Direct Composite Veneers
Before considering composite veneers you need to make sure you are happy with the shade of your teeth, for instance, if you wish to have composite veneers on your upper incisors, lateral incisors and canines you will need to make sure the shade of the teeth behind is where you would like your end result to be. You can do this by whitening your teeth for a month before your appointment to have the composite veneers placed.
Composite veneers can be done in one session, firstly you would need a consult with the dentist to discuss your options.
Lets talk about direct composite veneers
Direct composite veneers are classed as minimally invasive, meaning only a very slight prep is needed in order to help the composite material to bond to your teeth.
The prep would involve removing the slightest amount of enamel from the teeth you wish to have the veneers on, next we would etch the surface with phosphoric acid etch, we leave this on the surface for a maximum of 20 seconds, this then gets washed away, the etch will create a rough surface on the enamel, then we will apply bond to the surface, bond is a type of glue used to help the composite bond to the tooth surface. We will shine our UV light to the bond in order to set it. After this we will start applying the composite bit by bit to form a veneer, each layer will also be light cured with the UV light.
Once the composite veneers are placed we will then shape and smooth them to make them feel more like natural teeth. The shape of the teeth are totally tailored to you, you can choose the shape you would like and of course the shade. If you ever need these tweaking this can always be done at anytime. We will always make sure you leave the surgery with the smile you have always dreamed of.
Today’s composite veneers are more durable than ever!
Lasting for up to 7 years, composite veneers are a very practical (and economical) way of ensuring a beautiful smile. For a more long term solution, you might consider porcelain veneers, which might last at least 10 or 15 years.
You may be able to extend the life of your composite veneers by taking good care of them.
Embrace a routine of regular brushing with a nonabrasive toothpaste, and resist any urge to chew on ice and other hard objects with your front teeth.
We would also recommend that you watch out for drinks like coffee or tea that might stain your new veneers.
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