Porcelain Veneers or Bioclear Dental Veneers? Which is Better?

If you’re ready to transform your smile, then chances are you’ve been doing some research. If you’ve come across porcelain veneers by talking to friends, researching online, or another way, then you should know that there are two options. You’re probably more familiar with porcelain veneers.

But there’s a second option: Bioclear dental veneers. And before you make a decision about which option is right for you, you’ll need to do some more research. Luckily, we’ve put together this guide on the differences between porcelain veneers and Bioclear dental veneers.

Continue reading to learn more and see which one is the right choice for you.

What Are Veneers?

A veneer, in dentistry, is a thin layer of material that is placed over a tooth or several teeth. Patients opt for veneers when they want to improve their smile’s aesthetics. Veneers are also used to protect the tooth from damage.

Here is the break down of the two different types of veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth and are more permanent. They’re used to change the shape of a tooth, the color, size, and even length. The decision is up to the patient.

Porcelain veneers work to fix the following problems:

  • Worn down teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, crooked, or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that have visible gaps between them

The process usually takes about 3 trips to the dentist office depending on the situation and how much work is needed. After your initial consultation and dental examination, the dentist strips half the enamel off of the tooth’s surface of the same thickness needed for the veneer.

A model of the tooth or teeth is made and temporary porcelain veneers are given to the patient until the permanent ones are made. A special cement is then applied onto the veneer and placed onto the tooth. This process is not reversible.

The following are several benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • Porcelain veneers are natural looking- You’ll have the option of choosing a color that looks natural in your mouth. You can also eat and drink normally.
  • Cosmetic dental issues are easily solved- After discussing if you’re a good candidate with your dentist, porcelain veneers can even fix missing teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are easily maintained- Porcelain veneers are maintained by treating them like your natural teeth. You should brush and floss at least twice a day, as you normally would.
  • Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting solution- When properly maintained, porcelain veneers will last around 10-20 years. It is advised to avoid coffee and hard foods to prevent staining and chipping.
  • It is a an invasive approach- Porcelain veneers are a less invasive approach to correcting your smile than crowns.

It is also important to keep in mind that most porcelain veneers cannot be simply fixed if broken or chipped.

Bioclear Dental Veneers

Bioclear dental veneers are another veneer option to choose from. With Bioclear dental veneers, the process is simpler than porcelain veneers, and is a slightly less permanent decision. The following are several benefits of Bioclear dental veneers:

Stain Resistance

They are stain resistant. These veneers are made with a composite that is heated, seamless and more stain resistant. With Bioclear improving the veneer method, there is no longer room for air pockets or layers and this means no staining and longer-lasting smiles.

Protects Tooth Enamel

With Bioclear dental veneers, the enamel on your teeth does not need to be removed. Once your tooth enamel is removed, there is no way to replace it. Bioclear veneers avoid tooth destruction. Because tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body, it’s important to protect it.

This is one of the biggest benefits of choosing Bioclear. If you’re looking to improve your smile cosmetically, it would be a poor decision to take healthy enamel and scrape it off for a better smile when there is a more conservative method. Bioclear preserves and protects your enamel while offering you the smile you desire.

Lower Cost

Unlike the porcelain veneers, Bioclear dental veneers come at a more affordable price, about 2/3s the cost of porcelain veneers. And although you never want to only rely on a price tag for your ultimate decision, with all of the other great benefits that Bioclear has to offer, its price is just one more thing to add to the list.

Higher Durability

Traditional bonding is more prone to stains, breakage and chips because of small irregularities. Bioclear’s strong material and warm-injected technique allow it to attach to the tooth’s enamel better. Because of this, Bioclear is highly durable, and the chances of stains,chips or breaking are extremely low.

One-Time Visit

The Bioclear dental veneer procedure is done all within one visit. In one visit, your tooth or teeth are cleaned thoroughly, injection-molded and shaped artistically by Dr. Eshom. Your smile is transformed all in one day!

When you come back, they’re fitted and applied.

Porcelain Veneers Vs Bioclear Dental Veneers: Which is Better?

Are you in need of a better smile? For minor or larger cosmetic issues, veneers are here to help. How do you decide between porcelain veneers or Bioclear dental veneers?

The best way to make a rational decision is to have read through this guide and speak with a trusted dentist. Here at Dr. David Eshom’s office, your best interest is always our priority. Contact us today to schedule your free veneer consultation and get on the right path to finding the smile you deserve!

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