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What’s The Difference Between Composite Veneers & Porcelain Veneers?

Dental Care Tips | 12th February 2022

At Sydney Cosmetic Dentist, we are experienced in helping clients achieve the perfect set of teeth by offering composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Both composite veneers and porcelain veneers are popular cosmetic dental treatments administered to individuals looking to reshape, realign or recolour their smile. These treatments are both great cosmetic dental solutions, but it’s important to understand their distinct advantages and disadvantages to find the right fit for you. Both options follow a similar approach as they are affixed to the outer teeth. Our  porcelain veneers are handmade thin sheets of porcelain, whereas composite veneers are made from composite resin which consists of a glass and resin hybrid.

The durability of composite vs porcelain veneers

Both treatments are great options for those looking to update their smile. However, in terms of durability, porcelain veneers are typically considered the longer-lasting of the two. As porcelain veneers are bonded to the patient’s existing smile, they are just as strong as natural teeth. However, if they’re ever damaged, they require a complete replacement, which can be more costly.

By contrast, the resin composite veneers are made of and can be slightly more susceptible to staining or chipping. However, they are also easily repaired if any damage does occur. And with proper care and upkeep, your composite veneers will ensure you continue to have a great-looking smile.

The best results

When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, it’s important to consider the sort of look that you’re striving for with your teeth. While porcelain veneers are typically considered the most natural-looking of the two as the texture is most similar to your existing teeth, it’s important to consider they aren’t reversible. Once they’re on, they will require periodic repairs and replacements.

As composite veneers are made from resin, they are more susceptible to staining. Nonetheless, some patients feel that they blend better with their existing teeth in contrast to the more striking brightness of porcelain veneers.

Either option will provide you with a substantial upgrade to your smile, but it’s important to consider all of the variables before making a final decision.

The cost of veneers

Generally speaking, porcelain veneers will cost more than composite veneers. However, this will depend on a number of factors, including how many teeth need to be replaced and the sort of look you’re aiming to achieve. If you’re looking to find cosmetic dental treatment that works within your budget, we suggest getting in touch with our experienced team at Sydney Cosmetic Dentist to chat about your options further.

Find the right veneers for you

If you’re wanting to get porcelain or composite veneers in Sydney but have some further questions about our services — or you’d like to book an appointment — then we will be happy to assist. Call on 02 9052 6999 or fill out a consultation form today.

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