Composite Veneers

The most popular type of veneer other than porcelain is the composite veneer. Composite resin is a slightly cheaper material, and they can be applied by your dentist in a single visit, making them a cheaper and more convenient option for some. However, composite veneers tend to discolor and chip a lot more easily, and they have a much shorter lifespan, wearing down after around 5-7 years. In contrast, porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10-15 years depending on your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits. Finally, it is possible for composite veneers to be repaired if they chip or break, whereas porcelain veneers will need complete replacement if they are damaged. If you’re looking for veneers in Phoenix, composite options might be a good option for younger wearers, but porcelain veneers tend to offer greater value in the long term.

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Ceramic Veneers

Porcelain is a type of ceramic. Many ceramic veneer applications are applied in a single layer, and they are therefore very thin. This enables them to be defined as a zero-preparation veneer, which means they can be applied quickly and without any reshaping to the teeth below.

Zirconia Veneers

Zirconia oxide is another type of ceramic that can be used to create veneers in Arizona. Due to the material (in its crystallized form, zirconium is often used as a diamond substitute), zirconia veneers can offer stronger protection for your teeth. For this reason, they are often used for patients who have more serious problems with their teeth, for example extensive damage or decay. Zirconia is also particularly good at withstanding any wear and tear from chewing and biting. They can also be used effectively for the back teeth, where more pressure is likely to be applied, preventing any premature damage to the veneers. However, though you can pick a specific shade to match your own teeth, porcelain veneers are still better at mimicking the appearance of your original teeth. This is due to their translucency, as it allows the light to reflect from your teeth in the most natural way.

What Is Prepless Veneers?

Prepless veneers are used to reshape and fix the appearance of your teeth help you reach your aesthetic smile goals. They provide a very natural tooth appearance. Multiple veneers can produce very dramatic and almost instant improvements in your smile- as 'before and after' photos clearly demonstrate.

Prepless dental veneers fit over the existing tooth without the prep step of removing the base tooth material. They are made of thinner material than traditional dental veneers. These are often sold under the name of Lumineers which is a specific brand of prepless dental veneers.

Since prepless dental veneers sit on top of the existing tooth, the appearance of the teeth will be larger. They may be a good solution for patients hesitant to file down healthy tooth enamel. Prepless veneers are popular because of the preservation of natural tooth structure and the ability to reverse the procedure in the future.

Veneers Advantages

However, porcelain veneers have advantages. There are multiple disadvantages also, such as;

  • Although these veneers are durable, they can get broken when you try to bite or eat something very hard. Whenever they break, you are required to replace them.
  • The natural enamel of your teeth has to be removed in order to apply these veneers. Due to the removal of tooth enamel. Your teeth might be sensitive to hot and cold things. For example, ingestion of cold ice cream and hot tea may your teeth to be more sensitive.
  • Porcelain veneers are not everybody. If your teeth are not healthy it means they are prone to tooth decay, these are mot the right choice for you.
  • Porcelain veneers may be highly costly. You may have to spend a lot to get an expected smile. The price of porcelain veneers may lie between $700 to $2000.

During the process of placement of dental veneers, at Smile Nuvo we will provide you with Temporary Veneers until you get the permanent ones which mimic the shade and color of the permanent veneers closely.


If we compare the images of Veneers Before After of porcelain veneers, the positive impacts always outweigh the negative ones. As a result, when a cosmetic dentist recommends porcelain veneers for your teeth, as they say, “Put your money where your mouth is” because a beautiful smile is life changing.