If you already know how dental veneers help in teeth improvement and smile makeover, you probably have heard about composite veneers as well.
Choosing between porcelain and composite veneers may seem confusing, especially if you don’t know what they really are (duh!).
This article will tell you all about composite veneers – what they are, how they work, and what benefits and risks they offer.
So, are you ready to take notes of what to expect?
What are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are done in a single, pain-free session. They’re made of good-quality composite resin that is applied to your tooth in layers. They’re sculpted when placed. Before hardening the layers with a curing light, your dentist may reshape and adjust the veneers to fit perfectly.
Once all composite is in place, the veneers are polished properly before they’re bonded to the tooth structure.
More often than not, removing only a small amount of tooth structure tends to work well for placing composite resin in the desired shape without any added tooth bulk. This is one of the biggest reasons why composite veneers are more popular among patients as compared to porcelain veneers.
However, some rare cases may differ.
The best way to ensure safe and effective cosmetic dental treatment is by consulting an expert dentist who is well-versed in the arena. At Aesthetic Associates Center, we offer a FREE consultation to help you decide which treatment procedure is best for you.
When to Use Them
Composite veneers are best suited for minor teeth imperfections, such as discoloration, chipping, or minor misalignment of teeth.
Dr. Todd Shatkin is a professional dentist who can tell you if composite veneers are the best choice for your dental condition. Typically, these veneers don’t prove effective for filling large spaces between the teeth, lengthening extremely short teeth, and treating a tooth with a large part of its edge broken.
What You Should Expect
Composite veneers can offer a natural, beautiful appearance and can last for a reasonable amount of time for up to 5-10 years, given the composite material is of good quality.
At Aesthetic Associates Center, we use only high-grade composite materials to guarantee maximum tooth coverage and long-lasting results.
That being said, direct composite veneers ask for some serious attention to detail. The results will depend largely on the skill and knowledge of your dentist and so, you’d want to make sure you choose the best dentist in town!
Advantages of Composite Veneers
- Require only a single treatment session
- Are likely to require less tooth preparation
- Are less expensive than porcelain veneers.
Are There Any Disadvantages?
- Can be less durable than porcelain veneers
- Require more maintenance efforts to prevent chipping
- Are likely to get stained if you smoke or drink coffee or wine.
While composite veneers are clearly a reliable and cost-effective solution for flawed teeth, it’s important to consult with a dentist who is specialized in cosmetic dental treatment to find out which dental veneers will suit you best.
If you’re looking to fix your teeth and smile with dental veneers, get in touch with Dr. Todd TODAY!
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