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Composite veneers are custom made from a composite resin that is applied to the surface of the tooth and moulded to the desired shape and finish. They can be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that have damage, discolouration, irregularly shaped, improperly aligned and can also fix minor chips or cracks in the teeth.
What does the procedure involve?
The composite is applied directly to the front surface of the teeth and moulded to the required shape and size before being set and bonded to the teeth. The veneers are then finely shaped and polished to achieve the desired appearance. It is relatively straightforward to reshape composite veneers either by adding or removing composite, either at the initial appointment or any follow-up appointments if desired
The procedure can be completed in a single visit and requires very little to no reduction or drilling of the tooth making it minimally invasive ensuring that the natural teeth are not affected.
What’s the difference between composite veneers and composite bonding?
In terms of the material they are both the same. However, composite veneers cover the entire surface of the tooth, whilst composite bonding normally covers part of the tooth.
What’s the difference between composite veneers and porcelain veneers?
Composite veneers are usually placed in one appointment, making it a noticeably quicker treatment than porcelain veneers, which have to be custom made in a lab.
Arguably the biggest advantage that composite veneers have over porcelain is reversibility. Porcelain requires reshaping of your natural teeth in order to fit the veneer. When it comes to composites, minimal prep work is required on your natural teeth, meaning that they are not permanently altered to such an extent that the composite material cannot be removed and replaced as needed.
At the end of the day, the only way to determine whether a composite or porcelain veneer solution is right for you is to speak with the team here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetic about your aesthetic goals and to weigh your personal considerations. If you’re looking for the most cost-effective solution,
then composite veneers could be the treatment for you. However, if you have a severe aesthetic concern, or you’re looking for the most durable treatment solution, then porcelain veneers may be worth considering.
Are there any risks?
Cosmetic bonding is a completely safe treatment as long as it is performed by a well-qualified and competent dentist. At Church Road Dental and Cosmetics in Cheshire, we’re lucky to have some of the best dentists around today. Composite veneers are unsuitable for large dental cavities but other than that the risks are very few. If you have any concerns then our friendly and professional team will be happy to discuss them with you
What are the benefits of cosmetic veneers?
Cosmetic veneers able to fill and shape teeth in a single visit and is minimally invasive. The results produced look very natural and blend in well with tooth colour. The results generally last between 4-7 years, though acts such as smoking can lessen life expectancy.
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