Porcelain Veneers are a great option for people who are self-conscious or unhappy about the shape, colour and appearance of their teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed on top of your natural teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile.
The key difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers is that porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years before needing to be changed, whereas composite veneers may only last up to 7 or 8 years.
Porcelain veneers may not be suitable for everyone, and in some cases, a variety of treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results, but there are a lot of advantages:
- A natural looking smile
- Long lasting results (up to 15 years)
- They are more resistant to stains than natural teeth
- Give crooked teeth the illusion of being straight
Something to consider however when getting porcelain veneers is that prior to the treatment, a thin layer of enamel must be shaved off your teeth so that the veneer can be attached to your tooth seamlessly. This shouldn’t cause you any pain however a local anesthetic may be given as a precaution.
Another aspect to consider is if a porcelain veneer is chipped, the whole veneer will probably need to be replaced whereas if a composite veneer is chipped, it can be ‘filled in’ and further sculpted by your dentist.
If you are considering porcelain veneers at Avondale Dental Practice then please get in touch to book a no-obligation consultations with one of our expert dentists who can talking you through the process and answer any other questions that you may have about potential treatments.