What are porcelain and composite veneers?
Dental veneers come in different varieties with most pointing to porcelain and composite veneers as the most common. There are differences between the two but both serve the effective purpose of enhancing the way your teeth look in a significant way.
Dental veneers are designed to significantly improve one's appearance through changing a person's less than desirable looking teeth.
How is this done?
Essentially, custom-made mouldings are employed to cover the front of the problematic looking teeth. Once in place, veneers can truly change the appearance of the teeth. It also becomes very difficult to tell the difference between the veneers and the original teeth provided an expert cosmetic dental practitioner is at the helm of creating the moldings.
What are Direct and Indirect Veneers?
There are two further categories in which both porcelain and composite veneers fall under. These are indirect and direct veneers. The difference between the two is how and where they are made. With indirect veneers, the veneers are produced in a dental laboratory.
With direct veneers, they are made by a dentist when you are at the office during an actual appointment. Is one method necessarily better than another? The answer is that one is not better than another as much as one might be more appropriate depending upon the individual case and the condition of your teeth. It would be through careful deliberation with your dentist that you can decide upon which type of veneers is best used.
The Benefits of Porcelain and Composite Veneers
- The actual materials used to create the veneers are modern and cutting edge. This is what allows the teeth to present a bright, white, and natural smile. Again, our teeth certainly will not give the appearance they are covered up by a dental appliance. Your smile and your teeth will look indistinguishable from perfect natural teeth
- Those that have suffered from serious dental problems along the lines of misaligned or rotting teeth, trauma injuries such as chips or fractures, genetic issues such as poorly shaped teeth or spaced between teeth or the common problem of teeth discoloration will find porcelain veneers to be the perfect solution to these problems. In fact, porcelain veneers could lead to a complete and total cosmetic makeover that improves your smile and appearance immensely
- Porcelain veneers are often used when a serious dental mishap has occurred along the lines of cracking, chipping, excessive discoloration and other problems. Therefore, if your teeth are in dire condition it will likely be porcelain veneers that will be recommended
- The composite version of veneers can be considered a form of bonding and they are far less costly and invasive. When you have minor problems with your teeth, you will likely find that composite veneers are generally the best solution in which to employ.
Regardless of which type of veneers you select Porcelain/Composite or Direct/Indirect the bottom line is you can certainly enhance and improve the look of your teeth dramatically through this cosmetic dentistry process. It can completely change the look of your teeth for the better and in a relatively easy manner.