Composite veneers are a great option for those wanting to improve their smile. They provide a finish that look and feel like natural teeth. Ace Dental offers this great solution for people who have minor cosmetic issues with their smile. A quick visit to our dental clinic will help you determine if you are a good candidate for composite veneers.
There are a number of reasons to consider composite veneers to correct the overall shape and look of your existing teeth. If you have crooked, chipped or stained teeth, composite veneers will be a definite improvement for you. They are generally less expensive than porcelain veneers and, in most cases, they can be completed in a single visit to the dentist. You won’t need to go through the lengthy process of resizing your teeth or any major preparations to have them fitted. Another good reason for composite veneers is that they aren’t permanent and are relatively painless.
Your first step to having composite veneers fitted is an initial consultation with your dentist. You’ll need a complete examination for your teeth to correct any issues such as cavities or tooth decay.
Your dentist will then slightly roughen the surface of your teeth to make it easier for the bonding material to firmly adhere to your teeth. A thin layer of a strong adhesive is applied over your teeth before the application of the bonding resin. This resin is usually tailored to match the colour of your existing teeth or, if you are covering more teeth, you can even choose a shade or two lighter.
The next step is the reshaping process. The dentist shapes the resin to match the rest of your teeth. The beauty of this is that the finished product will look exactly like your existing teeth so it will be difficult for anyone to notice you’ve had any aesthetic dental work done.
Finally, the composite veneer finish is cured with a dental curing light before your new looking teeth get polished to a lustrous sheen.
Composite veneers are made from the same materials as most of today’s fillings are made of. It is a composite resin formulated specifically for use in dentistry. In its initial form it resembles a paste that is smoothed over teeth before being shaped. The same applies for fillings. The composite resin is placed in the cavity of the tooth and shaped to feel as natural as possible.
Most importantly, the material used for composite veneers is safe and non-toxic so you can be sure your new smile won’t harm you in any way.
There are many advantages of being fitted with composite veneers – the main one being the cost. They are less expensive than other veneers and the entire process is less tedious and time consuming. In most cases, you can have composite veneers fitted in one visit to the dentist and you could be walking out with a new smile within a few hours.
Another major advantage of composite veneers is that they are completely reversible. This makes it a great option for patients who may not be very decisive about permanent veneers. However, they are quite durable and, with proper care, can last for many years.
Composite veneers need the same level of day-to-day dental hygiene you should be practising anyway. Brushing after each meal, is a must and you should avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods and fizzy drinks.