December 29, 2017

Perhaps you have been blessed with straight and even teeth but still wish that they were a bit brighter. Maybe you love coffee and your teeth are showing signs of it. If you want to turn your already gorgeous smile into a megawatt one, consider dental veneers in Sun Prairie, WI.

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers
A porcelain veneer uses a thin piece of ceramic that adheres to the outside of your tooth. Veneers are typically useful if you want to cover stains or simply make your natural tooth color look brighter. Porcelain veneers have several advantages. They look like your natural tooth enamel, are resistant to staining from food and drink and can last as long as 20 years. On the other hand, porcelain veneers can make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and may break if you do not care for them properly. Additionally, if you decide you do not like them, you cannot remove them since the veneers require the removal of enamel to bond.

Pros and Cons of Composite Veneers

Another popular option for dental veneers involves composite resin. Like porcelain, composite veneers have their own advantages and disadvantages. One reason many patients choose composite is because of the cost; porcelain often costs twice as much. In addition, composite resin is often a faster option — our dentists, Dr. Chris Stevens and Dr. Dan Stevens, may even be able to create them while you wait so that you get your veneers the very same day. Finally, if you decide you do not like your veneers, you can remove composite ones. When it comes to disadvantages, composite veneers may be weaker, do not look as natural and are more likely to stain. Additionally, they often only last a couple of years.

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When it comes to whether you should try porcelain or composite veneers, it depends on your budget, how long you want them to last and several other factors. We can help you decide which option is best for you. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our dentists in Sun Prairie, WI at (608) 318-4012, conveniently located near the Madison metro area, or schedule an appointment online. Contact us today!



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