Dental veneers are an excellent way to transform the appearance of your smile, and they can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain and resin. But which material is right for you? Let’s look at the differences between these two options so that you can make the best choice possible.
The Difference Between Resin and Porcelain Veneers
Resin veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers, but they’re less durable. Porcelain is stronger and more permanent, but it’s also much more expensive. As a result, it’s important to consider what your final goal is before deciding which type of material you want to use. Do you want to save as much money as possible? Or do you want the best long-term results?
Which is better? The Differences in Cost, Appearance, and Durability
The differences in cost, appearance and durability are the main considerations a patient should make when choosing between these two types of veneers. Both resins and porcelain offer different advantages, which is why we recommend beginning with a consultation with your dentist to determine which option is best for you.
So, how do resin and porcelain veneers compare? Resin veneers are less expensive than their porcelain counterparts; this means that you can get more done for less money without sacrificing quality or durability. On the flip side, although they may be cheaper than porcelain, they’re also not as durable—resin material will begin to chip away after several years whereas porcelains will last much longer before needing repair or replacement.
Porcelains are more porous than resin materials so they tend to stain more easily but also easier to match existing teeth color wise due to their translucency factor in comparison with resins that tend towards opaque coloring options like yellowish hues from aging just from being in place long enough (this means if you want yellowish-tinted teeth then go ahead).
There are many factors to consider when deciding between resin and porcelain veneers. If you’re looking for something more permanent or want to save money, porcelain veneers might be a better choice for you. On the other hand, if cost is an important factor for you (resin veneers are less expensive), or if you want something less permanent than traditional porcelain veneers—such as for cosmetic reasons—then resin might be the better option.