When Are Veneers Needed?

If you are unhappy with your unsightly smile, you are not alone. Several people are unhappy with their smile, whether it be because of damage, the color or even the shape of their teeth. The last thing we want here at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry, is for you to be hiding your smile. We utilize the latest dental technologies to ensure efficient results that will have you smiling confidently!

Veneers are an effective solution to fix any damage or discoloration to a tooth. There are two types of veneers: composite and porcelain. Both composite and porcelain veneers when applied correctly can improve your smile and appearance, but what are the differences and which is best for you? Let’s find out!

What Are Dental Veneers And When Do I Need Them?

Dental veneers are an effective solution to giving you the smile you desire. Dental veneers are very thin layers that cover and adhere to the front most visible teeth. They are aesthetically pleasing and look just like natural teeth. They are custom made to match and fit your natural teeth. Veneers are used mainly to correct dental issues, such as:

  • Teeth that are stained or cannot be whitened
  • A tooth that is chipped or worn out
  • Teeth that are crooked or misaligned
  • Large gaps between the front most teeth


There are two materials that veneers can be made out of, which are either composite resin material or porcelain. Each type of veneer material has their own benefits.

Benefits Of Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin veneers are completed in one visit and are sculpted at the time of placement. They are made of tooth-colored filling material that is directly bonded to the tooth. Benefits of a composite resin veneer includes:

  • Composite resin veneers are more affordable compared to porcelain veneers
  • Only require one dental visit to fabricate and insert
  • Although composite resin veneers are generally not as durable compared to porcelain veneers, they are easy to fix if they get damaged

One disadvantage of composite resin veneers is that they are not as durable compared to porcelain veneers. They require more maintenance because they are more likely to chip or break. Composite resin veneers tend to stain easily because composite is a porous resin while porcelain is glazed.

Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most aesthetically pleasing restorations for damaged or stained teeth. Although they are more costly and require more time to complete, they are very durable and long-lasting. Benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • Less tooth enamel has to be removed, preserving the natural tooth
  • Porcelain has a translucent, light-reflective quality that is similar to tooth enamel
  • They do not stain easily


A disadvantage of porcelain veneers is that if they are damaged, they cannot be repaired. Once they are broken a new restoration is required.

How Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile!

Everyone longs for the perfect smile, and we can help! If you have a chipped, damaged, or crooked tooth, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution. Here at Rockefeller Cosmetic Dentistry we offer several restorative dentistry services to improve the appearance of your teeth.  We make dental visits quick, easy, and efficient. In under a week,  you can revitalize and brighten your smile, and boost your confidence – all at the same time!