Porcelain or Resin: What’s the Difference Between These Two Types of Veneers?

Dental Veneers

Veneers are mostly made from porcelain or resin and are placed on the surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. You may prefer one over the other but are not sure which one is a good fit for you. According to Your Dentistry Guide, some major differences set porcelain veneers apart from resin ones. One factor that stands out, however, is the turnaround time.

Resin veneers, also known as composites, can be a done as a lunch fix — which means you can set up an appointment with your dentist, and leave looking good soon after, with the veneers already in place. Cosmetic dental practice Saving Faces says the treatment doesn’t take much time because the preparation that will be done on your teeth is minimal; also, the composite bonding material can be applied on your teeth and shaped on the spot.

On the other hand, porcelain veneers have to be created in the lab. You will be invited for an initial consultation, and then a follow-up session in which your dentist would get an impression of your tooth and send it to a laboratory for the creation of the porcelain laminates. Apart from the long waiting time, porcelain veneers cost higher than resin. Sometimes, one veneer alone could cost £960.00, based on recent industry data.

Regardless of costs, porcelain veneers are still more preferred by clients (those who get them often have two or more done during a single treatment). This is because, aesthetically speaking, porcelain veneers look more natural, have a better sheen than resin ones, and are known to resist stains better.

As a thriving city, Liverpool has myriads of services that cater to customers who would like to get porcelain veneers, or resin ones. Patients in need of such treatments can always find a practice that fits their needs.