FY Smile Educates Patients About The Advantage of Porcelain Veneers Over Composite Veneers

Sydney dental clinic FY Smile is educating patients on the advantages of porcelain veneers over composite veneers for smile restoration.

Veneers are additions to the teeth that are recommended to patients who are insecure about their smiles. They can be used to repair discolored or stained teeth that won’t respond to conventional tooth whitening treatments, teeth with minor chips, cracks, or sections that have worn away, lengthening or changing the shape of teeth, recontouring irregularly shaped teeth, closing or minimizing gaps between teeth, and correcting teeth which are slightly misaligned but don’t need orthodontic treatment. The most common options are composite veneers and porcelain veneers.

Both composite and porcelain veneers are attached to the outer surface of the teeth giving them a clean and healthy appearance. Composite veneers are made out of resin while porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain. Both types serve to improve the look and function of the teeth albeit with some distinct differences that set them apart.

The only advantages the composite veneers offer are time and cost savings. Composite veneers are faster to install. The resin gets added to the teeth and it is then cured and polished while the patient is waiting in the dentist’s chair. Composite veneers can be attached in one session. They are also much more affordable compared to porcelain veneers. However, there is a huge caveat when it comes to the cost associated with them.

Porcelain dental veneers usually require two sittings at a minimum. The dentist has to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel, take an impression of the teeth in a mold, and then send it to a lab. When the veneers are ready, the patient can come back for a second visit where the veneers get bonded to the teeth with cement. The patient may need temporary veneers while their permanent porcelain veneers are being processed in the lab.

Porcelain veneers, while more expensive than composite veneers, are also much more durable and aesthetically pleasing. Composite veneers are also weaker and are prone to chipping. Porcelain veneers, when bonded to healthy teeth, are much more durable. Though composite veneers may cost less in the short term, they might need to be replaced every 4-8 years. Porcelain veneers last anywhere from 8 to 15 years. This huge disparity in the lifespan of the types of veneers is the main reason why dentists recommend durable porcelain veneers instead of composite veneers to most patients.

Aesthetically, porcelain veneers do a much better job of matching the look and feel of natural teeth. They respond much more naturally to light, making them indistinguishable from the rest of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant which means they can be a better choice for those who complain of staining due to coffee, tea, smoking, and wine. Composite veneers stain just like regular teeth which could mean an added expense for keeping up their look.

Porcelain veneers are permanent. They cannot be removed easily and if they get damaged due to an accident, they will have to be replaced instead of repaired. The installation of porcelain veneers is also an involved process that requires considerable expertise from the dental technician who is attempting them. FY Smile recommends looking at a clinic’s past work history and the capabilities of the staff before choosing the right dental clinic to install porcelain veneers.

A spokesperson for FY Smile - Double Bay talks about its cosmetic dentistry services by saying, “We are huge proponents of Digital Smile Design. It allows us to let you know exactly how your smile will look after the procedure. We will design veneers to suit your face, use digital guides to remove exactly the right amount of tooth structure, and fit the veneers precisely. You will even be able to ‘trial’ your smile before the treatment begins. If you are looking for the best cosmetic dentistry clinic in Sydney to get high-quality veneers, FY Smile is the right choice.”


For more information about FY Smile, contact the company here:

FY Smile
Nicola Kapetanakis
Suite 204/45 Cross St, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW 2028