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Case: teeth veneers before and after

Five years ago, a female patient had four composite veneers placed over her front top row of teeth which had subsequently aged. She recently came to us at Alderley Dental researching the options open to her to improve her smile.                   

Teeth veneers before and after. This patient had four composite veneers over her top row of teeth, this image was taken before she opted for porcelain veneers to enhance her smile.

Before: this patient’s old composite veneers were looking dull and discoloured

During her consultation, we discussed the options which included removing her old composite veneers, which were looking dull, worn and stained, and replacing them with four porcelain veneers to enhance their shape, colour and spacing.

After considering all the options and considering the costs this patient chose to go ahead with this treatment.

Veneers – which type is best?

Both composite and porcelain veneers can really improve your smile, but in cosmetic dentistry standards, composite is like Tupperware while porcelain is like Wedgwood.


  • A resin material (plastic) – thin layers are applied directly to the teeth
  • Porous and weaker, so can stain and chip
  • Less durable and wears more easily
  • Not as life-like
  • More affordable
  • Can require maintenance every few years


  • Glazed porcelain (ceramic) – a thin, sculpted veneer shell is bonded over the tooth
  • Strong and durable – extremely resistant to staining and chipping
  • Lasts longer
  • Looks and feels better, mimicking the anatomy and translucency of your own natural teeth
  • Usually more expensive and complex to do
  • Needs minimal maintenance

To learn more about these cosmetic dentistry treatments, visit our veneers section.

A beautiful smile with porcelain veneers

teeth veneers before and after. This image was taken after this patient opted for porcelain veneers after having composite veneers over her top row of teeth.

After: old veneers were upgraded to life-like porcelain veneers, evening out her smile

The ‘after’ photo of this patient was taken immediately after four porcelain veneers were bonded in place. The next day, the result looked better after the colour of the porcelain veneers and her gums had settled.

This case of teeth veneers before and after is a good example that shows the differences between composite veneers and the very life-like look of porcelain veneers.


Teeth veneers before and after: questions?

Teeth veneers before and after at Alderley Dental.

Before and after replacing composite veneers with porcelain veneers

While porcelain veneers are the gold standard in creating beautiful, more natural-looking teeth, there are other affordable cosmetic dentistry options that can improve your smile.

To help you understand your choices and veneers cost, call our friendly staff at Alderley Dental in Brisbane on 07 3856 2144, contact us or book online.

See what Alderley Dental can do for your smile with our teeth veneers before and after photos in Smile Gallery.