A great option to improve your smile are dental veneers, with this cosmetic dental procedure we can enhance the appearance of your teeth making them wither, longer and straighter or simply creating a harmonious smile. Did you know that you have to be an ideal candidate for veneers? If you already know that this procedure is an option for you, but you don’t have any idea if porcelain veneers or composite veneers are the best for you. Here we explain some factors to take in consideration.
Veneers are a thin porcelain layer which is bonded on the surface of the tooth to improve the appearance of your smile or to replace the enamel of your teeth.
Composite veneers are made of dental restorative material that mimics de color of the tooth.
It takes normally 3 appointments to accomplish the treatment of porcelain veneers. For the preparation of the teeth, we remove from 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel according to the case (if we need to reach a drastic change of teeth tone, we must trim from 0.5 to 0.9mm). We take impressions and send them to the lab which usually need 10 to 15 days to make the permanent veneers. We will place temporary veneers so two week later you can come in por the cementation of the permanent veneers.
Composite veneers noninvasive cosmetic treatment is bond directly to the tooth surface often complete in one day varies on the case.
Porcelain veneers since are made of a stronger material can last 10 to 15 years with proper care, regular dental check-ups, following always the indications provide by your dentist.
On the other hand, composite veneers are more prone to chipping since the resin is not as strong as the porcelain and have a life time of 1 to 3 years, also with proper care, regular dental check-ups, following always the indications provide by your dentist.