Thinking of investing in dental veneers? A smile makeover can help you look and feel great. When you have the confidence of knowing you’re putting your best face forward, you’ll be more apt to show it off around others, pose in photos, or meet new people.
But which type of dental veneers are right for you? Two of the most popular options on the market are porcelain veneers and composite veneers.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are handcrafted in a lab from the most durable, aesthetic ceramics. They offer maximum results that withstand everyday use and help your smile look its best, while providing a natural sheen. When you’re addressing several teeth (usually 6-8) within your smile zone, porcelain veneers are typically the treatment of choice. You can specify the exact shade, shape, and hue for the best results.
Benefits of Composite Veneers
Chairside or “same-day” veneers are typically crafted out of composite, similar to white fillings. They’re efficient to place and offer results in just one appointment. A composite veneer works best for addressing aesthetic irregularities on specific teeth. So if you have one or two teeth with a small chip or gap, you can place a same day veneer without necessarily having to address all of the surrounding teeth at the same time. Chairside veneers give you fast results, when there’s an issue that requires immediate attention.
Advice You Can Trust
The cosmetic dentists at Aesthetic & Implant Center of Atlanta can help you weigh the advantages of each type of veneer for your specific situation. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us today to reserve a consultation!