For various reasons Porcelain veneers may not be the first choice for the cosmetic needs of every patient. We are able to acheive a similar effect using composite(white filling) bonded veneers. There are pros and cons of using composite veneers as opposed to porcelain veneers.
- Lower cost
- Potentially less tooth reduction
- Can be done in one visit
- Not the same level of esthetics (compared to porcelain veneers). As porcelain can produce a more natural appearance than even the composite material.
- More likely to chip and stain
- Will not last as long
- Very dependent on practitioner skill (not every dentist will be able to produce similar results)