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Composite Veneers: What You Need to Know!

Composite Veneers: What You Need to Know!

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30th January, 2021

Are you having chipped, worn-out, or damaged teeth? Then composite veneers may be the solution. Here, a material known as the composite resin will be moulded and bonded directly on your teeth to give more natural and beautiful teeth. Other dental procedures like crowns, bridges,  or fillings may use the same material, but their function exceeds aesthetic work.

For people who prefer to cover up the flaws in their teeth without working on the teeth itself, composite veneers can be used. This is an excellent alternative to porcelain and is produced from clear resin and skillfully moulded and hardened onto your teeth by the dentist. It can be done in one appointment.

Compared to porcelain veneers, composite has a lot of functions with a lifespan of 5 to 7 years and costs between £200 to £400 per tooth as against the price of £650 to £950 charged per tooth in the case of porcelain, or other full smile restoration work.

Why Composite Veneers?

  • The procedure is done in a single appointment
  • Cheaper than porcelain and other procedures
  • Minimal invasion
  • More natural-looking teeth

You can cover as many teeth as you want to with composite resin. For a complete smile restoration, the cost can be one fifth the price of porcelain veneers.

Defining Composite Resin

This is a special paste-like dental material that's applied to and moulded over the teeth.  Upon achieving the desired shape, a special light is used to harden the resin before polishing.

Composite materials are highly advanced and under continuous development to produce more natural-looking, clear, and improved results.

Different types of composite exist, including Filtek and Renamel, and they're safe and effective for treating so many cases around the world.

Though relatively new, veneers made of composite resins are mostly used by modern-day dentists seeking to conserve the structure of the teeth and help patients maintain a healthy mouth.

Take care not to be treated by dentists skilled only in porcelain veneers. The process is irreversible and can cause harm in younger people. Your dentist should be able to discuss different options and work with you to choose what's best. Indeed, some dentists are not up-to-date on dental procedures so you should be careful where you get dental treatment. Here at Museum Dental Suites, our dentists are flexible and very experienced in modern dental techniques.

Composite Resin

After the application, curing (hardening), and polishing of a composite resin what you get is called a composite veneer. It's a new, perfect tooth surface that masquerades the crooked, discoloured, or unpleasant teeth.

How Does Composite Differ From Porcelain?

In more ways than one, the differences include:

  • Appointment duration. In a few hours, your dentist can finish your composite work so you can go home the same day. Alternatively, porcelain requires much work which will be done in more than one appointment. From teeth preps, temporary veneers, to final veneer installation, the process is time-consuming.
  • The price of composite veneers is lower than porcelain. Considering the materials, lab and dental work needed for porcelain veneers, you'll spend between £650 to £950 for one tooth as against £200 to £400 per tooth in composite treatment. This doesn't reduce the efficacy of composite bonding anyway. These two treatments are different, but the results are hard to differentiate.
  • Dental preparation. For porcelain veneers, parts of your tooth have to be removed or drilled to enable the permanent veneers to fit perfectly. However, tooth reduction is risky and may subject your teeth to supported treatment like implants and root canal work later in the future when the effects show up. No tooth is drilled or injected in composite veneers. The dentist will mould the resin and cover the underlying teeth.

There are other significant differences, including the finish and durability, which will be discussed by your dentist during a consultation.

How Safe Are Composite Veneers?

The material used in making composite veneers which is the resin is very safe though it contains some trace amounts of all kinds of chemicals. Again, since tooth drilling isn't involved, the tooth structure stays safe. More about this can be explained when you consult your dentist.

Procedure For Composite Veneers

As usual, you'll need a consultation where the cosmetic dentist will assess your mouth condition before proceeding. Once you're dentally healthy, the dentist will discuss the procedure with you.

No injections and drilling are needed. Your teeth will be cleaned and prepped to receive the resin. Working skillfully, the dentist will sculpt the composite into the desired shape and polish it. Any necessary adjustments will be made, and you can smile better within hours. Need composite dental veneers? Book an appointment at Museum Dental Suites today.




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