FAQ: Composite Veneers – All Your Questions Answered


If you are thinking of having composite veneers applied to your teeth, you will be sure to have many questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about composite veneers.

What Are Composite Veneers?

A composite resin is applied directly onto teeth that are irregular, worn, discoloured or damaged.  It then hardens and is polished to improve their shape, colour and appearance. Thereby improving the overall look of teeth and smile.

Am I A Good Candidate For Composite Veneers?

If you have relatively minor cosmetic imperfections, teeth that are stained, discoloured or irregular, plenty of tooth enamel and overall good oral health, then you are the ideal candidate for composite veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will assess your teeth and give you the most appropriate advice.

Composite veneers will leave you with healthy looking, straight, regular pearly white teeth.

What Are They Made Of?

These dental cements are made of organic polymer resins that have been developed to closely replicate the natural, translucent appearance of teeth.

Do Composite Veneers Pose Any Health Risks?

No, great care has been taken in developing these products.  While they are still a relatively new product, they have been thoroughly tested. They are safe and have been used on millions of people to improve the appearance of their teeth and keep their mouths healthy.

Do Composite Veneers Make Your Teeth Bigger?

Well-planned composite veneer application will not make your teeth look bigger. They are used to correct cosmetic imperfections and are applied in a sheer layer. The exception to this would be where the tooth needs to be made larger to improve its natural look in your mouth.

Are Composite Veneers Good Value For Money?

Yes, composite veneers are one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Costs will vary according to your requirements. By following the simple care and maintenance instructions you will be able to enjoy the benefits of this procedure for many years to come. Do remember that this would be considered cosmetic dentistry and may not be covered by your medical or dental insurance.

For a free first consultation, contact Kennedy Dental Cosmetics today. We will give you excellent advice and answer any further questions on composite veneers and our full range of cosmetic dental services.

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What Are Composite Veneers And Who Can Get Them?


We all want pearly white teeth, right? If you have cracked, crooked, yellowed or even gapped teeth, composite veneers are a great way to get celebrity-quality white teeth. But, before we go any further, what are composite veneers?

What Are Composite Veneers?

Using a thin layer of composite material, these veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a flawless smile. Typically, this cosmetic correction treatment is used to restore teeth to a natural look by changing the shape and colour of teeth with the resin material.

Composite veneers vary depending on your dental desires, and your dentist will match your desire goal with the veneers closest to your natural tooth, or they’ll use whiter veneers should you wish for a whiter and brighter smile.

Who Can Get Veneers?

People with self-esteem issues who feel they have imperfect teeth or are generally unhappy with their smile are the best candidates for this procedure. When consulting with your dentist, it is important that you’re clear with the reasons for getting composite veneers. They will take you through your hopes with these veneers and create a treatment plan suited to your needs.

The need for your honesty is so that your dentist can assess whether your natural teeth will require restoration prior to getting the composite veneers. The restoration may include orthodontic work, dental implants, and correcting dental decay, among others. This is also to avoid any issues during the composite veneers procedure and prevent any oral health issues.

What Are The Benefits of Veneers?

The most apparent benefit of composite veneers is to get the natural look of your teeth. These veneers are designed to repair chipped teeth and restore the colour of your teeth. Perhaps you have gapped teeth. Composite veneers can narrow the gap, so it looks smaller.

Additionally, the amazing thing about composite veneers is that they are durable and can last up to 7 years with good care and maintenance.

Is There A Difference Between Porcelain And Composite Veneers?

It is important to take note of the differences between porcelain and composite veneers before making your appointment (although a consultation with your dentist will also help cover all your bases).

Here are a few key differences:

  • Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers in eastern suburbs
  • When getting composite veneers, usually a single dental visit is all it will take, whereas porcelain veneer will require multiple visits
  • Porcelain Veneers are stinger and can last up to 15 years with good dental care
  • You may need to replace your composite veneers more often than porcelain veneers

At the end of the day, your dental needs will weigh which option is best for you.

At Kennedy Dental Cosmetics, our dentists are experts at a range of cosmetic dental procedures, including composite veneers. If you want composite veneers, get in touch with us today.