Stunning Black and White Photography of Dr Zenaidy Castro Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers – Which is right for you?
Composite vs. porcelain veneers? Both treatments involve full or partial facings of teeth that when properly done can enhance the beauty of your smile. Today’s composite materials can provide a life like beautiful appearance that is conservative of tooth structure and can last for a long time. Veneer therapy is used in cases in which more is needed to be done to accomplish natural aesthetics. Veneers can be used in more severe misalignment, form, coloir and spacing issues.
Composite Veneers or Dental Bonding
Composite bonding (also sometimes called “direct veneers” or “plastic veneers”) is a tooth-coloured plastic resin material. Bonding can usually be placed in one visit and is used many times to repair a smaller chip in a tooth or to make aesthetic improvements in more than one tooth. Bonding usually requires little to no tooth reduction or anaesthesia.
With composite veneers the resin is applied in layers to the tooth and sculpted directly in the mouth to achieve the desired aesthetic the patient is looking for.
The greatest advantage of composite veneers is that it is an additive process that is reversible and can be removed and replaced as needed. Beautiful natural aesthetics can be achieved in the right hands. Aesthetic dentistry is not for all dentists and involves extreme attention to detail. When accomplished properly no one should know you had the treatment.
Composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers in general, but considering that they do not last as long and need replacing more often they could end up costing more in the long run.
The disadvantage of Composite Veneers are they are more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain veneers which also offer more a natural looking, translucent tooth-like appearance.
The most popular type of veneers are porcelain, which offer a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart. Porcelain veneers are usually more aesthetic in terms of the spectrum of colour, realism and translucency because they are made in a lab out of porcelain. Porcelain veneers are also more of a long-term solution than bonding, as they do not stain, discolour, and are stronger than bonding.
As it requires few appointments and involves a Lab fees, it normally incur more fees than Composite veneers.
SUMMARY OF THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE TWO COSMETIC MATERIAL OPTIONS: Material:
Composite resin is an artificial material, essentially a type of plastic, whereas porcelain is an organic natural glass material. Over time, composite veneers can become dull, stained, and worn because they lack the durable coloration, shine, and structure that porcelain provides.
Porcelain can closely mimic the look of natural tooth material. The handmade ceramic layering techniques that Dr. Castro’s ceramist uses in the laboratory create exquisite porcelain veneers. This highly controlled fabrication process also allows for consistency, symmetry, and optimal coloration among the veneers.
Composite resin, on the other hand, is a liquid plastic material that is layered directly onto each tooth, shaped, and buffed. This process is very challenging to master, and it is difficult to create great-looking results unless your dentist is incredibly skilled in this method. Furthermore, composite material does not resemble tooth material as closely as porcelain, and the aesthetics degrade relatively quickly.
The strength and structural characteristics of porcelain allow the veneers to be made ultra-thin and retain a smooth surface over time. Comparatively, composite veneers can often feel thick and rough. The majority of patients say their porcelain veneers feel virtually indistinguishable from their natural teeth.
While composite veneers can be completed within the span of one visit, custom porcelain veneers require two visits to your cosmetic dentist. In the long-run, however, high-quality porcelain veneers will require significantly fewer maintenance visits than composite veneers.
With proper fabrication, placement, hygiene, and protection, durable porcelain veneers should last for decades. Dr. Castro provides each of his porcelain veneers patients with a custom night guard to protect their veneers during sleep. Composite veneers, on the other hand, require replacement every few years.
Top-quality composite veneers may be half as much or a third of the cost of porcelain veneers; however, if you are looking to make a lasting investment in your smile, porcelain veneers are the superior choice. Over time, the maintenance and replacement costs that can accumulate with composite veneers make a good case for the long-term affordability and value of porcelain veneers.
While composite veneers can provide a quick, temporary cosmetic fix for chipped, damaged, gapped, or discoloured teeth, high-quality porcelain veneers are always the right choice when you desire natural-looking, long-lasting results. Porcelain Veneers Vs Composite Veneers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JILrd62FcpI&feature=emb_logo Feeling self-conscious and insecure with your smile? Looking for the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne for Smile Makeovers with Dental Veneers? VOGUE SMILES MELBOURNE Dentist have the passion, expertise and dedication to provide exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry treatment. Call 9629-7664 to book for your FREE mini cosmetic consult
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Direct dental bonding pertains to the restoration of a damaged tooth with composite resin. Composite is a tooth-coloured filling material. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, refer to the thin shell of translucent ceramic made to fit the front surface of a tooth. The placement of either a composite or porcelain veneer can dramatically enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile.
Restoration with bonded composite is a quicker, less invasive method of restoring damaged teeth. It is cheaper than porcelain veneers although it is less resistant and generally does not last as long. Other differences between the two include the cost as well as the length of time needed to finish the restoration.
For dental teeth bonding, the dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged portions of the tooth. The reduction will be very minimal. Once done, a bonding agent will be applied on the prepared tooth surface. Then, the actual composite filling will be fused to the tooth structure through the action of the bonding material. A curing light will be used to harden the filling. Afterwards, it will be trimmed and polished to blend naturally to the entire tooth.
Much like dental bonding, porcelain veneers are also fused to the tooth structure. The only difference is instead of using composite (plastic), ceramic (glass) is used. Also, the amount of tooth reduction is much greater. The dentist will have to remove structure about 0.5mm on in the entire front surface of the tooth in order to accommodate the veneer.
