Composite Veneers – Dental Bonding – Types, Procedure, Care, and Cost
When went to improve smile appearance, composite veneers might be the right makeover treatment for you. You may wonder what composite veneers are. Take an ease and read through.
What are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are tooth-coloured resin bonded to the teeth front to improve your smile’s appearance. They are resin-made material, which changes the size, colour, length, or shape of the front teeth to improve.
We categorise composite veneers as cosmetic dentistry because they help enchanted makeover smiles.
Types of Composite Veneers
There are two kinds of composite veneers which are :
1. Direct composite veneers or dental bonding: They are resin-made materials that are applied directly to the teeth to hide minor teeth imperfections. Some tooth imperfections that direct composite veneers can correct are; chipped or broken, strained, gaped, and poorly shaped teeth.
They are less expensive, and the placement takes little as one visit.
2. Indirect composite veneers: are tooth-coloured resin shells bonded to the teeth front to improve smile appearance. It gives a change in size, colour, length, or shape of the front teeth to enchantment.
The application of indirect composite veneers is more invasive compare to direct composite veneers and can take over one visit.
Indirect composite veneers are chiefly used to correct some cases, like chipped or broken, uneven, worn down, gaped, and discoloured teeth.
The procedure of Composite Veneers
Though, direct and indirect composite veneers are made of resin material. The application procedure of direct and indirect composite veneers differ from one another.
To start, teeth cleaning and preparation are the first common step for both direct and indirect composite procedures. For resin material to stick to the teeth, etching of natural teeth follows.
The process differs after teeth etching.
Direct composite veneers; After etching, the dentist applies adhesive glue to the teeth. Then position the resin material after placing adhesive glue. The dentist will quickly harden the layers of the composite resin with ultraviolet light.
Indirect composite veneers; The cosmetic dentist sends customised or pictorial illustrations of your teeth to a dental laboratory after etching. Temporary veneers may be obliged for you to wear by your dentist pending the placement of permanent indirect composite veneers, which takes some days before production.
During the placement of permanent indirect composite veneers, the cosmetic dentist cleans your teeth and will place some adhesive gluing material for the stickiness of the permanent indirect composite veneers produced. Your teeth will be exposed to light to harden the composite veneers to your teeth.
This procedure may involve the use of anaesthesia; If not compels, you can start your daily activities immediately after treatment.
You and your dentist determine your tooth suit colour or shade.
Composite Veneers Care
Good oral hygiene is a key care plan that you must implement for the strength and healthiness of your composite veneers. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day. Avoid eating or taking sugary foods, alcohol, cigarettes, unprescribed medications, chewing of ice, and coffee to prevent defects in your veneers.
Visit your dentist at least twice per year, it cheers rooms for proper cleaning from a dental expert, it also welcomes early detection and treatment of oral health issues.
The average lifespan of composite veneers ranges from 5 to 7 years; if good care is maintained, it lasts more.
Cost of Composite Veneers in Queanbeyan Canberra
The cost of composite veneers depends on the composite veneers you are going for (either direct or indirect composite veneers), your oral health status, type of insurance, and the number of teeth you want to restore. The average cost of composite veneers in Australia ranges from hundreds to thousands of dollars per tooth. Our Composite veneers prices start from $285.00 each veneer and the porcelain veneers start from approximately $1,200 per veneer.
This is not a conclusive cost.
Visit Cosmetic Dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care located at 32 Lowe Street Queanbeyan, NSW 2620, or contact us on (02) 6297 1303, or click here to find more our about cosmetic dentistry treatment available in Queanbeyan Canberra.