Difference between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

A polymer based material filled with ceramic particles; this is the same material as the white dental filling. It usually lasts between 5 to 7 years or can be shorter due to each individual’s oral structure and anatomy.

  • Cheaper alternative options to porcelain veneers
  • Usually require fewer visits than porcelain veneers. (3 visits- consult, veneer appointment and review).
  • Weaker nature of the material
  • It is not a long term material solution for veneer
  • Prone to chip or stain and extra costs may incur for repair

The material is ceramic and is made in our local dental laboratory. Porcelain veneers also offer increased strength and resilience to damaged teeth. The life-span can last from 10 to 15 years with a combination of good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

  • Stronger and can strengthen the tooth structures
  • Porcelain veneers offer more selections of shade compared to composite,
  • The material is stronger and lasts longer in general
  • At Sydney Dental Veneers, we offer a 5 year conditional warranty.
  • Higher costs
  • More visits (usually 4-5 visits- consultation, mock up, preparation, cementation and review).
  • Consultation fee with Dr. Mark is $250. It Includes a mock up (in suited cases), OPG, as well as digital impression for the digital smile design.
  • $100 for all other dentists.

Consultation for Teeth Veneers is quite extensive which requires longer time.

  • Payment Plan Available: Composite Veneers at $595 each and Porcelain Veneers at $1,200 each (for 6+ veneers).
  • For less than 6 veneers: Ceramic Porcelain Veneers from $1,490/tooth
  • 3-4 visits, normally 1 week apart depending on the case and dentist.
  • Dr. Mark – Consultation, prep and cement
  • Associates – Consultation, mock up, prep and cement

Yes, the top layer of your teeth will be shaved to make the surface rough, so we can bond the composite or porcelain veneers on top. How much to be shaved done really depends on each individual’s tooth position and anatomy.

Consultation includes discussing with your dentist your goal. We discuss the shade and shape of the veneer; we do the mock up and some photography to prepare for the case.

This is an elective treatment so we usually recommend waiting till the baby is born. If the patient insists, then we can proceed during the second trimester, but the patient needs to bear with the risk of local anaesthetic. The risk is minor but any form of anaesthetic is a risk.

No we don’t. We provide Composite Veneer or Porcelain Veneer as they are longer lasting, not prone to chip and fit into your teeth for more desirable result whereas Lumineers doesn’t require preparation on teeth. Lumineers is also a type of porcelain but thinner and prone to chip and cannot achieve as good results compared to veneers.

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