The porcelain material is prized for its unique properties that combine beauty and strength. Its natural tooth-like appearance mimics the same shiny translucent quality of teeth enamel. Sculpted to the precise shape, size, and look of your natural teeth, porcelain veneers help to deliver a brand new smile that looks both radiant and natural.
Although one of the most expensive variants, the porcelain veneer tends to produce the most aesthetic results. The material is also more robust and stains resistant as compared to composite resins. The natural, strong, and durable porcelain material also makes it suitable for people with chipped or cracked teeth as well as severe discolorations.
The advantage of Composite Resin Veneers is that they require a much shorter preparation time. The entire treatment process may be completed within a single dentist appointment. Composite veneers can be smoothened and polished to look like normal teeth but they are not as strong or durable as porcelain veneers. As compared to Porcelain Veneers, they are more prone to fracturing when the teeth are exposed to rigorous biting and chewing functions. However, they can be easily repaired and offer a more affordable solution to concealing minor aesthetic problems.
Porcelain Veneers are more effective when it comes to resisting stains, as well as possessing a reflecting quality that imitates that of natural teeth. Composite veneers, on the other hand, are often used because they can be much thinner and they also require less of your natural tooth to be removed before the placement of these.
On average, dental veneers can last for around 5 to 10 years before they will need to be replaced. However, if you experience a chip or crack you should visit your dentist straight away.