When you have your consultation, our dentist will explain the benefits of both porcelain and composite veneers and advise on what’s right for you. But for those who want to do their research beforehand – what exactly is the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are semi-transparent shells that are custom made to fit over the face of each of your teeth. Created in a dental laboratory, veneers are permanently bonded to your natural teeth for a durable and low maintenance solution.
Porcelain veneers are typically completed in two appointments. In your first appointment, the dentist cleans, prepares and makes an impression of your teeth. After this, dentist and specialist ceramist create your dental veneers, which are customised to you. Once they are created, you will require a return appointment to set your new veneers in place.
On the other hand, Composite Veneers are applied to the surface of your teeth as a composite material. The material is then sculpted to the desired shape and set in place using light activation systems – much like a composite filling – taking generally one appointment
Composite veneers are a popular choice, as they blend into your teeth seamlessly to create a natural and bright smile.