Dental veneers: porcelain or composite?

Dental veneers: porcelain or composite?

Also known as dental facets, dental veneers are basically very thin cosmetic sheets that cover the visible part of the tooth. Its function is mainly aesthetic, allowing the correction of:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Small or large teeth
  • Poorly positioned teeth
  • Coloring problems (stains, yellow teeth, etc.)

As for the materials, the Composite is a mixture of biocompatible resins with which we can imitate the appearance of natural teeth and which properties, both physical and functional, are very similar to those of the enamel of the teeth. Porcelain or ceramics, on the other hand, can present an even more natural appearance, and is a harder and more resistant material that lasts longer than composites.

Characteristics of porcelain veneers vs. composite:

Although dental veneers can be used in almost any patient, there are cases where they are not recommended, for example when the patient is a bruxist or has a severe crowding of the teeth. Your specialist will assess each case and make the necessary recommendations both for their placement and maintenance.

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