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Porcelain vs Composite: Which Veneers are right for You?


At Calton Hill Dental, veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments for our patients. With our state-of-the-art technology, we customise your veneers to suit your smile, making sure they blend in naturally with your other teeth. As long as your gums and teeth are healthy, we can help give you that celebrity smile you’ve been looking for!

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shell-like coverings that are bonded to the front surface of your tooth. Veneers are a great option to improve the aesthetics of your smile, especially for dental concerns such as:

Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Veneers

Porcelain Veneers vs Composite Veneers

If you have started thinking about a smile makeover, you’ve probably done some research and discovered that there are actually two common types of veneers; porcelain and composite. But what are they? What is the difference between porcelain and composite veneers? Which should you choose? We can break it down for you! The main difference between the two types of veneers is the material used- but those materials each come with their own downfalls and benefits.

Porcelain Veneers

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Let’s start with porcelain veneers. Made with super-thin (but incredibly strong) porcelain, this type of veneer is applied directly onto the surface of your tooth to improve your smile aesthetic.

Porcelain Veneers Process

To get porcelain veneers, the process generally requires a minimum of two appointments. The first appointment involves designing and casting your veneer, to be sent off to the lab to be made. The second will be when your dentist applies your veneers!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

  • Long lasting results (sometimes a lifetime!)
  • Natural appearance
  • Stronger than composite veneers
  • Highly stain resistant
  • An investment in your dental health

If you are looking to get porcelain veneers in Gympie, look no further! Our dentists specialise in preventative and restorative dental care and want you to look and feel your best.

Composite Veneers

What are Composite Veneers?

Comparatively, composite veneers are made by layers of composite resin, which are then moulded to the desired shape and length.

Composite Veneers Process

This is maybe the best upside of composite veneers, but they only require one appointment! You’ll be in and out in no time as the composite veneers are designed and applied by your dentist in the one sitting.

Benefits of Composite Veneers

  • Cost effective
  • Long lasting results
  • Quick application, composite veneers only require a single appointment
  • They require no modifications to tooth structure

We want all of our patients to make informed decisions, and that’s why our expert dentists provide a transparent and premium service. We offer flexible payment plans for our dental treatments, so call Calton Hill now to get your composite or porcelain veneers in Gympie.

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