Composite veneers – A great way to change the appearance of your teeth
At Dentist Mandy, we create composite veneers for our clients on a daily basis. These are small resin pieces that are applied to your teeth one layer at a time to improve the overall appearance of your smile. From our Bondi practice, we sculpt and shape these teeth veneers to help correct minor discolouration and irregularities in your teeth.
Our clients who have had this type of veneers believe that they have the best veneers in Sydney!
Sydney composite veneer dentists like us often recommend this kind of cosmetic dentistry for clients who have:
What are the differences between composite and porcelain veneers?
Composite veneers are applied just one layer at a time and are made from resin. Porcelain veneers are custom made and are created as a single, thin layer which is adhered to your tooth.
Composite resin veneers are often considered as medium-term solution to correct your smile or a trial run to see if you will like your new smile, while porcelain veneers are more for long term and permanently cemented on so it is difficult to correct if you do not like your new smile.
We know that one of the biggest advantages of composite resin veneers is that they can be changed, altered or removed. Unlike porcelain veneers where your teeth need to be re-shaped significantly, your teeth are left largely in their natural state with resin veneers. If you decide to remove them, the composite material can be replaced without altering the base tooth adversely.
Because composite resin veneers can be created with more ease than porcelain veneers, they tend to be less expensive than what porcelain veneers cost. Incidental repairs to cracks and chips are often less expensive than their porcelain counterparts.
How are composite veneers applied?
Composite resin veneers are applied by our professionals slowly, just a single layer at a time. The resin is applied to your tooth. it is then shaped and cured before another layer is applied. This process is repeated until we achieve the ideal shape and shade.
During the curing part of the procedure, light is used to harden each layer, building on the last until the desired thickness is achieved for maximum durability, overall appearance and strength. Once the tooth is looking the way you and your dentist are pleased with, the surface is then polished, providing a beautiful, natural look.
Our composite procedure is generally not invasive – meaning you can relax as you achieve the smile you’re looking forward to.
How long does it take to have a composite veneer created?
One of the biggest benefits of this type of cosmetic dentistry is that we can usually perform this procedure during just one visit. Often, the composite veneers can be made while you wait. Of course, we always recommend that you factor in enough time to sit down with one of our professionals to discuss whether this is the right option for you and to consider how composites will fit into your lifestyle.
Are composite veneers easy to look after?
Yes! With anything new, your new composite veneers will take a little getting used to. Our clients all report that it takes a few days to become accustomed to the new shape and size of your teeth. Soon enough though, they will feel totally natural. As such, you can care for them exactly as you would your original teeth. Brush and floss as normal. At Dentist Mandy we do recommend that you return to us for regular maintenance twice a year to clean your teeth, and polish any staining away from the veneers if needed. We’re always keen to help you maintain your gorgeous new smile!