Composite Veneers

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Composite veneers, or ‘bonding’ is the cosmetic process of applying high quality resin to the surface of the front of the teeth to improve colour, shape and shine.

Composite Veneers

Veneers are applied to the front (visible) surfaces, usually of the upper teeth, in order to improve their appearance, lustre and colour.

Veneers are made of either composite resin (Bonded/ direct veneers) or from porcelain (ceramic/indirect Veneers). At Pymble Dental Practice we’re skilled in both of these materials and procedures, so we can apply the best method to suit your dental situation. Composite veneers are also called bonded or direct veneers. They are made from a type of filling material called composite resin. Composite resin is also used in filling back teeth, but when used as a cosmetic treatment, we choose resins with high lustre, ‘polish’ability and with a wide colour range.

What problems can veneers solve?

Whilst they are largely a cosmetic therapy, they’re also used to:

What is the process of having bonded composite veneers?

A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite However the disease is often painless, and may develop slowly or progress quite rapidly and can occur at any age. Unless you have regular dental checkups, you may not be aware you have a problem until your gums and bone have been seriously compromised.
Diagnosis is by a combination of:


Advantages of Composite resin veneers

Disadvantages of Composite resin veneers over porcelain veneers

Frequently Asked Questions

Whilst they are largely a cosmetic therapy, they're also used to:

  • Disguise misshapen or broken-down teeth
  • Change the shade or colour of badly stained, yellow or discoloured teeth
  • Close spaces or correct crowding
  • Improve the smile by changing the amount of tooth showing in your smile, in symmetry with the lip lines.

After a consultation and discussion about colour, shape and style; there are two appointments about 2 weeks apart required to prepare the teeth, bond temporaries and then, cement the final products. The process of having veneers fitted normally involves a few appointments;

Porcelain veneers are an irreversible procedure. Veneers should not be used as a blanket solution for the cosmetic treatment of every patient. The initial consultation will involve a discussion about all other options. Some alternative options to veneers include:

  1. Whitening
  2. Bonding
  3. Orthodontic treatment
  4. Gum lifts

Veneers can be used in conjunction with these options to help achieve a beautiful smile that looks natural.

Short answer no; however with proper at home maintenance it can be stopped.

The procedure is done under local anaesthetic so it is not expected to be painful during its preparation. There may be some tenderness and sensitivity of the tooth and gums following, however usual over-the-counter pain relief is more than enough to control such inconveniences.