05 Jun

Create a Charming New Smile with Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are an effective treatment for common issues related to wear and tear and they can really make a difference when it comes to the look of your smile. Composite veneers are an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers and they also offer restorative benefits. If you long for a beautiful new smile in time for the summer, this treatment may be just the ticket. Why not call us today and find out more?

The ins and outs of composite veneers

Composite veneers are made from dental composite combined with resins. Composite is a versatile, tooth-coloured material also used to create white fillings, repair chips and build up worn surfaces through a procedure known as composite bonding. Veneers are tooth-shaped shells placed on top of the teeth to create a new, attractive aesthetic. You can invest in a whole set of veneers to produce a brand new smile or use individual veneers to cover problems such as staining, chipped teeth and worn or jagged edges. Veneers can also be beneficial for people who have spaces between the teeth and crooked teeth. They may be considered an alternative for orthodontic treatment for those who do not wish to have braces.

The treatment process

Before you have veneer treatment, you will have a consultation and your dentist will talk to you about the process, what exactly it entails and how it works. You will play an important role in determining the end result and your dentist will ask you to share your ideas and opinions about tooth shape, size and shade so they can get the look of your smile just right. Before your veneers are fitted, the teeth must be prepared to ensure that the veneers are able to bond effectively.
Your dentist will use their skill and experience to shape and shade match the composite to create the perfect aesthetic. Composite is layered onto the tooth after the bonding agent is applied and the aim is to create a natural looking, healthy smile.
Once your veneers are in place, they should last between 3 and 10 years.