After years of dealing with stains and cosmetic issues, it’s time to get your teeth looking new again. That’s why some patients chose veneers to restore their appearance.
So, what’s the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Porcelain Veneers – Advantages and Disadvantages
Dentists typically favour porcelain veneers due to their durability, strength, and lifespan, as they tend to have a longer lifespan than composite veneers. Patients love these veneers for their natural appearance and stain resistance. They are more likely to resemble natural teeth, which is a definite plus.
The only downside to porcelain veneers is the time it takes to construct them (1-2 weeks), with at least two dentist visits and replacement sessions should they get damaged. Because these veneers can’t be repaired, you’ll need to get a whole new set. Luckily, they are quite resilient. With these veneers, you can’t go wrong!
Composite Veneers – Advantages and Disadvantages
With a lower price and convenience, composite veneers are a good option for those on a limited budget and who want a shorter wait time. This natural-coloured resin can improve your smile in a single visit.
The disadvantage to composite veneers is their durability and lifespan. These veneers tend to last less and are more prone to chipping and cracking. In that case, however, they are reversible and can be taken off, unlike with porcelain veneers that require a complete replacement.
Both porcelain and composite veneers are a great option for anyone looking to improve their smile. Overall, they offer the same benefits. Keep in mind, porcelain typically lasts considerably longer than composite with more durability and resistance to damage. At the end of the day, it’s your decision whether to get porcelain or composite veneers.
Are you considering porcelain or composite veneers? If so, Coast Family Dental in Currimundi is here to help! We offer crowns and veneers to restore the appearance of your teeth. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (07) 5437 9000 today!