Composite & Porcelain Veneers

What are Veneers?

Veneers involve the application of either composite or porcelain material to conceal dental imperfections and enhance tooth shape. Opting for veneers comes with various advantages, and in certain situations, they deliver outcomes beyond what alternative treatments can achieve. The specific procedure depends on the type of veneer selected, making it essential to understand these differences.

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Composite & Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer longer durability compared to composite alternatives and come with distinct advantages. Unlike composite bonding, porcelain veneers are resistant to discoloration, maintaining a bright white appearance over time. They are also less prone to chipping, though proper care is essential.

The application process for porcelain veneers involves removing a portion of the tooth’s enamel, a permanent alteration. In contrast, composite veneers are reversible, as the material is applied directly to the tooth’s surface. Porcelain veneers are meticulously crafted in a lab before the treatment day, ensuring precise size and shape for a quicker procedure and guaranteed excellent results.

Despite the enamel removal, porcelain veneers are designed to resemble natural teeth closely. They not only address cosmetic concerns but also improve functionality, correcting issues like uneven teeth. This dual functionality is a significant advantage, enhancing both aesthetics and oral function, potentially boosting confidence by transforming a crooked smile.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a popular choice for their quick treatment, involving the application of a composite material to the entire tooth. This material conceals discolouration and enhances the tooth’s appearance, offering a whitening effect. Similar to composite bonding, composite veneers can address specific areas of the tooth, correcting crookedness or misshapen teeth.

Our same-day smile treatment includes a preliminary consultation to discuss the procedure’s benefits, plan the treatment stages, and identify the teeth to be treated. The pain-free procedure is conducted in our luxury facility, allowing you to leave on the same day with the treatment completed.

Composite veneers generally have a lifespan of around 7 years, prompting a re-application appointment to maintain optimal results. In comparison, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years but involve permanent changes to the teeth.

Veneers FAQ'S

With recommended regular hygienist visits, as we would always recommend with or without veneers, and good oral hygiene, we would expect 10-20+ years for our porcelain veneers.

The number of veneers required depends on your individual concerns and the extent of the smile improvement you desire. Our guidance and recommendations will be tailored to your specific needs.

As a general starting point, considering 4 upper veneers is a common approach, but this quantity can be adjusted as needed, either increased or decreased.

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