Sunny Miami Beach is widely known as the heart of Miami-Dade. Home of numerous parks, the Art Deco Historic District, and Lincoln Road, Miami Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in the world where people come to see and be seen. On any given day, you will find people with model-like smiles strolling down Ocean Drive. It makes sense that Miami Beach and the surrounding areas are home to some of the best cosmetic dentists out there, providing services like composite veneers.
What Are Composite Veneers?
When you think of veneers, you may be thinking of the pretty expensive variety, which are thin shells of porcelain adhered to the tooth’s outer-surface. However, these aren’t the only types of veneers you can get at your dentist’s office.
Instead of porcelain, composite veneers are made of engineered resin affixed to your teeth’ outer-surface. Both of these types of veneers are made to match your teeth correctly and improve your overall smile, but composite ones may be a better fit for you.
In terms of their differences in time, composite veneers are done much more quickly than their porcelain counterparts, as they can be done in the same visit you ask for them. The process is quite simple!
First, your dentist will match the resin to the shade of your surrounding teeth for the most natural look. Next, the resin is adhered to your teeth, cured, and then polished. You can walk out the same day with a brand new smile.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers typically take at least two visits because your unique dental mold and veneers have to be manufactured in a lab and then bonded to your teeth with cement. Porcelain veneers are composed of several thin ceramic layers that replace the original tooth enamel and are applied through an adhesive.
To apply a veneer, a small amount of the tooth enamel is removed in order to create room for the porcelain laminate veneers to fit within the mouth. This is what makes the porcelain option permanent, unlike composite veneers. If you know you struggle with indecisiveness, a reversible option could be much more appealing.
Dr. Andres de Cardenas has many years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and has many patients in Miami Beach and throughout South Florida. Getting veneers in from Dr. de Cardenas is ordinarily a relatively simple three-step process beginning with an initial consultation with Dr. de Cardenas in his Miami office. During this consultation, you will talk to him about your goals and desired outcomes. After a full examination of your teeth and the consultation, it can be determined if porcelain veneers or composite veneers will help you achieve your desired goals.
While composite veneers are more fragile and prone to chipping than porcelain ones, they can easily be repaired in a single visit to your dentist. Damage to a porcelain tooth would require a replacement that would take time to make. Composite veneers also look slightly different than porcelain ones, as the latter is more white and stain-resistant.
Composite resin stains just like your natural teeth do, but these veneers are completely reversible, unlike porcelain veneers. When it comes to cost, composite veneers may be better for you as porcelain ones tend to be more expensive. Since they have to be manufactured expertly to match your smile, porcelain veneers are costly.
Composite veneers do not last forever, though, and they will eventually need to be repaired or touched-up. This could mean that the cost of porcelain veneers and composite veneers could come out as even if you choose to make composite ones a life-long solution to your smile.
Composite Veneers with Dr. de Cardenas | Miami Beach
Your smile puts your self-confidence and self-assuredness on display to the world, but if your teeth are stained from coffee, wine, or tobacco use, or if you have one or several chipped or slightly damaged teeth, your smile may be a source of insecurity instead of strength. If this sounds like you, we highly recommend looking into dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his staff of caring, concerned professionals want you to know that when you walk into our office, you aren’t just another patient, you are seen as an individual with your own unique set of concerns and goals.
When it comes to creating your best smile, Dr. de Cardenas provides you with every option, including our porcelain and composite veneers in Miami Beach.
If you are still wondering if you represent a good candidate or if a composite veneer procedure is the right choice to help you cultivate a smile that properly reflects your self-confidence and self-assuredness, Dr. Andres de Cardenas invites you to find out more!
You can contact us using and discover how composite veneers in Miami Beach can give you your best smile. Contact Dr. de Cardenas today and experience the difference between being treated as a patient and being treated as a part of the family.