There is no simple answer to this question, the choice for choosing either composite or porcelain veneers varies from person to person and will come down to a number of factors, such as cost, the severity of tooth aesthetics, age of the patient, and more.
If you are considering a smile makeover using veneers, then the best course of action is to book an appointment with one of our dentists right here in Koo Wee Rup.