Composite Veneers

Composite Veneers

Composite Veneers in London - Restore Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want to get a better smile, then composite veneers may just be what you actually need.

Veneers are a type of shells that are thin in structure and customised to cover the front of your natural teeth snugly to give them a great look. In fact, one of the several ways to change the appearance of your teeth is through veneers.

Veneers are of two main types: porcelain and composite. Just as the name implies, the porcelain veneers is made of porcelain material to fit over the teeth, while composite veneers are produced from a resin that has the colour of the teeth.

Composite veneers are considered to be a less invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure to regain your attractive smile. It is a great alternative to porcelain veneers, providing a beautiful appearance which is non-destructive to your tooth structure and will be long lasting. Composite veneers are often used in certain situations where there is discoloration or chipping of teeth. It can also be used where you need to correct slight misalignments and achieve a straighter look.

Composite veneers can be made of translucent resin that is sculpted properly and hardened by our experienced dentist at Museum Dental Suites. Patients in London can complete their treatment in only one appointment.

What are Composite veneers?

Composite veneers generally consist of composite resin with filling material that is the colour of your teeth.

These are available in different shades and can be made to make your teeth appear whiter. The composite material is moulded directly onto your teeth surface and will be shaped and polished to improve the shape or colour of your teeth.

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I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.

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I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.

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Who would benefit from composite veneers?

Nearly anyone can use composite veneers. They can:

  • Improve the appearance of the teeth
  • Protect the teeth surface
  • Alter the colour of the teeth, usually to a brighter shade
  • Align the teeth and make them straighter
  • Fill gaps between teeth or making them larger in size
  • Fix chipped or broken teeth

What are the types of composite veneers?

During your consultation, the dentist will give you different options for veneers: direct composite veneers, and indirect composite veneers, 

Let's look at what these veneers types are.

Direct composite veneers

These veneers are made of composite resin material and bonded directly to the teeth. This type of veneer if recommended for and takes less time for the dentist to prep your teeth for application and the procedure is less invasive.

Indirect composite veneers

This veneer differs from the direct veneers in its application, and not in the material utilised. Just like your dentist would do for direct composite, your teeth will be prepared, but the veneers are customised outside of the mouth in a dental lab.

While waiting for the indirect veneers to be made, you will get a set of temporary veneers. During your next visit, the indirect veneers are bonded to your teeth with an adhesive. An essential feature of the indirect composite veneers is that they can tolerate more abrasions and resist breakage more than their direct counterparts. But they are more expensive.

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Advantages of composite veneers

  • More affordable
  • Application takes lesser time ifit's direct veneers
  • Can hide many aesthetic faults like discolouration, badly shaped teeth, and other issues
  • Nearly anyone can have it
  • The procedure is easier to reverse than porcelain veneers. Because it requires no drilling of teeth for the veneers to be placed.
  • These veneers are easy to repair directly unlike porcelain veneers which if broken require new ones to be made in the lab.
  • Since they don't have to cover all the tooth surface, they are ideal for diastema closure
  • Tooth drilling is not required, which qualifies it as a reversible and desirable form of dental treatment.

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Procedure of composite veneers

The process starts with a thorough cleaning of your teeth and prepping for the application.Tooth reduction involving the removal of a layer of tooth enamel may be done by your dentist so that the material can fit. However, if it's just a slight changes to tooth colour and shape that's required, there won't be any need for reduction.

The next step will vary depending on whether you are getting direct or indirect composite veneers.

For direct veneers, the dentist will etch the enamel of your tooth so the material can stick.An adhesive glue will be added to bind the composite resin material to your teeth. Finally, very thin layers of composite materials are added to the teeth surface.

The layers of the composite resin will be cured (quickly hardened) using a special light.Working with your dentist, you can pick the colour or shade of resin of your choice. The dentist can mix different colours of composite resin to give your veneers a more natural appearance.

If you are going for indirect veneers, after prepping your teeth, an impression of them will be taken by your dentist.Indirect veneers are designed outside your mouth. After getting them ready, your dentist will bond them by etching your teeth and applying an adhesive to your teeth. It is this adhesive material that will keep the veneers in position.

Lastly, the composite veneers will be attached to your teeth and hardened with a light. Stray edges will be cleaned up and polishing done to make your teeth look beautiful.Most people do not require sedation to go through this process. But if you do, as soon as the anaesthesia wears off, you should feel fine to resume your daily activities.

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Cost of composite veneers

You may want to consider the price of veneers because they can be a little more expensive. Factors like application time, that is higher for veneers, add to the cost. Next, the high quality of the materials used.

Composite veneers are inexpensive and they are less expensive than porcelain veneers.

What you pay for composite veneers will vary depending on where you live, your dentist, and the number of veneers you need. Composite veneers starts from £195 to £395 per tooth. Book an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists at Museum Dental Suites for your consultation.

Insurance will not always cover the cost of cosmetic dental work, so you will probably have to pay for the entire procedure if you want to change the appearance of your smile. But where there is a damaged tooth, part or the cost may be covered by your insurance.

If the cost is a concern, talk to our dentist about a payment plan. Museum Dental Suites offer finance plan and also discounts for fitting a certain number of composite veneers at once.

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Do you need composite veneers?

At Museum Dental Suites, we have been providing quality composite veneers in London for years. What we charge is based on our expertise, experience, the duration of the work, and how complex the case is.

We think that the outcome and your new smile will be worth the money.

So, if you are interested in composite veneers to upgrade your smile and increase self-confidence, schedule an appointment with any of our skilled dentists. We always do a thorough job. Our skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists will complete the procedure quickly and efficiently.

If you have any questions or need more information about composite veneers, we are always here to give you answers.

Do bear in mind that composite veneers don't require any drilling or injection to transform your smile. If you are needle-phobic, this procedure will be the best choice for you. Contact us on 0207 183 0886 today.

FAQs

Do I qualify for composite veneers?

Most people can have this treatment, especially younger patients with healthy, strong teeth. However, if your teeth are severely damaged, this procedure may not work for you.

How long do composite veneers last?

Composite veneers now last longer than they did years ago. On average, you will have your veneers for 5 to 7 years.

Can composite veneers cause damage to my teeth?

Composite veneers will improve the look of your teeth. They won’t damage your natural teeth and are fitted to match with your smile. These veneers will make your teeth highly resistant to stains and damage to the tooth.

How safe are composite veneers?

The material used is resin which is known to be inert, and the procedure itself keeps your teeth safe from future harm as it doesn't involve tooth drilling.

Do composite veneers break easily?

No. They do not break easily or in the way porcelain veneers break. A number of reasons cause composite veneers to chip. One common reason is biting and chewing on hard food or bruxism (teeth grinding). Should your composite veneer break, they can be easily repaired in a single appointment. This is not the same with porcelain veneers.

Can I take out composite veneers?

Absolutely! Your dentist can take out the veneers for repair or replacement

Are Composite Veneers worth it?

Composite veneers are considered to be a good option to porcelain veneers and can be used by the best dentists throughout the world. They can help in correcting an entire host of problems that may make you self-conscious about your smile.

 

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My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.

I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.

Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!

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reviews-star.pngFirstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.

I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.

The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!

Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.

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reviews-star.pngThis is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.

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