We see dentistry like a work of art, which is why hundreds of patients come to us for composite veneer treatment.
Composite bonding and composite veneers are hugely popular. Our knowledgeable dentists can transform a patient’s smile in just one sitting with our composite veneer treatment. We’ve put together some information below on composite veneers to see if they might be the treatment you’re looking for. Let us help improve your smile today and give you the confidence you deserve. Read more about our composite veneer treatment below or contact us to book a consultation at our practice in Cheadle, Manchester.
Composite veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that enhances the appearance of teeth. Helping teeth appear more uniform, the procedure involves expertly applying a tooth-coloured composite resin over the surface of the teeth. Composite veneers are ideal for correcting a range of aesthetic imperfections, including chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth.
Composite veneers are similar to porcelain veneers in terms of the way they are applied and sculpted to the teeth, though use of the composite resin is less invasive as teeth very rarely have to be shaved prior to application. Porcelain veneers may offer longer-lasting and more natural-looking results, as the porcelain material used naturally mimics the subtle translucency of teeth.
Like porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be used to help improve the appearance of uneven, chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, they are made of composite resin and are bonded to the teeth.
Composite veneers can be applied in just one sitting. During your consultation, we will discuss your expectations from the treatment and the specific issues you’d like to address with composite bonding. Before the application process begins, we will take impressions of your teeth. This helps identify any specific areas for improvement, enhancing the overall results of your treatment.
Before applying composite veneers, the composite resin material will be colour-matched so it blends in harmoniously with your teeth. This is why we recommend any teeth whitening procedures are completed beforehand. Working to then sculpt the resin over each tooth, our specialist will apply and shape each layer until the desired shape is achieved. We always work to ensure your smile goals are met whilst carefully perfecting the veneers from every angle.
Composite veneers are shaped by hand and cover the whole tooth – which is why we always say it’s down to the skill of the dentist in making sure the shape, colour, and angles are spot on. The process is not dissimilar to composite bonding, and very rarely involves any drilling.
As each layer of the composite resin is applied and sculpted, a UV light is used to bond the resin to the teeth. Layer-by-layer, this hardening process ensures the durability and longevity of your veneers. Once the final layer has been applied and UV treated, the veneers will be carefully polished. Using a range of specialist techniques, this polishing phase ensures the veneers maintain that unique organic texture yet smooth lustre found with natural teeth.
You may be wondering what the difference is between composite bonding and composite veneers. Composite bonding is focused on the edges of the teeth and can be a more subtle transformation. If you have teeth that need to be longer or have uneven edges but are generally happy with everything else, then composite bonding is ideal for you.
Composite veneers cover the whole tooth surface – if you have some teeth that are set back and need ‘building out’ then composite veneers can achieve this. They can also be a solution to correct minor misalignment.
Both treatments can be completed in one sitting.
Read our Composite Bonding Vs. Veneers blog to learn more.
This depends on how many teeth are being treated, but it can be complete in one sitting after a consultation.
Composite veneers are well-suited for many of our clients looking to transform their smiles. They provide a non-invasive way to completely upgrade the appearance of teeth within just one visit to the practice.
Composite veneers may not be right for you if you are looking for the most natural effect possible, as the composite resin material used cannot not mimic the natural translucency of teeth like porcelain veneers can. Some people may also require a stronger material when it comes to veneers. For example, bruxism (or teeth grinding) can contribute to composite veneers wearing down faster than usual. If you would like your veneers to last a little longer, investing in porcelain veneers may be more suitable.
Composite veneers can last up to 7 years with good oral hygiene and regular maintenance. After your composite veneers are applied, we can schedule regular check-up appointments to make sure they are properly maintained and looking their best.
Their durability can be impacted by a range of factors, including lifestyle and dietary habits, as well as certain medical conditions. Composite veneers can also eventually become discoloured, so it is best to avoid too many staining foods and drinks. It is important to discuss any potential concerns with us before going ahead with your treatment, as there may be a more suitable alternative available that means the outcomes of your treatment will fulfil your expectations for longer.
Unless your teeth are misaligned, composite veneers are applied without affecting your natural teeth. During your consultation, our professional dentists at our practice in Manchester will talk you through the process and what you can expect.
If you’re interested in knowing how much our composite veneer treatment costs, please see our prices below.
Composite veneers – From £400.00 per tooth
Contact us at Ringway Dental to find out more about any of our treatments or book a consultation. Alternatively, call us today to discuss our composite veneer treatment on 0161 437 2029. Speak to us about our Dental Care Packages.