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Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers: Which is Best?

What are veneers, anyway? Veneers are thin shells that can be applied to the front of your teeth. They’re often used cosmetically to change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers may last 10 years or longer, depending on how you care for them.

The appeal of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a solution to restore your smile if you have misaligned, discolored, or damaged teeth. The porcelain acts as a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth. To prepare the teeth, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. This makes room for the veneers so that your teeth look natural.

Porcelain is generally a strong and long-lasting material with a more natural surface and appearance, making it a fantastic option for patients who want to positively transform their smiles. If you want excellent results that last for many years without any maintenance (besides regular brushing and flossing), then this is definitely worth considering.

The appeal of composite veneers

Composite veneers are made of composite resin. The composite sits on top of your existing teeth, helping to shape the teeth into a more desirable appearance.

There are some drawbacks, however: for one, composite veneers don’t last as long as porcelain. If you grind your teeth or otherwise damage them (say, if you bite into an apple and chomp down on your own lip), it’s easy for the tooth enamel to chip away at the composite material underneath. This could lead to further damage that needs repair leading to further mouth restoration procedures such as crowns or bridges.

Better aesthetics and longer-lasting

Porcelain veneers are a great choice if you’re looking for something that looks natural and lasts longer than composite. If you’re worried about the price, you can always get them during a promotional event or with a coupon.

If you want an attractive smile and long-lasting results, porcelain veneers are better than composite.

Porcelain veneers are also more durable than their cosmetic counterparts (such as dental composites) because they don’t chip or crack like plastic and resin composites do over time due to chipping from biting habits or everyday use such as eating utensils scraping against them while chewing food items). These kinds of things can happen when using any type of material – but with all-ceramic dental restorations like porcelain ones, there are fewer risks involved.

Do you want to get a brand new smile? You’re not alone. Getting porcelain veneers is an increasingly popular choice for people who have damaged or discolored teeth that need fixing. However, there are many options out there when it comes to veneers and it can be overwhelming!

At Livewell Dentistry, we make it easy to choose the right veneers for you. We offer high-quality, natural-looking, custom-made porcelain veneers that fit your smile and enhance your appearance. If you’re ready to start your journey towards a more beautiful smile, contact us today to find out if veneers are right for you!

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