Tulip Dental: Veneers Hamilton NZ

Transform your smile with veneer teeth i. With over 13 years of experience, Tulip Dental's skilled and friendly team has been creating dream smiles with our high-quality porcelain veneers and composite veneers.

High-Quality Porcelain Veneers

At Tulip Dental we understand that investing in 

 can be daunting, we ensure that we use some of the best aesthetic dental labs in NZ to ensure your veneers come back exactly how you want them. The best ways to help us achieve your desired look is to bring photos of what you’re after or a clear idea of what you want. This helps us help you better!

Composite Veneers

If you're seeking an alternative to porcelain veneers, our composite veneers are a fantastic option. Composite veneers are a more afforable option and does not requre any removal of sound tooth, making them a popular choice for patients seeking immediate smile improvements.


Whether you are looking for a smile makeover or to fix a cosmetic concern, veneers are often an excellent option. There are two types of dental veneers that Tulip Dental provides: porcelain and composite.

Porcelain vs composite veneers

Top: composite veneers, bottom: porcelain veneers

What is the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain which adhere to the outer-surface of the tooth. Composite veneers are resin applied directly onto the outer-surface. Both are made to match your teeth (or whiten) and improve your overall smile.

Factors to consider


The quicker of the two procedures are composite veneers. This is because they can be done in the same visit. Your Hamilton dentist will match the resin to the shade of your surrounding teeth for the most natural look. The resin is added to your teeth, cured and then polished. You can walk out the same day with a new smile!

Porcelain veneers tend to take at least two visits. Your dentist will remove a very thin layer of your teeth, take an impression and send the mold out to a lab. While you are waiting on your veneers to be made, temporary veneers will be made for you to wear in the meantime. When you come back for your second visit, your porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth with cement.


With proper care, porcelain veneers should last 10-15 years. Composite veneers, on the other hand, typically last 4-8 years. While porcelain is fragile, once bonded to a healthy tooth it is extremely durable. Composite is durable but not as strong as porcelain and is more prone to chipping. However, if damage were to happen to a porcelain veneer, it would have to be replaced, it cannot be repaired. If you chip a composite veneer, you can repair it.


The translucent properties of porcelain allow the veneer to catch light extremely similar to the way a natural tooth does. While composite resin still looks great, porcelain is unmatched. An incredible benefit of porcelain veneers is they are stain resistant. If you receive this type of veneer on most of your upper and lower teeth, this could mean no more having to whiten your natural teeth. Composite resin will stain like natural teeth.


Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite initially. The placement of porcelain takes more time, expertise and resources. The dental lab’s dentists work with are chosen very carefully and cost money to fabricate restorations. If you break down costs by how often you would have to replace/repair composite verse porcelain though, the cost could come out even over time.

An important thing to note is porcelain veneers are not reversible, composite veneers are if you were to be unhappy at any point.

Join the Tulip Dental Family Today

We warmly invite you to visit Tulip Dental, the home of pocelain and composite veneers in Hamilton, NZ. We’re not just passionate about creating beautiful smiles; we’re passionate about the individuals behind those smiles. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to your dream smile.

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