Procedures to Place
Composite and Porcelain Veneers
The costs associated
with the placement of either composite or porcelain
veneers is similar. The first step in the process is
an evaluation by a dentist experienced in cosmetic dentistry.
During this phase, the dentist will make a recommendation
about whether you would be best served by having composite
or porcelain veneers placed on your teeth.
The next step will
be the manual treatment of the teeth by filing and perhaps
some drilling. Any areas on the teeth that are chipped
or roughed up in any manner will need to be smoothed
over to make way for the composite or porcelain veneers.
The final, and perhaps
“easiest,” step in the process of placing composite
and porcelain veneers is the actual placement of the
veneers. This step in the process actually takes very
little time and is not a difficult process for the patient.
Costs for Composite and Porcelain
When it comes to the
costs associated with composite and porcelain veneers,
as has been mentioned, porcelain veneers are more costly.
Both veneers tend to be durable, although some cosmetic
dentistry experts maintain that composite veneers are
more durable and thus more cost effective.
When all is said and
done, when it comes to the costs associated with composite
and porcelain veneers, the charge a patient will have
to pay depends on how significant of any area will receive
With this said and
understood, the application of composite and porcelain
veneers is cheaper than other procedures such as the
placement of caps or crowns on the teeth. On the other
hand, composite and porcelain veneers are more expensive
than bleaching and whitening processes that might resolve
the problems for which composite and porcelain veneers
are being considered.