I’ve been considering a smile makeover. The price is a little constraining. I’ve heard that composite veneers are cheaper. Is there a significant difference between the two?
Thomas S. – Boston
The biggest differnce is their longevity. Composite is made of an an engineered resin or plastic. Porcelain veneers are made out of porcelain– obviously. The composite resin is much weaker. It won’t last as long and is significantly more likely to stain or chip.
You’ll have to repair or replace them much sooner. In the end it could end up costing as much, with less beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers can give you a gorgeous smile. They’re stronger than even your natural tooth enamel and very stain resistant.
I won’t tell you which one to choose. An expert cosmetic dentist can give you a beautiful smile no matter which you choose. It would just be a matter of longevity in that case.
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