Composite Resin Veneers also are known as ‘Composite Veneers’. Composite veneers are a substitute for porcelain veneers for smile makeovers. Each veneer is made by the Dentist using tooth-coloured composite directly on to the teeth. Composite veneers can make teeth whiter than tooth bleaching using peroxide. They can also be applied without much of an impact on the underlying natural tooth.
They can make smiles wider and correct using some chipping, tooth wear, crowding and spacing. Composite veneers cost about half as much as Porcelain Veneers. Composite resin veneers can be applied in a single visit. The complete set of teeth is taken and the individual porcelain is bonded to the teeth. A special light is used to harden the composite and bond it to your tooth. With composite resin veneers, the material is engraved to the desired shape of the tooth by the dentist. Composite resin veneers are a great choice for people who may have been drunkards or smokers or for those who have discolourations from medication on their teeth, or even uneven & chipped teeth. Composite veneers can be repaired. These veneers are really suitable for teeth with good enamel coverage so the veneers can bond to the teeth better for longer. It is best for teeth with no or a small amount of Filling.
Composite veneers are an ideal solution for undesirable stains, white patches or discolouration of the teeth which cannot be treated with a dental clean or Teeth Whitening alone. One of the most common cosmetic complaints that composite bonding is used for is to close gaps between the front teeth or other teeth. The lifespan of these veneers is about 2 – 5 years. A cosmetic dentist will determine if you are suitable for composite veneers. It is always advisable that the patient does not have any active gum disease/inflammation prior to commencing any cosmetic treatment. Your teeth will first be thoroughly cleaned to remove any surface build-up of calculus/plaque and provide a clean surface for the veneers.ne of the biggest advantages of using composite veneers is that it is easily reversible.
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai