If you've decided to have dental veneers, then you can use traditional porcelain shells. However, you should also consider using composite resin veneers before you make a final decision. What are the advantages of composite veneers?
Composite Veneers Are Reversible
Regular porcelain veneer treatments are irreversible. Your dentist will remove some enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneer shells. Once this enamel is gone, you can't get it back. You'll have to wear veneers or find an alternative way to cover your teeth, such as crowns, in the future.
Composite veneers are reversible. Your dentist doesn't have to shave off any enamel; they have minimal preparation work to do. They simply shape a composite resin over a tooth to create the veneer.
If you decide down the line that you don't want to wear veneers any longer, then your dentist can remove the resin. If your enamel is intact, your natural teeth will be in good enough shape to manage without veneers.
Composite Veneers Take Less Time
If you decide to have porcelain veneers, then your treatment will take some time. Your dentist will have to measure your teeth and order porcelain shells. When the shells are made, your dentist will prepare each tooth and fit the shell to it.
If you want a faster solution, then composite veneers are the answer. Your dentist doesn't need to measure or order shells. They have hardly any preparation work to do. They simply apply the resin to create the veneer. You can often have all your veneer work done in one appointment.
Composite Veneers Are Cheaper
If you want multiple porcelain veneers, then your treatment costs might be higher than your budget. This treatment has various costs. You'll need multiple appointments with your dentist. You'll have to pay for the preparation and fitting work they do. You'll also have to pay for the shells themselves.
Composite veneers cost less. You need fewer appointments, and your dentist has less work to do. While you pay for the resin, this material costs less than porcelain shells. Plus, you get lower maintenance costs here. If you break a porcelain veneer, then your dentist will usually need to make and fit a new one. However, they can often repair composite veneers by patching them up or reapplying the resin.
While composite resin veneers have their advantages, they aren't the right cosmetic dentistry solution for every patient. Contact a local cosmetic dentist to learn more.Share