Composite versus porcelain veneers Wagga

There are many different factors which can affect the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Even if you have undergone restorative dental treatment or other cosmetic dental treatments such as Invisalign, you may still be unhappy with the appearance of your teeth. The shape, size and colour of your teeth may be affecting the appearance of your smile and in this case you need to speak to us at Kooringal Dental and find out about undergoing a smile makeover that will transform the appearance of your teeth.

Veneers Wagga are able to address the shape, size and colour of your teeth. There are two different types of veneers Wagga depending on your dental requirements and your personal preferences. Here at Kooringal Dental we offer composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers Wagga.

How do veneers work?

Composite resin veneers also known as composite bonding uses a white filling material that is applied to the front of the teeth to improve the shape of your teeth and address superficial damage to the teeth. Composite veneers are non-invasive and they are a simple and efficient way of transforming your smile without the need for extensive dental work.

Porcelain veneers require a bit more preparation to be able to attach them to your teeth. We will shave a tiny amount of the enamel off the surface of your teeth, so that the veneers can be securely fixed to them. Porcelain veneers are little thin shells that are attached to the front enamel of the tooth to mask all the imperfections that may be affecting the appearance of each tooth. Porcelain veneers help disguise intrinsic staining of the teeth, misshapen teeth and minor gaps between the teeth. Porcelain veneers can also address chips and cracks that may be affecting the appearance of your teeth.

How do the two types of veneers differ?

The longevity of the two procedures differ in that composite veneers last approximately 3 to 5 years before we may need to consider re-polishing or re-applying the composite. This involves removing the composite from the surface of your teeth and replacing it with the same material. Porcelain veneers have greater longevity in that they can last between 10 and 20 years. You need to visit the dentist on a regular basis and you also need to make sure that your dental health remains good with both types of veneers. Composite veneers can stain over time, whilst porcelain veneers consist of a glazed layer which means that they do not stain over time and this is a significant advantage for those who are looking for a brighter, whiter smile.

If you are thinking about veneers then you may wish to consider composite veneers to begin with and if you are happy with the transformation of your smile then you can consider porcelain veneers further down the line. Speak to us at Kooringal Dental today and find out more about veneers and how we can transform your teeth naturally with composite veneers or dramatically with porcelain veneers.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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