Is Porcelain the Gold Standard in Veneers?

Written by Richard Silvera, DDS Feb 4 • 1 minute read

Is Porcelain the Gold Standard in Veneers?

As a cosmetic dentist, Richard Silvera can provide you with several services to improve the look and function of your smile. One of the many options he provides to the people of Century City are dental veneers, which can improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth. If you have crooked, undersized, or darkened teeth, then dental veneers might be the perfect solution for your aesthetic needs.

However, there are two kinds of materials that can be used for dental veneers: dental porcelain and composite resin.

Porcelain vs. Composite Resin:

Porcelain veneers are very durable once applied to the teeth, and can last approximately 15 years before needing to be replaced (so long as proper brushing, flossing, and other good dental habits are maintained). Porcelain also has a translucent sheen that mimics the natural coloration and look of a real tooth; these veneers are the best option for maintaining a smile that looks natural. Additionally, porcelain veneers resist staining for long-lasting results.

Some people will opt for composite veneers due to convenience and due to finances. Composite resin can be formed into the veneer in one sitting, whereas porcelain requires at least two visits due to the need to fabricate them in a laboratory. They are also less expensive and can be repaired. However, composite veneers lack all of the other advantages of porcelain: they stain, they do not last as long, and they look less natural.

For these reasons, we typically encourage patience to choose porcelain veneers as we feel they are a great investment in one’s smile.

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Dr. Richard Silvera offers effective and beautiful dental solutions in Century City and we are thrilled to see clients from around the block and around the world. If you are looking for a dentist in Century City to help improve your dental aesthetics, then contact us today!

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