LAMINATED COMPOSITE VENEERS… AN AFFORDABLE YET PERFECT ALTERNATIVE TO PORCELAIN VENEERS
These types of dental veneers are made of composite resin that is shaped directly on your teeth. Just like the other types of dental veneers, Laminated Composite Veneers are also able to address multiple dental problems all at the same time. They can be used to treat tooth discoloration, misaligned or crooked teeth, chipped or broken teeth, and gaps between your teeth.
- Non-Invasive: Compared to porcelain veneers, composite veneers require less tooth reduction and are considered a more conservative option.
- Cost-Effective: Composite veneers are generally more budget-friendly than porcelain veneers.
- Immediate Results: The treatment is usually completed in a single appointment, providing immediate improvements to your smile.
- Reversibility: Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be removed or replaced relatively easily, making them a reversible option.
- Repairable: In case of damage or wear, composite veneers can be repaired without needing to replace the entire veneer.
STEPS TO COMPOSITE VENEERS:
- Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with your dentist. You’ll discuss your goals and concerns, and the dentist will examine your teeth to determine if composite veneers are a suitable option.
- Preparation: Unlike porcelain veneers that require the removal of a thin layer of enamel, composite veneers usually require minimal or no tooth reduction. This makes the procedure less invasive.
- Bonding: The dentist will prepare your teeth by roughening the surface slightly to help the composite resin adhere effectively. Layers of composite resin are then applied to the front surface of your teeth and sculpted to achieve the desired shape and appearance.
- Shaping and Curing: The dentist will carefully shape the composite material to ensure it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. A special curing light is used to harden the composite resin.
- Polishing: Once the composite veneers are hardened, the dentist will polish and refine them to achieve a smooth, natural-looking finish.