• Veneers

  • Made from either plastic or porcelain, a veneer is a thin sheet that covers a flawed tooth. Patients who benefit the most from veneers generally have one or several teeth that are stained or discolored, damaged, cracked, or don’t match the shape or size of their other teeth. A veneer is a fast and simple way to restore the look of your smile.


    Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers can be made very thin in order to preserve as much of your real tooth as possible. They can also be made thicker to mask more noticeable imperfections. Porcelain veneers are a good option for teeth that are stained or discolored because their color matches natural teeth and blends in well. 


    Composite Veneers (Bonding)

    Composite veneers are generally produced in a patient’s mouth and composite resin is layered on the tooth. They are the less expensive veneer option but aren’t as durable as porcelain veneers. You may need to replace your composite veneers more often than porcelain ones.


    Comparison of Porcelain and Composite Veneers

      Porcelain Composite
    • Completed in multiple appointments if custom shade is required
    • If well maintained, can last 10-15 years
    • Color is more solid
    • More durable
    • Mimics enamel better
    • Costs more
    • Completed in one appointment
    • Less time to create
    • If well maintained, they can last 4-8 years
    • More susceptible to discoloration
    • More susceptible to chips and damages
    • Not as natural looking
    • Costs less

    Care of Veneers and Bonding

    • Don’t bite into hard foods such as apples or carrots
    • Don’t open objects like chip bags with your teeth
    • Brush and floss as you are still able to get cavities
    • We know this is a hard habit to break for some, but don't chew on your fingernails
    • If we suggest a nightguard or occlusal splint, wear it as instructed
    • Schedule regular checkups