What is Composite Veneer?
Veneer composite is a cosmetic procedure in which a layer of composite material will be placed on the tooth enamel and directly adhered to the teeth by radiation. The composite is a tooth-colored or white material that fills the teeth. The composite is made of composite background material with a particle called a filler that gives it high strength.
Veneer composite is used for times when the patient’s teeth are not rotting because performing a veneer composite without the need for Cutting and lab work within one or two sessions will give you the desired result.
What is the use of composite veneers?
Repair of broken teeth
Tooth color correction
Closing the open spaces between teeth
Modify smile design
What is the difference between a composite veneer and a ceramic laminate?
Ceramic tooth lamination is done by pressing and grinding the tooth half a millimeter from the front of the tooth, but the composite veneer is usually unsharpened. Instead, we have a small tooth size enlargement in the veneer.
Ceramic lamination requires more time for the laboratory to prepare the tooth mold while the composite veneer is performed in one or two sessions.
Veneer composite is less expensive than ceramic laminate.
Instead, the color stability and longevity of the ceramic laminate is much better than that of the composite.
If for any reason the necessary care won’t be taken and the composite gets fractured or partially torn, it will be easily restored and repaired as before.
Who can’t have a composite veneer?
Those who have severe Dental Erosion.
People who suffer from oral habits like bruxism.
People who don’t care about their oral health.
Patients with severely Crooked Teeth.
Smokers and those who consume too much tea and coffee.
How long do composite veneers last?
Several factors influence the durability of the composite veneer:
How to keep the composite veneer
The type of composite used in the veneer.
One’s dietary habits
Given these factors on average, composite veneers last between 2 and 3 years old which is much shorter than laminate longevity. However, the cost of each composite restoration and replacement is much less than laminating and less invasive.
How to maintenance the composites
If the composite veneer is not properly maintained, they may break or fall. To maximize the longevity and durability of the composites, you should observe oral hygiene and be examined and cleaned at least twice a year by your dentist. Plus, you should avoid biting or shattering stiff foods such as nuts and ice with your composites.