Composite veneers are made from a composite resin that is applied to your teeth in layers for a more conservative and precise approach to enhancing the appearance of your smile. This material can be colour matched to the exact shade of your tooth enamel, providing virtually undetectable and absolutely beautiful results. If you are looking to really enhance your smile you may wish to consider professional teeth whitening in conjunction with composite veneer treatment.
Why should I choose composite veneers?
Composite veneers are a great choice for transforming your smile as they:
- Can require only a single appointment for suitable patients
- Are more cost-effective than porcelain veneers
- Are very easy to repair and generally cost effective to do so
- Are suitable option for those who suffer bruxism (teeth grinding)
If you are undecided whether to select composite or porcelain veneers, Dr Joffe is more than happy to listen to your unique needs and desires to help you discover which cosmetic dental treatment is most appropriate for you.
What is the process involved in composite veneer treatment?
If you would like composite veneers to transform your smile, Dr Joffe will be able to conduct this treatment in just one appointment! This will involve taking photographs and impressions of your smile to create a mould, where Dr Joffe can then make a ‘mock-up’ of how your smile will look after treatment. If you are happy with the proposed results Dr Joffe will then bond the composite resin straight to the teeth for an instantaneous smile transformation! This treatment is perfect for anyone who wishes to enhance their smile in a conservative way. Minor reshaping may be involved however this varies from case to case.
Who is the best candidate for this cosmetic treatment?
Composite veneers can be a great choice for many patients, and especially those who:
- Are time poor and do not have time for multiple cosmetic dental appointments
- Are eager to see results in just a single appointment
- Have a limited budget and may not be able to pay the premium for porcelain veneer treatment
It is important to note that whilst the results achieved by composite veneers are aesthetically outstanding, this material does not mimic the translucent properties quite as effectively as porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment is also not as stain resistant as its porcelain counterpart, this factor should be taken into consideration when deciding between the two dental veneer options.