Composite Resin Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Read our blog post to learn about how composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers compare. Contact us today to schedule a veneers consultation!

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:

  • Procedure

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.

  • Durability

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.

  • Price

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.

The Benefits of Digital Dentistry & Digital Smile Design

Read our blog post to learn about how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with digital dentistry! Contact us for more information.

What is the value of a confident smile?

Smiling is a universal language that helps us build relationships with those around us. Studies show smiling causes hormonal changes altering our body’s biology and chemistry. These changes then go on to impact all aspects of our health and well-being beyond the benefits of improved chewing and digestion.

Learn more about the power of smile

Making a change in the appearance of your smile is not an easy decision, but even more difficult is choosing the right dentist to guide you through the journey. Just like anything, this process starts with you. What do you want? What are your goals and desires? And like many people, your goals may be vague like, “I want my teeth to be lighter,” “I want longer teeth,” or “I want to improve my smile,” and that’s ok. The next question becomes, “How can we better define your goals and desires to create a plan?” The answer lies in digital smile design and the ability to visualize outcomes with software simulations that help refine size, shape, and color desires.

Test-driving your new smile

It’s common practice to test drive a car before buying it, so why isn’t this common practice in dentistry? The basic answer is cost and feasibility. With digital smile design, you can preview your new smile in minutes with a 2D rendering.

When possible, patients can take it to the next level and physically wear their new teeth for several days to several months. 3D designing your new smile can be quickly achieved using computer software to design and 3D print new teeth that snap-in over your existing teeth.

Learn more about 3D printing and dental technology at Skyline Dental

In short, digital smile design ensures you’re getting the smile you want and love before committing yourself to dental treatment.

Dr. James Raymond at Skyline Dental in Tucson can answer all your question regarding your options for changing your smile with photo simulation and “test-driving” a snap-in smile. Call to schedule an exam or consultation today.