What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers achieve a natural-looking aesthetic, while composite veneers are usually more affordable.

Dental veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile without the need for invasive procedures. Porcelain and composite veneers are both made of highly durable materials that can be customised for any need or budget. However, porcelain is usually more expensive than composite because it’s stronger and less prone to chipping or cracking over time; while composite veneers are more affordable, but don’t usually last as long.

But which should you choose? A dental professional can help you decide based on factors like durability, colour options, and your personal aesthetic goals. Read on to find out more about the difference between porcelain and composite veneers, and what the treatment process involves…

Why consider dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment and can be used to conceal a range of imperfections, including chips, stains, and misaligned or unevenly shaped teeth. Dental veneers are custom-made to suit the individual and are designed to fit over the front surface of the teeth. They are a highly effective treatment and can alter the overall aesthetic of one’s smile quite considerably.

When it comes to choosing your dental veneers, there are two popular materials: porcelain and composite. The material that you choose will depend on the results that you would like to achieve, as well as your lifestyle and budget.

How do they differ?

Both types of veneers have their own set of benefits. Composite veneers tend to be more affordable than porcelain veneers, and they can usually be fabricated while you wait. This means that the treatment process is typically quicker when compared to porcelain veneers.

There are a number of benefits to choosing porcelain veneers, however. One of their biggest advantages is that they are extremely durable. With the right care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years, which is considerably longer than the average lifespan of composite veneers.

Another advantage of porcelain veneers is that they achieve a very natural-looking result as porcelain has a translucency that is very similar to tooth enamel. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, while composite veneers are much more porous and can become discoloured over time. Porcelain veneers are made from a very strong material, and they are very unlikely to chip and crack in the long term.

How do you choose?

When it comes to choosing a cosmetic treatment, the decision is very personal and will depend on your unique needs. It is helpful, however, to speak to your dentist so that they can explain your options to you and address any questions or concerns that you might have. It is always a good idea to be informed before going ahead with a treatment, and your dentist will guide you through the decision-making process.

How can we help?

At Iris Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. The porcelain veneers that we offer are indistinguishable from natural teeth and are custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile.

If you would like to rejuvenate the appearance of your smile and are considering dental veneers, we encourage you to come in and see us so that we can explain the treatment process to you in detail. We can conceal imperfections on one or more teeth to dramatically change the appearance of your smile.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers at Iris Dental in Melbourne, please have a look here.

If you would like to come in and see us, please get in touch here or give us a call on 03 9394 7877 to arrange a consultation.

Besides porcelain veneers, we also offer a comprehensive range of services, including general, restorative, and sedation dentistry, as well as orthodontic treatments. To find out more about the treatments that are available at Iris Dental, please have a look here.

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