Veneers can reshape and even out your teeth, fill in the gaps, and give you a pearly white smile to show off. Not only do they enhance your smile but they protect your teeth. Let’s take a look at the two main types of veneers being offered by Palmetto cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain veneers, also known as traditional veneers, are thin ceramic shells which get bonded to the front side of your teeth. Porcelain veneers will last for at least ten years, and with the right maintenance, they can last for over 20 years. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit your mouth. While they are the strongest veneers, they are also harder to repair if something damages them.
Composite veneers, also known as bonded veneers, are a cheaper and less destructive way to improve your smile. Unlike porcelain veneers, which require a mold being made and time for the veneers to come in, composite veneers can be applied in just one visit. Composite veneers only last about 5 to 10 years and are polished and smoothed to achieve the look of normal teeth. While composite veneers are more prone to chipping and staining than porcelain veneers, they can be easily repaired.
Are You Interested in Palmetto Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you are thinking about veneers, look no further than Floridian Dental. We offer both porcelain and composite veneers for our patients. Contact us today to learn more about which one is right for you and to schedule an appointment.