Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Posted on 31 May 2018

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Dental veneers can be made out of composite or porcelain and are customised to fit over teeth in order to improve their appearance, shape and colour. Problems like chipped teeth and discolouration can be easily fixed with veneers, helping to dramatically improve your smile. But how do you choose between the two types of veneers? This blog post from Signature Smile Studio provides information on both types to help you make a decision.

Composite Veneers

Many different clinics offer convenient options for composite veneers in Melbourne. Composite veneers can be done in one dental visit, with composite resin applied in layers on top of the tooth to act as a cover-up. The dentist will ensure that the veneers are the right colour, shape, form and length to perfectly match your teeth, after which a curing light will be used to harden the resin. Composite veneers can be easily repaired if they become broken or damaged, as the resin can be built up. Composite veneers in Melbourne can remedy many teeth issues, including chipped, discoloured and misaligned teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers require two visits to the dentist because they have to be made in a dental lab. The dentist will take a mould of the teeth that will be used to design the veneers. Porcelain veneers are a more expensive option than composite veneers in Melbourne, as the process is more complex and takes longer. However, porcelain veneers are considered to be a stronger and more resilient option over composite veneers for a variety of teeth problems. While porcelain veneers don’t easily stain, if they do become damaged, they must be completely replaced rather than repaired.

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with Signature Smile Studio today to learn more about composite and porcelain veneers and determine your eligibility. Your dream smile is merely a few dentist appointments away thanks to our professional services and dedicated staff.

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