Ritter & Ramsey General and Cosmetic Dentistry (561) 626-6667
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Porcelain Veneers versus Composite Veneers

Ritter and Ramsey General and Cosmetic Dentistry provides comprehensive porcelain veneer services in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and all of Palm Beach County, Florida.

If you feel your smile may need a little extra work to be perfect, perhaps cosmetic dentistry could be your solution. A number of procedures could fall under the category and could be considered cosmetic dentistry. Anywhere from teeth whitening, dental crowns, braces, teeth shaping, porcelain veneers and much more! Though in the long list of procedures, dental veneers stand out to be one of the most popular choices in cosmetic dentistry.

What are Dental Veneers?

The most stand out reason dental veneers are a procedure of choice is because a person’s smile can be transformed in just one visit! This procedure can be used to cover or hide imperfections such as chipped teeth, separated or spaced out teeth, badly rotted teeth, misshaped teeth and much more.

They are tooth-shaped molds, made of composite resin or porcelain that is then adhered to your tooth (or teeth) to create the look and feel of a perfect smile. Veneers act like a façade to your teeth. Almost as if you’ve gone for a visit to the nail salon and had fake acrylic nails adhered to your brittle or short nails, to act as long healthy beautiful ones. Dental veneers are popular for acting just like fake nails, but incredibly more sturdy!

If you have an appearance problem with your teeth and smile, there is a large chance dental veneers may fix it, quickly! People with chipped or cracked teeth typically opt for veneers as they are quick and easy to fix. A simple fix that would require the veneer to be adhered safely to the chipped or cracked teeth to hide the damaged tooth. The outside world won’t be able to tell the difference.

The same process can be done to various amounts of dental cosmetic problems. Gaps between teeth could be done by adding veneers that may be larger than those of your own teeth, to close up the separations. Badly yellowed or rotted teeth can easily be hidden with veneers if conventional whitening procedures can’t fix the problem. Also, many people don’t realize the advantages to veneers if you have extremely sensitive teeth. Adding veneers can take away that sensitivity instantly and will allow your chewing to be less painful.

Now the big question is this: what’s the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made out of porcelain, a type of ceramic that is used often in dental procedures. Porcelain is used often because of it’s high tolerance to pressure (perfect for chewing). It also has the most similar look and feel of a real tooth. The porcelain is molded and shaped exactly to fit your teeth in a thin shell form. This type of veneer is very popular among veneer users as it looks nearly identical to real teeth after it’s been glazed. Plus, the durability of this material is ideal for those who may be prone to chipping teeth, as it is very hard to do that with porcelain veneers! They also typically last up to two decades.

Composite Resin Veneers

These veneers are a slightly less of an alternative to porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are typically a third of the cost of porcelain veneers, however, also last about a third of the amount of time. The plus side of these veneers is they can typically be made for you on the spot, with same day procedure, unlike porcelain veneers which take longer to create. Composite resin is slightly less durable material than that of porcelain, but for some people, it’s a quick fix to a problem that may need porcelain veneers in the future.

Interested in learning more about why more people choose Ritter and Ramsey for their porcelain veneers? Contact us today to start your journey towards a beautiful new smile you can be proud of.

Want to read more about porcelain veneers before you make your decision? Learn more about how long you can expect  your veneers to last here.


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