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Understanding the Different Types of Veneers

If you’re dissatisfied with your lackluster smile, dental veneers might be the right choice for you. You can easily turn your missing, broken or discolored teeth into a gorgeous smile with the magic of dental veneers. The types of veneers available today vary considerably in quality, cost and permanence. It’s important to know the pros and cons of each. To find out which types of veneers are right for you and your needs, read below and talk to Dr. Champagne about how dental veneers can transform your smile overnight.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are by far the most durable of the available types of veneers. Usually preferred by patients for their appearance, porcelain veneers have a natural look that is easy to maintain. They’re also made with reflective materials that capture light to show off your shining new smile. Porcelain veneers are also the most stain resistant, defending your smile against wine, coffee, tea or cigarettes.

At Champagne smiles, we have a special type of technology that allows us to make porcelain veneers in one visit. This can be extremely useful, especially in emergency situations where a veneer is needed immediately.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a faster, more affordable option compared to other types of veneers. Composite or composite resin veneers are usually used for more minor dental corrective procedures such as a small chip or discoloration. When appropriate, composite veneers can be a more conservative option that preserves more of the natural tooth structure.

One appointment is all it takes to have composite veneers implemented. Composite veneers are not typically as durable as porcelain veneers and need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years.


Lumineers® have become an increasingly popular option among those looking to fix minor problems with their smile. Lumineers® are much thinner than porcelain veneers and therefore don’t require your natural teeth to be sanded down. Instead, lumineers® are placed directly on top of the natural teeth. Lumineers® are therefore not as permanent as other types of veneers, and can be removed easily.

Snap On Smile

Like snapping on a retainer, a Snap on Smile is a lightweight, flexible material that literally snaps on to your existing teeth. Unlike other types of veneers, Snap On Smile requires no adhesives or bonding agents. Snap On Smile is among the most affordable type of veneer. Implementing your Snap on Smile is a quick and pain-free procedure. A Snap on Smile can be used as a temporary fix for minor cosmetic issues or as a more permanent solution for more severe problems.

Contact Dr. Champagne Today

With so many types of veneers available, choosing the right solution can seem overwhelming. Dr. Champagne and his team will help you understand which option is best for you. Call for an appointment today!

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