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Atlanta, GA 30327


3280 Howell Mill Rd. Suite 112
Atlanta, GA 30327
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ost people realize that cosmetic veneers offer not only improved looks, but the boost in self-esteem that follows. With the various options available an appropriate question is: Which type of veneer is best for me? There are two common types of dental veneers:
  • composite
  • ceramic
Deciding on which is best can be confusing. Both have benefits, and although one may appear a "better deal" than the other, further consideration should be taken.

Composites: Pros & Cons

Composite veneers do have several characteristics that make them attractive to some dentists and to some patients. Not as much of the natural tooth's enamel must be taken off for composite veneers as for ceramic veneers. Composites can be made "in office," which translates to a savings in time. They also do not cost as much as porcelain ceramic veneers, which means an initial savings in money. Composite veneers do, however, have a tendency toward discoloration over time and do not have the unique translucence and luminosity (ability of light to shine through them) that ceramic veneers exhibit.

Why Porcelain?

Essentially, through years of experience, Dr. Tekin believes that the benefits of porcelain ceramic veneers outweigh those of composite veneers, thus this type remains his veneer of choice to use for his patients.

Overall, porcelain ceramic veneers rate as the most popular among cosmetic dentists, as well as patients. This is because they offer attractiveness, strength and durability composites simply cannot achieve. Additionally, Dr. Tekin uses layered feldspathic porcelain, which is a premium material in comparison to other types of pressed porcelain ceramic veneers.

One strong consideration you should keep in mind when debating the issue of ceramic veneers over composite veneers is this: Although composites are much less expensive than ceramic initially, after you've replaced the composites several times, you may actually end up paying more in the long run than if you'd selected ceramic veneers at the outset.

Composite Has Its Uses

For small chips in the teeth, composites make an effective, low-cost treatment. The resins used in composites are very strong and with care, composite restorations can last for years. For those important-to-how-you-look front teeth, however, nothing compares to the beauty, strength and durability of layered porcelain ceramic veneers.

To talk with Dr. Tekin more about the differences between ceramic veneers and composite veneers, don't hesitate to give us a call. One of our staff will be glad to set up an appointment for a consultation, or you may visit our contact page to use the form found there. We guarantee a quick and confidential reply!

Dr. Tekin has been placing porcelain veneers since 1995.

Veneers offer an amazing solution for all kinds of smile imperfections. Dr. Tekin can repair chips, cracks, discoloration, and close gaps with one of the most natural looking dental procedures offered today.

Porcelain veneers offer a relatively noninvasive way to enhance your smile's appearance tremendously. Placed in just 2 visits, cosmetic veneers are often referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can provide the look of a perfectly straightened smile without the long wait of braces.

Read More:
What is Dental Porcelain?
How Veneers are Done
Frequently Asked Veneers Questions
Caring for Porcelain Veneers

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Discover what a difference cosmetic porcelain veneers from Art of the Smile can make. Contact Dr. Tekin today for your personalized cosmetic dentistry consultation.