Dental bonding procedures are performed entirely in a dental clinic. With porcelain veneers the tooth preparation and placement of the restoration for porcelain veneers are performed in the dental clinic. The actual veneer is fabricated in a laboratory by a dental technician.
The porcelain veneers produced by dental laboratories mimic the natural teeth. Technicians utilize layers of porcelain in different shades to get the best aesthetic possible. That is very difficult to do with dental bonding. Even though dentists use different colours of composite to copy the natural shade of the tooth, the results are not as good.
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are both typically used to manage gaps between teeth, chips/fractures, and misshapen teeth. Tooth bonding is used in small gaps while porcelain veneers are for much larger gaps. Chipped teeth can also be managed using these restorative techniques depending on the size or extent of the damage. Porcelain is much stronger than composite. A fully-cured composite is rock-hard, but is nowhere near as hard as porcelain. That is why porcelain veneers are recommended for cases of extensive damage. Dental veneers can also be used to change the overall colour of the patient’s smile as well as the inclinations and positions of the front teeth.
Patients should note that porcelain has a much more abrasive compared to a natural tooth structure. They need to be very careful when biting, especially if the veneer opposes a natural tooth, because porcelain can wear the tooth enamel faster than an opposing natural tooth.
For kids, dentists typically like to stick to dental bonding mainly because it is less invasive and anaesthesia is not necessary most of the time. More importantly, kids are growing and so is their bone structure. Many things change over time and the last thing parents need is to spend a lot of money for veneers on someone that is still growing. When they reach adulthood, the veneers may not look as good and need to be redone.
Furthermore, the oral hygiene habits of a kid are not as good as an adult and the veneer may fail because of that. Porcelain veneers are an investment and a person wants to make sure they last for as long as possible.
Composite bonding can cost anywhere from $350 to $600. Obviously, the repair of small damages is cheaper while teeth that require greater coverage will cost more. The price is also dependent on the cosmetic complexity of the case.
Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, can cost anywhere from $700 to $2,200. One factor for the variation in price is the laboratory where the veneers are made. High-quality labs charge three times as much as an average lab and that is reflected in the price that the dentist charges the patient. These labs usually have good-quality porcelain and a very skillful ceramic artist. The veneer is only going to look as good as the artist who made it. So for a really talented ceramist, dentists usually go for a high-end laboratory.
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Patients usually think that doing porcelain veneers hurts. It does not. Usually, there is some discomfort but it is nothing that cannot be managed by administering local anesthesia. Most dentists use anaesthetics when doing veneers. If the patient is afraid of needles, there is always some topical anaesthesia that can be used before the injection. Once the topical is applied, the tissues get numb and the patient will not feel the needle. Dental bonding produces no discomfort to the patient.
Another misconception is how long dental bonding and porcelain veneers last. Patients seem divided on whether dental bonding lasts longer or if porcelain veneers last longer. On average, dental bonding lasts for a good five to seven years while dental veneers last for 15 years or more. They can last even longer as long as they are properly maintained. That is where another misconception comes in. If a dentist tells patients that porcelain veneers will last for 15 years, they think the veneers will just fall off after 15 years. That is not the case. Veneers do not come off for any reason. They get removed either because they fractured or there is leakage and recurrent decay underneath.
Dental bonding or porcelain veneers may not be recommended with patients who have problems with their occlusion (bite). If the patient’s occlusion has been traumatized either because their teeth do not line up or they have a habit like teeth grinding, neither dental bonding nor porcelain veneers may be suitable for them. The composite or porcelain will only fracture if placed in a traumatic environment. Composite wears easily while porcelain is brittle.
An alternative to both dental bonding and porcelain veneers is a dental implant. It is much stronger because it uses the bone as an anchor. However, it requires the removal of the entire tooth. The dentist will extract the tooth and replace it with an implant. A bridge may also be done to replace the extracted tooth but an implant is recommended more often, especially for the anterior teeth. The final choice depends on the patient’s case and his/her budget. Dental implants are more expensive than dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and fixed bridges.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining. They do not change colour over time. The patient’s teeth will get darker but the restorations will not. That is why patients who are planning to undergo teeth whitening are advised to do so first before getting their restorations. That way, the shade of the composite or porcelain will be matched to their already-whitened teeth.
Dental bonding lasts for an average of 5 to 7 years while porcelain veneers last 10 to 15 years. They might even last a lifetime as long as they were done properly and the patient does an excellent job of maintaining them.
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There are many ways to correct the appearance of crooked teeth. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to wear braces or Invisalign, you may be able to resolve your crowded smile in a matter of weeks, rather than years. If you simply want a straighter looking smile, you may be able to accomplish this cosmetic goal with dental veneers in a process called “Instant” Orthodontics.
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Some adult patients are reluctant to have a conventional orthodontic treatment as recommended. They feel that wearing awkward metal braces for a number of years is too high a price to pay for straight teeth. They want immediate results to correct misalignment of their overcrowded front teeth and other conditions such as protrusion. Some patients want to close the gaps in between their teeth, recontour poorly shaped teeth, or correct their open bites or cross bites.
Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone
For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who
Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer. These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.
Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is
ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.
The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.
It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING