Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a cosmetic solution for improving some small irregularities or discolouration especially of your front teeth. This is a less invasive process than porcelain veneers. Placement of layered resin can often be completed in a single visit. This artistic process can improve the appearance of teeth significantly.

Advantages of Composite Veneers

  • They are often a satisfactory alternative for small blemishes on anterior teeth
  • The treatment is conservative and does not involve removal of any tooth structure
  • Only one visit to Dr Peddey is usually required for treatment. You will be asked to return for a short follow up visit to complete any minor adjustments
  • An excellent colour match can usually be made
  • In some cases, the fees for bonding are less than those for porcelain veneers
  • Composite Veneers can be used as a conservative, temporary measure if a more permanent treatment requiring tooth preparation is planned for a later stage

Disadvantages of Composite Veneers

  • The material used in composite veneers is a bonded resin. This is not as strong as a porcelain veneer and is more prone to chipping or breaking, but it can be easily repaired
  • Composite Veneers may need regular touch up work in some cases

Taking care of your Composite veneers

  • Brush and floss regularly; avoid sweet and starchy food
  • Regular recare visits to Dr Mark Peddey and your dental hygienist are recommended. Roughened areas or small chips in the resin can be smoothed if treated early
  • Some commercially prepared tooth pastes and tooth brushes may be too hard on composite veneers. Dr Peddey will discuss the best teeth cleaning materials for you
  • Stresses on composite veneers such as biting on hard foods should be avoided as it may lead to breakages. If you have composite veneers on the edges of your front teeth, use your side teeth to bite into harder foods