Composite veneers are made of composite resin and fitted over your teeth on the spot. Your teeth are preped, the veneers is applied, harden and adjusted. The direct veneers procedure is completed within one visit. Like porcelain veneers, a thin layer of your tooth surface enamel will still be prepared before bonding on a thin layer of composite in providing your teeth a new surface.
Indirect veneer is normally made of porcelain and needs to be made in the dental labs. At BIDH cosmetic dental clinic, the process for indirect veneers typically takes around 3 to 7 days. With digitalized dental labs, your cosmetic dentist at BIDH is able to efficiently customized your porcelain veneers at our dental clinic.
A veneer is a thin restorations or laminate placed over teeth surface. Laminates may be used to cover teeth irregularities or improve the shape and shade of your teeth.
Composite laminates made of composite resin materials are applied directly onto your teeth surface. This direct veneers procedure enables mishaps on teeth to be quickly covered within one appointment visit. Composites however normally are a short to medium option that will need maintenance.
Composite Veneers Procedure
1. Treatment Plan & Diagnoses
Your cosmetic dentist discusses on your veneers options, highlights its benefits and limitations. Composite veneers can chip more easily then porcelain veneers. It will also need maintenace over time and care of veneers is required to prevent damaging them.
A shade guide is then used to choose the desired color shades of composites.
2. Tooth Preparation
A very thin layer of your teeth is then carefully prep and etch. Your dentist coats a conditioning liquid to adhere the composites to your teeth.
3. Curing of Composites
After applying the composite veneer on, an ultraviolet light cure the veneers in place. This hardens the composite surfaces and your dentist shapes and polishes the veneers.
Post Care Instuctions for Veneers
In caring for your direct veneers
- brush and floss your teeth with continued good oral hygiene practices
- maintain a healthy diet and avoid biting on hards foods that, like your natural teeth, can chip your veneers
- Bi-annual visits to yourr dentist to check and keep your veneers clean and polished
- Use toothpaste intended for composite and soft-bristled brushes. Avoid ultrasonic scaling devices
- color-staining food and drinks can stain your composite veneers. If you feel any issues on your composites, visit to your dentist to check and resolve the issue before they become a problem.