Composite or Porcelain Veneers: Which is Right for You?

Dental Veneers give you a chance to have a new smile with no cracks or imperfections.Do you have chipped, mismatched, or discolored teeth? What about your smile, is there any change you would make? Dental veneers, one of Southfield Family Dental’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. No matter if the size, shape, or color of your teeth bothers you, dental veneers may be your solution. 

Veneers in General

Before we get any further, you may be wondering what a dental veneer is. In general, dental veneers are thin films that stick right onto the front of the tooth, giving it a new appearance. Dental veneers give you the smile you’ve always wanted while removing minor imperfections. This approach helps restore teeth that have become broken, chipped, stained, worn, or those that don’t match up. Veneers can even fill in gaps between teeth. When you look into the mirror after your procedure, you will see a more attractive with consistent color and shape. 

There are two main types of dental veneers: composite and porcelain. Let’s take a look at each and their unique benefits. 

Composite Veneers: Definition and Benefits

Composite veneers are a type of dental veneer produced on-site at the dentist’s clinic. The dentist will apply these veneers directly to the teeth during a single appointment. This procedure covers any imperfections while giving you a shining smile. This type of veneer is a less expensive option that can be easily repaired if the need comes. Composite veneers also have a much quicker process than most other veneer applications. 

Porcelain Veneers: Definition and Benefits

Porcelain veneers bring a much more thorough solution. These veneers must be made in a laboratory as opposed to the dentist’s office. These veneers are made based on an individual’s specific measurements. After production, your dentist cements the porcelain veneers onto your tooth’s surface. You will need two full appointments to complete the procedure: the first to take impressions, then the second to adhere them to your teeth. These veneers have a much longer life than composite veneers and will never change color. 

The experts at Southfield Family Dental offer a range of emergency, standard, and cosmetic dental options. Our cosmetic veneer options will delight you and those lucky enough to see your smile. Give us a call today at (248) 331-8600 to discuss your options.

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