Are Composite Veneers better than Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers also known as dental porcelain laminates, custom-made, thin shells of tooth-colored material. These are designed to cover the front surface of the upper or lower teeth, improving the appearance. Composite veneers are also bonded to the front of the teeth.

Composite veneers at Eternal Smiles can be the ideal solution to create an amazing smile for the front teeth which are stained chipped or slightly crooked. Porcelain dental veneers recommended to fix any gaps between teeth where orthodontic braces may not be your choice.

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We do replace any veneers you may currently have that you are not happy with.

When it comes to designing the veneers we will do an accurate colour match and wax-ups to decide the perfect shape of your veneers so that a natural looking smile is created. We can change their colour, shape, size or length.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are small shells that are put over the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance and in some cases make them more resistant to decay.
Dental veneers are custom made, custom shaped and custom-fitted to each patient’s unique needs.

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are a minimally-invasive, quick and easy way to get the smile you have always dreamed of. They are cost-effective and the process is reversible, so it may be a good option if you are younger and unsure about committing to porcelain veneers. They are also great for repairing chips or cracks in the teeth.

Why Would I Want To Have Veneers?

If your not 100% happy with the way your teeth look, then dental veneers could be an ideal treatment for you. Veneers falls under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella.

This treatment is very much geared to improving the way your teeth and smile look, really giving you the sparkle you are after. We offer composite and porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers are a specific type of dental work that does not hurt and takes less than a day to apply. 

Composite Veneers Vs Porcelain Veneres

However, we would advise against getting composite veneers if you are a heavy smoker, as this can prematurely stain the composite and result in a patchy appearance on the teeth. It may also be ill-advised to get composites if you have a habit of nail biting. The habit can be quite hard to break and will increase the risk of your veneers chipping or cracking.

Porcelain veneers are great for those that would like a more permanent solution, as they last longer and are generally more durable and stain-resistant. Porcelain can also look more natural than composite. As porcelain is usually easier on the gumline, we would recommend older patients to opt for this treatment.


On the other hand, porcelain veneers are not a good option for you if you aren’t sure you want to fully commit to them. As we mentioned, they cannot be removed and so they are more of a life-long investment. The initial investment is also a downside of the treatment, as having several teeth done could set you back thousands of pounds.