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Porcelain or Composite Veneers? The North Pole’s Top Dentists Will Help You Enjoy Your Smile Again March 3, 2016

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Porcelain or Composite Veneers? The North Pole’s Top Dentists Will Help You Enjoy Your Smile Again, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska

Alaska Dental Arts North Pole is a cosmetic dentistry office located in Alaska, and their staff believes everyone deserves to have a smile worth showing off. If you’d rather hide from the camera than show off your pearly whites, the dental professionals at Alaska Dental Arts North Pole want you to consider the benefits of dental veneers. 

Veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” and they’re a pain-free way to improve oral issues such as misaligned, discolored, or chipped teeth. Veneers come in two types—porcelain and composite—and in order to achieve the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted, you need to know which material is right for you.

Made from an engineered resin, composite veneers require little tooth reduction and can be applied by a dentist in a single visit. In order to look as realistic as possible, composite veneers require extensive polishing and maintenance, and the porous resin leaves them susceptible to staining and chipping. Compared to porcelain, composite veneers are the more affordable option and will last anywhere from four to eight years.


If you’re used to starting your morning with a few cups of coffee or ending your day with a glass of red wine, you should consider porcelain veneers. They are resistant to both staining and chipping and can last up to 15 years, making them a long-term investment. Porcelain is a slightly translucent, light-reflecting material, and these qualities give porcelain veneers an extremely natural look. They are made in a dental laboratory, and the installation procedure takes at least two dental visits.

When you're choosing between porcelain and composite veneers, consider your lifestyle habits, budget, and long-term expectations. Both veneer options will improve your smile, and the dental professionals at Alaska Dental Arts North Pole will use their experience and expert knowledge to help you make the most out of your treatment. 

Call Alaska Dental Arts North Pole at (907) 490-4650 to get a professional opinion, or visit their website to learn more about veneers and their other dental services. 

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