Dental veneers are made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Both involve setting a natural tooth-colored material over the anterior surface of the tooth to improve its shape, color and appearance. Choices on both approaches should be made after a complete cosmetic analysis.
Porcelain is an ultra-smooth and impervious ceramic, with the most purified and refined forms of glass used. Composite veneers are made from synthetic materials and chemicals bonded together.
The biggest difference between them is their durability and strength. Porcelain mimics the light reflecting properties of natural teeth better, have a high ability to resist stains and last about 15 years. Composite veneers last for 4 to 7 years. They are more porous than porcelain, and can stain and chip over time, demanding regular polishing. They can be repaired when required.
Composite veneers cost about half the price or less of porcelain, and can be accomplished in a single visit as they don’t require laboratory preparation, unlike porcelain. Porcelain is a more complex procedure than the ‘bonding’ done by the dentists directly on the teeth.
Composite veneers do not allow extreme changes to the smile; however, it is a better option when porcelain veneers encounter limitations for extreme cases. The composite veneer is a best solution for all types of dental disorders and problems. It is a source of best smile and entertainment. It keeps your smile best and good. The use of traditional methods is not good due to presence of dental veneer.