Composite veneers – Cosmetic Bonding
Composite Veneers are made from the same type of material used for simple dental fillings. They are usually made directly by the dentist and in a single visit. Moreover, the resin is placed on the tooth usually with minimal or no preparation if possible and then polished to give the veneer a natural shine.
Occasionally and in major cases where the smile is reconstructed and redesigned, a similar preparation is followed with porcelain veneers but less time is required. The laboratory creates veneers from special resins which are tested in the mouth and if they correspond to your aesthetic requirements, they are permanently cemented, otherwise they are modified.
Composite veneers are made of different materials compared to porcelain veneers and despite their advantages (minimal to no preparation, fast restoration) they wear out in the long run and a replacement is expected after 5-6 years. Many cases of course are maintained for 14-15 years! It is therefore a semi-permanent solution minimal invasive compared to porcelain veneers and at a lower cost.
Bonding is a modern technique that utilizes the use of composite resins in natural tooth colors and involves the redesign of the whole smile. Resins are permanently bonded to the teeth usually without preparation utilizing state-of-the-art adhesive systems.
Your dentist will discuss with you if bonding is the right treatment for you. In most cases it is a process with minimum or no preparation compared to other veneer manufacturing processes. Bonding today is an aesthetically ideal choice for a variety of patients.