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Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers: Does Porcelain Win?

Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers: Does Porcelain Win?

If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers could be the answer. They help conceal gaps, cracks, chips, tooth staining and tooth discoloration. They also provide tangible benefits by helping to make your tooth structures stronger. Dental patients generally have two choices: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

There are quite a few benefits to getting porcelain. To name some of the top ones:

  • Only a little bit of the tooth structure is eliminated during the procedure. Often, none has to be removed.
  • The veneers are tough, lasting over 15 years with good care.
  • Coffee, wine, cigarette smoking and the like won’t stain the veneers.
  • They help your teeth look natural.

For some people, the fact that porcelain veneers won’t stain their teeth is huge. However, good care of these veneers means staying away from chewing ice and other extremely hard objects.

Advantages of Composite Resin Veneers

Many of the advantages of composite resin veneers are disadvantages for porcelain veneers. To examine a few:

  • Composite resin veneers can be repaired.
  • They are somewhat cheaper and require fewer resources.
  • They can be created in just one visit to Dr. Moriarty.

Porcelain veneers, while long-lasting, cannot be repaired. They need to be replaced.

Which One Comes Out on Top?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. The process for porcelain veneers is certainly more involved, requiring at least two visits, but the result is a durable  covering that can last as long as 15 years and brighten your smile. It may be that if your needs are on the serious side, porcelain will serve you best. On the other hand, if your discolorations or misalignments are on the mild side, you may prefer composite.

For an appointment and more information on whether porcelain veneers in Lawrence, KS would benefit you best, contact us today at Dr. Moriarty’s office!