Porcelain Vs Composite Veneers….

Veneers are a great way to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. Done well they can give people the smile they have always wanted and the confidence to go with it!

Many factors have to be taken into consideration when deciding if veneers are right for you and with veneers comes a commitment to maintain them with excellent oral hygiene and home care. Not to mention regular visits to your dentist or hygienist to maintain them and ensure they keep looking their best.

What are Composite Veneers?

Today’s composite materials can provide a life-like, beautiful appearance that conserves tooth structure and can last for a long time.

Composite is a resin filled material, which is used as white filling material. The composite is sculpted directly in your mouth and bonded to the tooth and in most cases there won’t be a need to drill down any of your teeth, causing non to minimal damage to the natural tooth.

Composite veneers are similar to porcelain veneers, but are different because they can be completed in one visit and are significantly cheaper.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain is the most popular material used by dentists worldwide when fitting a patient with veneers for their teeth. Porcelain veneers are extremely strong and durable and last many years before being replaced.

Compared to composite veneers they have a more natural look and colouring and are less prone to staining than the alternatives. When researching the cost of porcelain veneers always bear in mind the extra quality materials that are being used.

Two visits are required to complete the procedure for the fitting of porcelain veneers. At the first appointment the teeth are filed down into the appropriate shape to allow the veneers to be securely fitted, impressions are then taken of your mouth for the veneers to be made. We fit you with temporary veneers whilst the porcelain veneer is being created. At the second appointment we bond the porcelain veneer to the natural tooth.

If you would like more information about veneers or improving your smile call us today on 01206 589777 for a free consultation.