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Porcelain Or Composite Veneers

Whether you have chipped or discolored teeth or want to lengthen your short teeth, then veneers are your best solution. Boost your self-confidence and get a fabulous pearly white smile celebrity have. Today, dental industry has improved so much that no matter how bad your teeth are, an experienced dentist will have no problem fixing them. Regardless of whether you have a misalignment, or maybe your teeth are not even or are not perfectly shaped, dental veneers will help fix it all. Veneers will enhance the beauty of your smile, of course, if done properly.

There are two types of dental veneers:

  • composite veneers
  • porcelain veneers

Both porcelain and composite veneers provide same benefits and results. The only difference is the cost. Porcelain veneers are more expensive and yes, offer higher quality. But that does not mean that composite veneers are no good. Composite veneers are as good as porcelain ones, the only difference is that their average life is anywhere between 8 to 12 years, while porcelain veneers last about 25 years. If you have set budget, composite veneers are an ideal solution to restore your smile and self-confidence as well. Why wait if you have spacing, discolored teeth or other esthetic problems, when dental industry has moved so far. Now you can solve these problems in no time thanks to the beautiful porcelain and composite veneers.

Composite Veneers – Compared to porcelain, composite veneers are applied in one day and last up to 12 years, if properly maintained. Composite veneers can either be applied directly or indirectly, depending on how much material is needed. If you have minor misalignment then the composite veneers are applied in layers and sculpted directly in your mouth. With indirect application, the dentist first takes an impression of your teeth, sends the cast to the lab where dental technician create custom-made composite veneers which are then applied. The advantage of these composite veneers is that you can take them off and replace whenever you like. Thus you need to be extra careful with their maintenance, since they tend to stain fast.

Porcelain Veneers – If you are looking for a long lasting solution, then definitely go with the porcelain veneers as they do not require a lot of maintenance and usually last at least 15-20 years. This is why they cost more than the composite veneers. No need to worry if you are passionate tea or coffee drinker, porcelain veneers are stain resistant. If you want to get that natural looking smile, then this is the choice you need to make. Porcelain veneers are the best teeth restoration procedure available in the cosmetic dentistry. During this procedure a thin fingernail thickness layer is removed from your tooth enamel and bonded with a thin sculptured porcelain veneer.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.