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What if I want composite veneers instead of porcelain?

I’ve been pricing some smile makeovers, but  it seems like more dentists prefer porcelain veneers to the more reasonably priced compoiste veneers. Can I still get the composite?

Chloe S. – Mississippi

Chloe,

You can likely get the composite veneers, but you may not want them. There’s a huge difference in their between the quality of the two, which is the reason more dentists prefer porcelain over composite.

Porcelain is more durable and has a more natural translucency than composite.  You’ll likely replace composite a few times before you’d have to replace the porcelain.

They’re not just trying to give you the more expensive treatment. They prefer the superior one. In circumstances where composite would be a better fit, they’re ethically bound to tell you.

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