Dental veneers are shells made of porcelain or composite resin material that bond to the front surface of your teeth. They help to improve the appearance of your teeth and give you a perfect looking smile. Veneers can treat many dental issues such as chipped teeth, broken or discolored teeth. In addition, dentists also use them to manage misaligned teeth and remove the gaps between them. There are two main and common types of veneers which are as follows:
These are made of composite resin and are directly applied to your teeth. They provide the same benefits as porcelain in terms of treatment. Their biggest advantage is the cost. On average, they cost only half as much as porcelains. Another advantage is their application in a single visit. On the other hand, a porcelain veneer requires two appointments, one to prepare the tooth and take an impression for veneer, and the other one to fit the veneer.
Made out of high-quality ceramic that can match the shade of your surrounding teeth, and give you a very natural look. They can catch the natural light just like the way your natural teeth do. Porcelain veneers preserve the majority of your natural teeth structure while giving a long-lasting improvement to your smile. There is one thing that composite veneers cannot compete with is the strength of porcelain veneers. Porcelain is much more durable than composite material, and a well-maintained porcelain veneer can last up to ten to fifteen years. Whereas on average, the composite lasts up-to only seven years.
Both types of veneers have advantages and disadvantages over each other, which makes it difficult to choose between the two. Call Brookshire Smile Dental on 281-934-1010 so that our dentists can help you make a choice according to your and budget dental goals.