If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to address cracks, chips, gaps, or discolouration in your teeth, veneers might be right for you! Eagle Ridge Dental Clinic is pleased to offer both porcelain and composite veneers to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted!
Veneers are thin layers of resin and porcelain that bond directly to the front surface of teeth, to protect damaged, chipped, or discoloured teeth, or to improve the aesthetics of the tooth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Eagle Ridge Dental Clinic places veneers routinely and designs each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. Whether you decide on porcelain or composite veneers will be decided by you and your dentist, depending on your particular situation.
Composite and porcelain are the most commonly used materials in the making of veneers. Both can beautifully transform your smile when fabricated by an experienced cosmetic dentist.
Composite veneers are far more affordable than porcelain veneers, which can be important if coverage is not covered by insurance. Furthermore, composite veneers can be fabricated while you wait, making it a same-day treatment. With composite veneers, minimal preparation is required on your natural teeth, meaning they are not permanently altered so much that the composite material can be removed and replaced as needed.
If you are looking for the most durable option, porcelain veneers are the way to go. While more expensive than composite veneers, they are made from a far stronger material than composite resin. When maintained properly, porcelain veneers can last for 10-15 years, compared to 5-7 with composite veneers. Most dentists also agree that porcelain veneers offer the most natural, tooth-like aesthetics. They are also very resistant to staining and chipping, more so than composite veneers. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
At the end of the day, both options offer a fantastic smile enhancement. You and your dentist can determine which solution is right for you, depending on cost concerns, durability, aesthetic concerns, and any other concerns you might have.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.