Composite veneers also known as dental bonding is fast becoming one of the treatments of choice world-wide in improving the appearance of your overall smile. Composite veneers and can be performed in 2 ways, “free hand” and “digital design”
Composite bonding can be used to improve the colour, shape, size and texture of teeth to make them more attractive. They can be used to fix minor chips and cracks in teeth or can even be used for a cosmetic smile makeover. Composite veneers are different from porcelain veneers in that they are minimally invasive and do not require drilling or filing of healthy teeth, with the added benefit that the treatment can be completed in a single visit.
Composite veneers are carried out using composite resin, which is a tooth-coloured filling material and comes in an array of shades to suit your natural tooth shade or make your teeth whiter.
The free hand composite veneer method involves applying the resin directly onto the tooth surface then artistically shaping and polishing the material to suit your needs.
Composite veneers do require more maintenance than porcelain and can be prone to staining and may not last as long. To create composite veneers, composite material is bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth and sculpted by hand into the designed shape and design to give every patient their desired look.
At Kingswood Parks Clinics many of our patients combine both teeth whitening with a whiter shade of composite to really create a brand-new Hollywood smile.
KP Dental is one of the area’s leading cosmetic dental practices, known for its outstanding results and expert team. We have for many years been the place to come for composite veneers due to the expertise and experience of our practitioners in this field.
Our team have trained by the best in the world, travelling as far as Dubai as well as London, Manchester and celebrity clinics in Liverpool. We use the latest techniques in composite and only the best materials available giving us the best results.
Composite veneers tend to last 5-7 years and require home care and regular maintenance. Patients often experience small chips which will need smoothing or repairing throughout.
Oral hygiene is of paramount importance. You must floss or use interdental brushes every day around your own teeth and the veneers. Staining can occur and keeping up with regular scale and polishes, air polishes and bonding maintenance is vital. We would recommend 2 visits a year to maintain the colour and shine of your composite. You may also need a bite guard to wear at night to protect the veneers from coming off or chipping during the night and such things as biting into an apple may not be advised.
Digitally designed composite veneers are better suited for patients who want to try their smile first or have any complexity in their current alignment, shape and bite. Using the skills of the lab technician and the dental software means the results are crafted in a more precise and specialist manner.