Veneers are quite handy to cover gaps between teeth, broken teeth, crooked teeth and also stained teeth. It is a commonly opted method and requires only one or two visits to the dentist. As two materials can be used to form veneers, porcelain, and composite resin, a discussion always emerges on which one is idle for which situation. Here we are going to highlight the benefits of adapting porcelain veneers over composite veneers.
Dental Procedures can sometimes be time consuming and expensive. Porcelain Veneers pertains an upper hand in this case as it ensures a high durability. If maintained in a good manner with a disciplined oral hygiene, porcelain veneers may also last up to 15 years. They are usually never required to be as in case of composite veneers which may crack up following which repairs are mandatory.
Porcelain veneers have a high a resistance to stains. It is an impervious ceramic which allows it remain smooth and unstained for a long period. Composite Veneers sometimes bare a stain from simple daily activities such as chewing on a rich colored spice or from sipping a strong colored drink. With added food colors in most of our daily foods, maintaining composite veneers can sometimes become difficult. Cigarette smoking can also cause stains on composite veneers which can be resisted in case of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are partially translucent similar to the original teeth which make it look more original. Once the veneer is rightly fixed, it blends in to feel and look like natural healthy teeth. Porcelain veneers are usually very thin but become as strong as natural teeth in due course of time. While composite veneers on the other hand not only need to be polished at periodic intervals to get to look like natural teeth enamel but also sometimes fail to do so.
Light Reflective Quality
For your aesthetic tooth to look more natural, it is important for it to have similar light reflecting quality as the rest of the teeth. Otherwise, the veneer might be quite prominent in every smile. Porcelain veneers are quite idle for overcoming this issue as they have similar light reflecting quality as do natural teeth and are not visibly differentiable.