Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers

What are the differences between composite and porcelain veneers


One of the most popular and life changing treatments you may ask for at the dentist these days is veneers, a precious however pricey service which can provide you with a dream smile without having to go through years of metal in your mouth. However, veneers are an ideal cosmetic solution to correct multiple aesthetic defects of the teeth.

There are two types of dental veneers to use in cosmetic dentistry: composite veneers and porcelain veneers.


Porcelain Veneers

porcelain veneers are made out of porcelain and remain the clear winner in the durability department, generally lasting for 15+ years with the proper care.

Porcelain veneers can improve the color of one or more teeth. Indeed, they are a long-lasting alternative to tooth whitening to conceal stains caused by tobacco, coffee, or tea on the teeth.



–  Provides a more natural appearance

– They have an excellent lifespan.

– They do not require any special treatment.

– Can fix darker stained teeth or more incorrectly positioned teeth than composite veneers



– They require a slight trimming of the teeth.

– This is an irreversible treatment.

Since dental veneers are much less expensive in Turkey, it is possible to get a very high quality, custom-made treatment at a lower cost.



Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are direct restorations that are done with bonding the composite on the teeth.Composite veneers are often made from a tooth-colored resin, the same type of material used with tooth bonding.


Direct composite veneers

Direct composite veneers are veneers made of a composite resin material applied directly to your teeth.


Indirect composite veneers

The main difference between direct and indirect composite veneers is the application process not the actual material used.

Your teeth are prepped as they would be for direct composite veneers, but the veneers are custom made ‘indirectly’ outside of the mouth in your dentist’s office or in a dental laboratory.

Indirect composite veneers can resist extra abrasions and withstand fractures better than the direct version. They have a tendency to price extra than direct composite veneers, however.



– Lower cost

– Shorter application process if direct veneers

– Can cover up many aesthetic problems, including misshapen teeth, discolorations, and other defects



– Material is weaker than porcelain

– Will need to be replaced or repaired more frequently than porcelain veneers


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