What are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are an incredibly easy and quick way to transform the look of your smile. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be made in just one visit and are formed directly on your teeth. This prevents the need for impressions and second visits into our office. We carefully match the composite resin material to your teeth and shape it for a flawless and beautiful finished look.
Why are Composite Veneers Needed?
You may want composite veneers because you have stained, discolored, cracked, chipped or unevenly spaced teeth. You may choose composite over porcelain because you want to avoid the inconvenience of having to go in for two separate appointments. Composite veneers are incredibly durable and can withstand most of what you do throughout the day. They can be easily and readily repaired as needed because no outsourcing is required.
Who's a Candidate for Composite Veneers?
We can perform an examination to determine if you might benefit from composite veneers. Most patients who want this particular cosmetic option can safely have the procedure done in our office. You may want composite veneers because you’re tired of feeling badly about your appearance. Others may choose this option before a big event like a reunion, graduation or wedding.
What happens during the Composite Veneer procedure?
Little to absolutely no anesthetic is required in order to place the composite veneers. We begin the process by applying a bonding gel to the front of your teeth. We carefully match the composite material we’ll use to the color of your teeth. The material is placed over each tooth and carefully smoothed and detailed into place. We will then harden the composite material with a special curing light. Any adjustments are made at this appointment and you’ll experience a fuller, whiter and more beautiful smile. There are no impressions needed and you won’t need to come in for a second appointment.