The creation and application of composite veneers are both a science and art. Veneers correct imperfections by hiding teeth behind tooth-colored composite resin caps. They’re like false fingernails for your teeth. While the main goal is aesthetics, composite veneers can also make your teeth function better.
Getting composite veneers is safe and quick. The dentist first prepares your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneer. The composite veneer is then bonded to the tooth, cured (hardened) and polished—the procedure can be completed in a single session. Just about anyone with permanent teeth is a good candidate for composite veneers. However, your teeth must be healthy (no cavities, decay or infection).
Composite veneers are often done on the front teeth to make them stronger and improve their appearance. Veneers are ideal if your teeth are:
- Composite veneers closely match the color and appearance of your natural teeth. This way, people will see a noticeable yet subtle difference.
- Composite veneers are fairly easy to maintain. Brush and floss normally, and visit your dentist regularly for cleaning and checkup.
- When cared for properly, composite veneers can last up to ten years. They’re a good investment and a long-term solution to chipped teeth.
Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers
Both composite and porcelain veneers can produce dramatic results. Composite veneers are cheaper, less invasive and can be completed in a single visit. However, composite veneers don’t last as long as porcelain and may need replacing every few years. Composites are also less resistant to stains than porcelain.
Change your teeth’s appearance dramatically with minimal enamel reduction. Get composite veneers from Kennewick WA dentist Dr. Walter Hadley. Visit Marineland Dental Care at 5219 W Clearwater Ave Suite 2 Kennewick, WA 99336 or click here to make an appointment.