Composite veneers, are also known as direct veneers, chair side veneers or dental bonding. Composite veneers uses composite resin material in covering the outer layer surface of teeth and is an alternative to porcelain veneers for smile makeovers. With composite veneers, same day smile makeovers may be done for people seeking a great looking smile but who may not have the time or budget for porcelain veneers.
Each composite veneer is made by the your cosmetic dentist using tooth-colored composite resin applied directly onto the teeth. Because the veneer is made entirely by the dentist, it is especially important to do your research to find a dentist who has an artistic eye and the experience to pull off a natural looking result. This is one area that really pays to have an experienced dentist.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
- composite veneers may be completed in just one visit as there is no wait time required for laboratory work
- composite veneers tend to be more economical in costs as there is no laboratory costs enabling your dentists to charge lower fees than porcelain venineers
- composite veneers can make teeth whiter than tooth bleaching using peroxide
- composite veneers also make smiles wider and correct some chipping, tooth wear, crowding and spacing
The gums may have some minor tenderness for a couple days after the procedure. Some individuals may experience sensitivity in teeth. This sensitivity will disappear gradually over a few days to weeks.