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Porcelain or Composite Veneers?

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Transforming smiles is the focus of cosmetic dentists everywhere. But, with so many cosmetic therapies available, which is right for you? If you are looking for a solution to discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers might be the right option for you.

What are Veneers?

Veneers can be thin sheets of porcelain ceramic or painted-on composite resin material that bond to the fronts of teeth.. They are an aesthetic solution to minor dental issues such as crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, uneven size or spaces between teeth or severely discolored teeth color damaged.

Porcelain vs. Composite Veneers

Both composite and porcelain veneers improve appearance. However, depending on the desired outcome, the differences between the two can be significant.

Porcelain veneers are known to produce beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Although more expensive than composite veneers, they can last longer. Porcelain veneers are available at the Campbell Dental Arts in Escondido for patients seeking a complete smile transformation.

Durability and Strength

Although the layers of porcelain material are only about .5-.7 millimeters thick, once bonded to the tooth structure, they become strong and are more resistant to chipping than composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are not porous or impervious, and will resist stain. In fact, tea and coffee lovers might want to opt for porcelain precisely for its stain-resistant properties.

Natural Appearance

Porcelain veneers create a very natural-looking smile – the material itself closely resembles that of the natural tooth, both in terms of color and luminosity. Its life-like properties means porcelain veneers are virtually indistinguishable from the natural tooth.

Veneers improve a smile

Both porcelain and composite veneers offer options for patients in need of mild to moderate cosmetic improvements. We encourage our patients to schedule a consultation with our office to determine which solution will work best for them, depending on lifestyle, desired outcome, and budget.

If you feel you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers, or want more information, call the Escondido office of Dr. Kurt and Dr.Jon Campbell today and schedule an appointment. We look forward to transforming your smile!

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