Ready to achieve your dream smile with veneers? We’re excited for you to get the beautiful teeth you’ve always wanted! But before we get to that part, you do have one more decision to make: composite resin veneers or porcelain veneers. These are two different materials we can use when creating your custom veneers, and each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a quick overview of their main differences:
Overall, getting veneers involves the same basic procedure, but there are some slight differences depending on your chosen material. Composite resin veneers can take just one appointment to complete, unlike porcelain veneers which can require multiple visits to finish. Additionally, there’s a minimal amount of tooth structure removal and often no need for numbing in the preparation stage for composite resin veneers. This conservation of tooth structure is part of the reason why composite resin veneers make for a good option for teens and young adults knowing porcelain veneers are always an option down the road.
On average, composite resin veneers last about three to 10 years. On the other hand, the length for porcelain veneers can be almost three times that amount, with their average lifespan being between 10 to 30 plus years. When it comes to how well your veneers stand up against outside forces, porcelain veneers are less likely to wear and chip. This durability also makes them less likely to need replacing in the future. On top of that, porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains so there’s less chance that you’ll have to do go in for touch-up polishing to keep them looking their best.
How long veneers last depends on your lifestyle habits and the condition of your oral health. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll be able to assess your unique risk levels and longevity expectations.
While the price of your veneers treatment depends on how extensive your work will be and how many teeth you’ll be correcting, composite resin veneers are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers.
Schedule a Veneers Consultation!
If you’re still not sure whether composite resin or porcelain veneers are right for you, why not come into our Skyline Dental office for a consultation? During this initial meeting, we’ll ask you a little bit more about your smile goals, budget, and other factors to figure out which option makes the most sense for you. Just call or email our office today to make your appointment! We would be thrilled to meet with you.