Chair Side Composite Veneers
If you don’t have the time or the budget for porcelain veneers, chair side composite veneers may be ideal for you. This is a same-day smile makeover solution that can be an effective choice, depending on your needs and time constraints. We’ll help you decide after a full evaluation of your oral health. Don’t let your smile compromise your self-confidence. We offer a wide range of smile makeover solutions for every lifestyle and budget. After complete evaluation, we’ll customize the plan to fit your needs.
Comparing composite and porcelain veneers
Chair side veneers are a less expensive solution than porcelain veneers, because the procedure does not require sending a mold to the lab. Composite veneers are made by Dr. Mike, and technicians, who place the tooth colored composite directly onto your teeth. We match the composite to your teeth to give you the most natural-looking result. Our experience is the key to achieving the desired results.
Composite veneers leave teeth whiter than tooth bleaching using peroxide, and they may leave the appearance of a wider smile. During treatment, we can also correct certain kinds of chipping, tooth wear, and crowding. Our experience and training in smile design means you can relax confidently in our ability to match the exact contours, morphology and translucency of your natural smile. However, composite veneers leave little margin to make significant changes after treatment. Our initial evaluation may rule out this option as the best choice if you have significant bite alignment, crowding or wear and tear. In that case, porcelain veneers will be your best bet. Composite veneers are strong, but they carry a higher risk of getting small chips and staining than porcelain. Composite veneers also have a shorter span of vitality than porcelain, and will darken and lose luster over time. As part of your overall dental well care, we’ll spot these imperfections and correct them easily and painlessly. The greatest advantage of composite veneers is that it is an additive process, and not an invasive one. The treatment is reversible and composite veneers can be removed and replaced as needed. We’ve achieved beautiful natural aesthetics for many patients.
Porcelain veneer therapy involves removal of a thin approximately finger nail thickness layer of the tooth’s enamel followed by the bonding of a thin sculpted porcelain veneer. This procedure is used when there are more severe discoloration, malformation or misalignment of teeth. Advantages of porcelain veneers are their extreme resistance to stain and chipping as compared to composite veneers. Learn more about porcelain veneers here.
Choosing between composite and porcelain veneers
Generally, both procedures can produce beautiful natural aesthetic results. We’ll help you decide which procedure or combination of procedures is right for you…. make sure you stay involved in the process and help you articulate your goals.
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