Are you looking for a smile make over while keeping your natural teeth? Would you like to improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth? Then maybe composite veneers are the way to go.
What are veneers?
There are 2 types of Dental veneers; Porcelain and Composite Veneers. Veneers are a long-lasting solution for chipped, broken, discoloured or uneven sized teeth. It is also a great solution for covering the gaps between teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that adhere to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. These veneers are different to composite veneers and require your natural tooth structure to be prepared and trimmed to hold the veneers. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Composite veneers are made of a composite resin material applied to your teeth.
It doesn’t take very long for our dentist to prepare your teeth for the application of veneers as tooth reduction in most cases is not necessary and the application process is considered low invasive and fast healing.
How long do veneers last?
Today composite veneers are more durable than they considered to be in the past. They can last up to 10 years.
Taking good care of your veneers is necessary to ensure their lifespan.
Treat your composite veneers just like your natural teeth but with a little extra care. Follow a routine of regular brushing with a nonabrasive toothpaste and most importantly avoid any urge to chew on ice or other hard objects with your front teeth to avoid breaking or chipping.
Watching out for drinks like coffee or tea that might stain your new veneers could be also a great practice.
How are composite veneers removed?
Composite veneers can easily be removed and repaired or replaced by adding new composite material.
Are veneers safe?
Composite veneers are going to enhance the natural beauty of your teeth. They will not ruin your normal teeth and will be fitted to match your smile as they are fabricated to fit your mouth
Do composite veneers hurt?
Veneers are a pain free procedure; no anaesthesia is needed. Depending on the procedure, in some cases tooth preparation/reduction may be necessary.