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Composite or Porcelain Veneers: Which Is Best?

May 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — jonesandknight @ 10:16 pm
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If you’re interested in a smile that can stun anyone, veneers are the perfect treatment for you. This cosmetic procedure can completely change the way that your smile comes off to others, addressing anything from discoloration to misalignment.

What you might know, however, is that there’s more than one kind of veneer out there. Both composite and porcelain veneers are readily available, which means that there’s a choice you need to make if you’re interested in this treatment. Here’s what you should know about that decision, and about both of these treatments.

What Are Veneers?

In general, veneers cover up the teeth with tooth-colored material in order to make an aesthetic improvement to them. It’s simple, but they’re capable of addressing a stunning number of cosmetic issues that you might have with your teeth: discoloration, damage, and even misalignment.

Composite VS Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers are constructed from a tooth-colored resin. This putty is adhered to the teeth and hardened into place with a specialized light. If you’ve ever received dental bonding to repair smaller damage to the teeth, the same material will be used for this procedure.

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are made from ceramic. These small pieces of porcelain will be meticulously crafted to fit your teeth and adhered to them to repair the damage.

Which Should I Choose?

While porcelain veneers are the premier cosmetic treatment, which you should pick ultimately comes down to you. Composite veneers do have some benefits when compared to porcelain; they are often cheaper, and don’t require any modification of the underlying tooth.

However, composite veneers rarely look as good as porcelain does. The latter tends to be of a much higher quality and offers the patients much greater realism from their dental work. While composite veneers can be polished to create a tooth-like sheen, porcelain veneers will be almost indistinguishable from your natural enamel. They also tend to last longer, owing to the durable nature of the ceramic.

With all these factors considered, porcelain veneers are the better option for patients who are trying to make a real difference in how their smile looks. However, the best thing to do is to talk to a dentist who will be able to tell you more about the best option for you.

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Welcome to Jones & Knight, DDS! We believe that every treatment that you receive from us ought to be the perfect one for you, tailored to your exact needs. That’s why we offer our patients an incredible berth of cosmetic and restorative treatments—no matter the issue that you have, we’ll be able to help you get the care that you need.

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