Veneers are an excellent cosmetic option for people who want to renovate their smile with something bright and new. What makes one style of veneers better or worse than another? Dr. Wallace recommends porcelain veneers as the best option for her patients. What are the benefits of porcelain veneers over other materials?
Composite resin veneers are made from the same material used for bonding procedures. This resin is tooth-colored and can be applied directly or indirectly to your teeth. It’s often the least expensive option but doesn’t provide the same durability as the other options.
Ceramic veneers are made of, you guessed it, ceramic. These veneers are more durable and more expensive than their composite counterparts. They are usually prepared in a laboratory setting and are custom designed for the patient’s teeth.
Porcelain veneers are the gold standard of cosmetic dentistry. This type provides the most natural look, the least tooth loss, and the highest grade material providing the most longevity.
Porcelain veneers are the most durable material option available for veneers. While durable, porcelain veneers aren’t unbreakable. Patients with porcelain veneers should still take great care of their teeth. Wearers should refrain from using their teeth as tools to open and cut things to prolong their life. If accidental breakage or damage does occur, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
If veneers are something you’re considering, porcelain should be your go-to option. Dr. Wallace understands the importance of loving your smile and provides her patients with top-of-the-line cosmetic dental care. Restoring teeth and rejuvenating a smile to highlight its natural potential give patients smiles they can be proud of and love for years to come. Call our office to schedule your appointment today at (843) 410-0345.