Composite Resin Veneers
Composite resin veneers are advantageous as they can be fully created in a single dental appointment.
Composite resin is a tooth coloured filling material made from a blend of silica, quartz and glass. This formulated plastic can be colour matched to your natural tooth shade.
- It often requires no reduction of the tooth surface
- Is cheaper than porcelain laminate veneer.
- Can easily be repaired in the event of chipping.
- This treatment can sometimes be removed without damage being done to teeth, and this can enable further treatment options if required.
- Filling material is not translucent, and so is not as natural-looking as porcelain veneers or lumineers.
- Are not resistant to discolouration from lifestyle factors such as smoking.
- Require more maintenance than porcelain veneers.
- The surface of your teeth will be slightly roughened using a formulated solution, to ensure a strong bond between the tooth and the resin occurs.
- Layers of the putty-like composite resin are then applied directly to the front surface of the tooth, to recreate the natural colour of the tooth’s entire front surface.
- An intense light is applied throughout the layering process to cure and harden the composite material.
- The cured material is then contoured and polished to create natural-looking teeth.