Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

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When deciding on how to improve your smile, you’ve more than likely heard of dental veneers. Dental veneers are a popular choice to create a beautiful smile makeover since they restore your teeth’s natural beauty with a long-lasting whiteness and an overall beautiful shape and symmetry to give you a dreamlike smile. However, you may have run across two options when it comes to dental veneers: composite and porcelain veneers.

At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we provide the very best in dental veneers, so we always provide our patients with beautiful long-lasting porcelain veneers compared to composite veneers because of their many benefits.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin, but powerful pieces of porcelain that are crafted by adding one layer of porcelain at a time to achieve the ultimate shape, shade, and look desired. Each veneer is designed to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your natural teeth for a beautifully flawless smile. This material is then cured for an incredible hardness. With appropriate maintenance and routine care porcelain veneers will last 10-20 years.

By cementing them on carefully to your teeth we completely change the facade of your teeth and address any cosmetic or functional problems.

What are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are made of a composite resin material that is created to look like your natural tooth. Since composite veneers are made of a cheaper material, they are typically more affordable than porcelain veneers.

Pros and Cons of Composite and Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are a popular choice for people whose teeth have become stained over time by beverages or nicotine. They are also commonly used to hide imperfections such chipped teeth, misaligned or misshapen teeth, teeth that have been worn down over time, or teeth that aren’t spaced evenly.

Porcelain veneers are designed to be both attractive and durable, providing a strength that is similar to the natural enamel of your teeth. The surface of porcelain can capture the light in a way just like your natural teeth making them the most beautiful additions to your smile. As mentioned above, porcelain when added to veneers can last between 10-20 years.

While composite veneers are cheaper, you want to keep in mind that this isn’t always the best option, especially if you want the very best for your appearance. Since the material is not as durable as porcelain they do not last nearly as long as porcelain veneers. Composite veneers can also chip more easily, which results in extra cost having your veneers replaced. Because porcelain is much stronger, it’s very rare to have them chip or fracture.

If you want to invest in a truly beautiful smile makeover, you want the very best in dental veneers that last for years to come and give you a breathtaking smile.

Get a Stunning Dental Veneer Smile Makeover at Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our award-winning practice provides the very best in cosmetic dentistry procedures. We want you to leave our office with a gorgeous smile you’ll enjoy for years to come. That’s why we always use the high-quality veneers. To learn more about dental veneers, give us a call at 404-400-0400 or contact us online today.