Articles The Difference Between Traditional Veneers and MAC Veneers for Straightening and Brightening the Smiles of Patients in Central London
MAC veneers are a type of porcelain veneer that are extremely popular with celebrities and civilians alike. Why? In a nutshell: MAC veneers are stronger, more durable and more natural-looking than standard veneers.
Traditional vs. MAC veneers: Colour
Veneers are a cosmetic choice; that is, although they do not necessarily improve the structural integrity of your teeth, they will give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. However, MAC veneers manage to achieve this better than standard veneers because, while standard veneers use only four hues to attain a natural colour, MAC veneers use an extraordinary 16. MAC veneers are also coloured throughout, whereas standard veneers only have colour applied on the top two layers. This allows them a pearlier, more translucent appearance than that of standard veneers. Furthermore, they are completely stain-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your MAC veneers when the colour fades.
Traditional vs. MAC veneers: Construction
Traditional porcelain veneers are usually created using a layered ceramic technique, while MAC veneers use pressed ceramic. This difference in the construction processes of traditional and MAC veneers means that the latter should last up to twice as long as standard veneers, thus improving their durability. This makes them an excellent choice for masking slight imperfections of the teeth, such as minor gaps and unevenness. As well as this, MAC veneers are totally non-abrasive to your existing teeth, so the minor imperfections will not worsen as a result of them.
With all these benefits and improvements to traditional veneers, patient from Central London may expect to pay through the nose for MAC veneers. However, the prices between the two are usually comparable at Harley Street Dental Studio. The durability and stain-resistance of MAC veneers also means they are less likely to need replacing as soon as traditional veneers, meaning you get much more for your money.
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