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Composite Veneers

Composite veneers, are also known as direct veneers or a type of dental bonding that can be done at your dentist chairside. Composite veneers uses composite resin material in covering the outer layer surface of teeth and is an alternative to porcelain veneers. With composite veneers, same day smile makeovers may be done for people seeking a great looking smile but who may not have the time or budget for porcelain veneers.

Each veneer is made by the your cosmetic dentist using tooth-colored composite resin applied directly onto your teeth. Because the tooth veneer is made entirely by the dentist, it is especially important that you research to find a dentist who has an artistic eye and the are well experience for a successful outcome. 
There are positives and negatives sides to composite veneers that needs to be considered prior to deciding whether composite veneers or porcelain veneers is most suited for your case.

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Benefits of Composite Veneers

  • Composite veneers may be completed in just one visit as there is no wait time required for laboratory work.
  • It tends to be more economical in costs as there is no laboratory costs enabling your dentists to charge lower fees than porcelain veneers
  • You are able to choose the whiteness teeth color that tooth bleaching cannot control.
  • Veneers can also make smiles wider and correct some chipping, tooth wear, crowding and spacing.

Types of Composite Veneers

Direct Composite Veneers

Composite veneers uses composite bonding applied over teeth surface to restore shade, shape and size of teeth within one visit. Although quick, composite veneers are typically done for only one or two teeth. They require much care to avoid chips. 

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Lab-based Composite Veneers

Hybrid veneers are composite veneers made in the dental lab. Pre-fabricated in various size, they are fitted within one visit. Lab-based composite veneers tends to provide for better strength and aesthetics relative to direct bonded composites.

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Procedure for Composite Veneers Treatment

  1. First evaluation and tooth veneer preparation
    • After confirming your treatment plan, your dentists discusses with you on the color shade, bite, length and shape of your composite veneer
    • your  natural teeth is then shaped to receive the veneer
  2. Curing of composite veneer
    • Composite resin material is placed on the prepared tooth surface
    • Your dentist approves and confirms the tooth veneer specifications with you
    • A light is used to cure and haren the surface of the composite resin 
  3. Care of the composite veneer
    • Your dentist polishes and adjusts the tooth veneers with you on your bite and aesthetics
    • Brush and floss the tooth veneer as recommended by your operative dentist

The procedure for porcelain veneers will differs from that of composite veneers.  Porcelain veneers will need to be made in the dental laboratory before fitting.

Recovery Expectations

You may feel some minor tenderness in your gums and around your teeth for a several days after the procedure. Some individuals may experience sensitivity in teeth, but this will disappear gradually after a few days to weeks.

Postcare Instructions for Composite Veneers

Composite veneers require the same regular and consistent home and professional dental care as your natural teeth.

  1. Avoid chewing on or eating hard foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the time they were cemented
  2. To help with discomfort or swelling rinse your mouth with warm salt water. (1tsp. of salt in 8oz of water)
  3. Keep composite veneer area clean to maintain tissue compatibility (the contour of the prosthesis must allow the surrounding tissue to conform to a natural, healthy position)
  4. Some sensitivity in teeth may be experienced by certain patients. This sensitivity will disappear gradually over a few days to weeks. If teeth are sensitive
    • Avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverage
    • Pain medication be taken as directed as long as there is no medical contradiction based upon your medical histor
    • Use flouride rinse and toothpaste for sensivity teeth
    • Clean teeth properly

To maintain your tooth veneers over time:

  • Brush after eating and before bedtime around the composite veneer with a soft toothbrush, especially where the veneer meets the gum line.
  • Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
  • Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
  • See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings 

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