Composite Resin Dental Veneers, Melbourne
Composite resin dental veneers are a conservative alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used in a variety of cases. At Richmond Fine Dentistry we assure you of getting the finest dental veneers Melbourne has to offer. The versatility and natural appearance of composite resin veneers is why they are becoming an increasingly popular option.
What is a Composite Resin Dental Veneer?
Also referred to as bonding, composite dental veneers are layers of putty-like composite ceramic materials that are applied to the front surface of the tooth to recreate the natural colour of the tooth’s entire front surface. Composite resin is a formulated plastic, tooth-coloured filling material developed from a blend of silica, quartz and fine glass particles mixed to a paste-like consistency, which is able to be colour-matched to your natural tooth shade.
Composite resin dental veneers are one of the most effective and efficient restorative treatments available from the Richmond Fine Dentistry team that can often be completed in a single appointment. Utilised to correct minor imperfections including chips, cover permanent stains, straighten crooked teeth or close spaces between teeth, dental veneers can quickly and easily help you have a striking new smile.
Applying Composite Veneers
Unlike porcelain veneers, which are separately milled and then bonded to the tooth, composite veneers are applied layer by layer by your dentist. Prior to treatment, the surface of the teeth receiving composite veneers will be made slightly rough using a formulated solution. This will ensure a stronger bond between your tooth and the composite resin. Some minor reshaping of the teeth may also be required.
Placement of dental veneers requires an artistic hand. An intense light is applied intermittently throughout the layering process to cure and harden the composite material. The cured material is then contoured and polished to create a natural looking tooth. Several layers may need to be placed to blend the veneer seamlessly with your surrounding natural teeth.
How long will it take?
Placement of dental veneers requires patience and time to achieve the results we expect. During your initial consultation, we will advise you of the anticipated time frame following an examination of the teeth you would like treated.
We will discuss with you the look you would like to achieve, and develop a tailored treatment plan. Please feel free to ask any questions as we want you to be relaxed and confident that you have all the information you need.
Advantages of Composite Resin Dental Veneers
- They seldom require any removal of tooth structure.
- They do not require impressions or laboratory manufacturing and are less expensive than porcelain veneers.
- They can sometimes be removed without damage being done to a tooth, allowing further treatment if required.
- They can be repaired.
Disadvantages of Composite Resin Dental Veneers
- They are not as strong as porcelain veneers.
- They require more maintenance than porcelain veneers.