What Are Composite Veneers And Who Can Get Them?

Composite Veneers


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.