Porcelain & Composite

Veneers

Are you unhappy with certain aspects of your smile? If so, veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Veneers have the power to provide small smile touch-ups and dramatic transformations that help turn a patient’s dream smile into a reality. We want our patients to be able to enjoy the benefits of great oral health and a beautiful smile. Please contact our office to schedule your in-person exam and consultation.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made out of composite resin or porcelain that are bonded to the front side of teeth. Our expert dentist, Dr. Raymond, will work with you to design the shape, size, color, and length of your veneers to help you achieve your ideal smile. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of tooth imperfections.

They can:

  • Alter the Shape of Teeth
  • Close Small Gaps Between Teeth
  • Cover Cracked, Chipped, or Misshapen Teeth
  • Give Teeth a More Uniform Appearance
  • Lengthen Short Teeth
  • Whiten Severely Discolored Teeth

We can also combine veneers with other restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, if you are missing one or more teeth, an implant or bridge may be necessary to fill in these large gaps. You should also be aware that veneers are not suited for every patient. If you grind your teeth, have severe tooth decay, or have any other oral health issues, you should discuss this with us so we can be sure to tailor your smile restoration to your unique needs. Dr. Raymond will discuss your options with you and help create a plan for creating a new, beautiful smile for you.

Before and After

Before and after veneer

The Differences Between Composite Resin & Porcelain

Porcelain Veneers

Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin is a great, affordable option for teens and young adults to improve the appearance of their smiles in nearly any way that they can imagine.

The benefits of composite veneers are:

  • Affordable: They are a budget-friendly alternative to porcelain.
  • Fast: We can fabricate your composite resin veneers in a single visit.
  • Easy to Repair: It’s easier to fix chipped or damaged resin than porcelain.
  • Conserve Tooth Structure: Composite resin requires less enamel removal.
  • Leave Options Open: Since minimal tooth structure is removed, teens and young adults can start with composite resin and switch to porcelain down the road.
Composite Resin Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers set the standard for maximum esthetics and are made from durable, high-quality dental ceramics.

Benefits of porcelain include:

  • Esthetics: This type of veneer is fabricated by a master ceramist who takes the time to make them perfect. The craftsmanship involved helps ensure the final result looks closer to natural teeth.
  • Less Time at the Dentist’s Office: Since the ceramist is using models of your teeth to fabricate the veneers in a lab, you spend less time in the dental chair.
  • You Can Try Them Out: Temporary veneers are worn for approximately two to three weeks. This allows time to ensure you love the fit, feel, and design of your new smile before committing to the final porcelain veneers.
  • Easy to Maintain: Porcelain is extremely stain resistant, which means follow-up tooth-polishing appointments are not necessary.
  • Durable: Porcelain is a more durable and chip-resistant material compared to composite resin. On average, it is even stronger than natural tooth enamel.
  • Long-Lasting: Composite veneers last 3-10 years on average while porcelain can last 10-30+ years with proper care.
  • Permanence: With porcelain veneers, you can enjoy the benefits of your brand new smile now and for many years to come.

Choosing the Right Material

We understand that there are a lot of things to consider when choosing between composite resin and porcelain. Don’t stress! Our knowledgeable team and Dr. Raymond will guide you through every step of the process, including helping you choose which material is best for your smile needs, lifestyle, and budget. Both options will give you that picture-perfect smile you’re looking for, so get in touch with our office to get started on your smile transformation!

Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

We have many different options for cosmetic dentistry and will work with you to find what works best for you. We can also use our innovative Digital Smile Design technology so you can see how veneers or other procedures will look before you commit to treatment. 
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss veneers or other cosmetic dentistry options.
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