If you’ve been researching the cosmetic treatments involved in smile makeovers, perhaps you’ve come across composite veneers. In this blog, we provide a mini-FAQ for those looking to learn more about this treatment and the benefits it can have to your smile!
What are composite veneers?
Composite veneers are used to improve your teeth’s overall aesthetics, from cracks and minor chips to the shade, colour, size and shape. Composites are quite similar to porcelain veneers but the main difference being that it is not considered a permanent treatment. With porcelain veneers, your teeth will require a small amount of tooth reduction with a drill and require several visits to complete. However, the composite veneer treatment process can be completed in a single visit and is cheaper than its porcelain counterpart.
Am I a suitable patient for composite veneers?
Composite veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment designed to treat a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:
- Discoloured and stained teeth
- Gappy teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped or damaged teeth
Case one: Composite veneers before and after
What does the composite veneer treatment plan consist of?
At your FREE consultation, your Ascent Dental Care dentist will listen to your needs and plan to construct the composite veneers to your exact requirements. When the composite veneers have been created and you are happy with their look, the veneers will be bonded to the surfaces of your teeth with a bonding agent (glue). In most cases, we won’t have to drill down any of your teeth, but if this is the case, we will keep you informed of any changes to the plan so that you feel confident in your treatment.
How long can composite veneers last?
Composite veneers can last for 2-5 years depending on:
Composite Material: There is different material available which varies in price and quality (which will be discussed at the free consultation)
Lifestyle: If you regularly floss and brush your teeth carefully, avoid sugary and acidic drinks, don’t grind teeth (bruxism), your veneers will last much longer
Case two: Composite veneers before and after – upper front teeth
This patient’s main issue was the wear and chips on her upper front teeth. She assumed she would need her teeth shaved down for porcelain veneers, but we repaired her teeth without preparation in one single visit. She was delighted with the result.
How much are composite veneers?
Composite veneer costs are entirely case dependent as this is a bespoke cosmetic treatment. Your dentist will provide you with a full quote once they have listened to your goals at your initial consultation.