Porcelain veneers do not require such maintance like composite and it is simply more durable due to the material used. Generally speaking dental veneers is a longer-term solution, lasting between 15-25 years depending on patient’s personal care and lifestyle. The porcelain veneers don’t stain unlike composite and natural teeth. This alone means that re-polishing might be required to maintain the composite bonding. If the patient would like whiter teeth, this can be achieved via whitening and then applying the composite restoration. However, as we mentioned before the resin stains so a longer term solution is veneers.
If the patient is a heavy grinder, veneers might be more suitable. The material is stronger than the composite resin but it can be made even stronger when different materials are combined. Neither treatments will damage the natural teeth due the non-invasive approach we practice. It really comes to what is best for you and even so budget.
Dr Aleem always performs a comprehensive consultation, exams the anatomy of the face, critically the bite and would propose what is best for you. Often both treatments are proposed and it is entirely the patient’s choice to decide what they would like to get. To find out more about our custom-made TKC veneers, please click here.