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What Are The Different Types Of Dental Veneers Materials?

Today, we’re going to talk about the different types of dental veneers, and the pros and cons of each type.

Hi, my name is Dr. Judith and I’m one of the principal dentists here at Elevate Dental.

Yesterday I was speaking with one of my patients Stephanie during her Smile Makeover consultation when she asked me “What are the different types of dental veneers”.

So I thought I’d make a video to share with you what I told her.

Generally, there are two types of veneers – composite veneers and porcelain veneers. With both options, each veneer shape and size is individually crafted to fit your face and your mouth.

The result is a natural and beautiful smile that suits you.
Here are the differences between the two type of veneers.

The first type is a Composite veneer which is sometimes referred to as ‘bonding‘.

It’s a tooth-coloured filling material that gets bonded to your natural teeth.

They’re usually polished and fitted in your mouth.

They can provide great immediate results and are more cost-effective compared to porcelain veneers.

The main downside is that they need more maintenance over time as they are more fragile and can chip and stain more easily. So things like red wine, curry, they will affect how white these veneers will stay.

Porcelain veneers are like a level up from composite veneers.

These veneers are individually handcrafted to look and feel exactly like natural teeth. Each set can take up to 50 hours to create. When they’re crafted well, it’s hard to tell between a porcelain tooth and a real tooth – even for a dentist!

Because they are porcelain, they last much longer, don’t discolour and are more resistant to breakages. They will feel like your teeth – but better.

I hope that’s given you more insight into the different types of veneers.

If you are looking for a dentist to help you upgrade your smile, we would love to help. We have decades of experience when it comes to smile makeovers with dental veneers. Why not give us a call at +61 3 9428 2424, send us a direct message on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website at, and we will help you organise your complimentary smile consultation. We look forward to meeting you.



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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


What a professional and friendly team at Elevate Dental Richmond. Dr Judith’s infectious smile is matched only by her highly competent dentistry.
Richmond is lucky to have such a caring practice! Thanks guys.

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