Can any dentist provide Composite veneers?
How will I know if my dentist is capable of creating composite veneers
What are composite veneers used for?
Crooked teeth - if your teeth are crooked an ideal way to achieve a straight white smile would be to undergo rapid orthodontic treatment with something like the Inman Aligner, 6 month smiles or Invisalign followed be teeth whitening and composite veneers. This combination of treatments is known as Align, Bleach and Bond (ABB) and is a technique that has been pioneered by Dr Tif Qureshi.
How long do composite veneers last?
What are the alternatives to composite veneers?
Comparison table: Composite Veneers against Porcelain Veneers
Procedure of bonding Composite Veneers
Before undergoing any veneer procedure, the desired colour of the final teeth needs to be decided during a consultation. If a patient wants to have whiter teeth then teeth whitening must be carried out prior to placing the veneers and then the veneers can be colour matched to the surrounding natural teeth. It must be noted that in order to maintain a white smile you may need to top up your teeth whitening periodically.
Your teeth will first be thoroughly cleaned to remove any surface build-up of calucus / plaque and provide a clean surface for the veneers.
Your teeth are thoroughly dried and isolated using a rubber dam to ensure there isn’t any moisture / saliva present that could interfere with the bonding material. The front surfaces of the teeth are then etched with acid to chemically roughen the surface of the teeth which helps the composite material to adhere to your tooth surface.
Then, bonding agent (glue) is applied to the surface of the etched teeth, and composite material is added slowly in layers to build up the tooth. A repeated process of addition, removal and sculpting of composite martial followed by polishing is used to create the final veneer. The final result is highly dependent on the artistic skill of the cosmetic dentist.
How much do Composite Veneers costs?
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