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Composite Veneers VS. Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a great solution for patients who are not happy with the shape or colour of their teeth. At our Solihull private dental practice, our team are fully qualified and experienced when it comes to providing the best quality cosmetic dentistry, working hard to allow our clients to feel confident and happy with their smiles.

At Dental Practice Manor Sqaure, we offer both composite and porcelain veneers, depending on the needs of the individual client.

There are benefits of both, but we have put together an informative guide to help you work out which treatment will best suit your needs.

To find out more, or to speak to our cosmetic dentists directly, please feel free to give us a call today.

Benefits of Composite Veneers

With composite veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. The tooth-coloured composite material is applied to your tooth/teeth in layers to build out the desired size and shape of your veneers.

● Good for treating chipping and natural

● Help solve slight misalignment of teeth

● Can be accomplished in one visit

● The more affordable option

● No damage caused to your natural teeth

● Can be refreshed more frequently

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers on the other hand are small tooth-shaped extensions that are custom-fitted to be placed over the top of your teeth. Applying porcelain veneers involves the dentist removing the top layer of your natural teeth.

Where composite veneers are applied and built out in one appointment, porcelain veneers are created in a dental laboratory so require more than one appointment with our dentists.

● Natural-looking, mimicking the appearance of enamel

● Tailor-made to fit your teeth

● Resist everyday staining from coffee, smoking, red wine etc.

● Durable, can last up to 10-15 years

How to Choose

When it comes to choosing your veneer treatment, there are a number of things to consider.

Both options are long-lasting, with porcelain lasting slightly longer due to the material properties. However, applying your porcelain veneers requires work undergoing to your natural teeth to allow them to bond, whereas composite veneers will build out your natural teeth with no extra work needed.

In terms of time and price, composite veneers are cheaper and take less time, but with porcelain veneers, you achieve that enamel-mimicking aesthetic and they will not need to be ‘topped-up’ as the composite resin does. However, should your porcelain veneer become damaged, the entire veneer will need to be replaced, whereas composite can be easily repaired.

During your initial consultation with our Solihull dentists, we will discuss your needs and expectations, and our team will be able to advise on which service is best suited to you.

Need Advice? Get in Touch with Our Solihull Cosmetic Dentists Today

To book a consultation, please call 0121 709 3821, or leave us a message using the online contact form.

Our Solihull dental practice staff are more than happy to discuss the process of our veneer treatment with you to make sure we choose the best option for you.

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