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How porcelain veneers in Mississauga differ from composite

One of the fastest, most conservative ways to disguise imperfections in the smile is veneer treatment. A veneer is an aesthetic covering. In dentistry, veneers may be made in a dental lab using high quality porcelain material or they may be perfected directly on teeth using composite resin. In either application, veneers can correct the appearance of irregularities in shape and size, gaps, discoloration, chips, and more.

Patients of Dentistry on 10 may choose to improve their smile with beautiful porcelain veneers or with composite resin veneers, also called bonding. In our Mississauga practice, Dr. Kotecha carefully selects the right material for the right application in order to achieve the most natural looking results.

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Porcelain is viewed by many as the premier material for use in dentistry. Porcelain is a type of ceramic that has many of the same characteristics as natural enamel. These include translucency and opalescence, which beautifully recreate the enamel’s natural gleam. With specific additives included in the fabrication of porcelain veneers, we are able to achieve the subtle nuances that make each patient’s smile stand out for all the right reasons.

Many people consider porcelain a delicate material. Porcelain veneers are, however, incredibly durable. Under normal wear and tear, a porcelain veneer is not likely to crack or chip. Additionally, porcelain resists stains so the enhanced smile will retain its shade of brilliant white. Patients who are treated with this cosmetic procedure are encouraged not to use their teeth to open packages or to bite on hard objects such as fingernails or pen caps.


Composite resin is the material many people associate with tooth-colored fillings. As cosmetic treatments have evolved, so have materials such as composites. This type of veneer process is completed in a single visit, with Dr. Kotecha applying material to a tooth or teeth, shaping and sizing, and then curing the composite with special light. After polishing, the material shines like natural enamel. Due to the characteristics of composite resin, this choice may be best suited to tooth repair and small imperfections like chips, cracks, or receding gums. Though a less expensive option, composite resin has a shorter lifespan than porcelain and is not as resistant to staining.

Patients of Dr. Kotecha benefit from her dedication to personalized care. During your consultation at Dentistry on 10, she will listen to your concerns and expectations and will advise you on your options for the improvement of your smile. Schedule your consultation at (905) 455-9262 today.

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Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.