Composite veneers can be used to improve the shape and size of your existing teeth. Requiring little or no preparation of your natural teeth composite veneers can be completed in a single visit.
Composite material is sculptured onto your teeth to achieve your desired shape and finish, which is why it is essential that you choose your cosmetic dentist wisely.
The difference between composite and porcelain veneers is that porcelain veneers have greater longevity.
What is a dental Veneer?
Dental veneers are often used to create the ultimate smile makeover as it is possible to use veneers to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile. A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a strong bond (rather like super-glue), very little preparation of the tooth is needed.