These are a range of veneers using a material that can accommodate both tooth coloured fillings and veneers. The composite resin material varies in its nano-technology for varying applications.
It is used to directly sculpt onto teeth to restore aesthetics, cosmetic symmetry and functioning of teeth.
These veneers differ from traditional ones because they can be done in a single visit and do not necessarily need a laboratory. They are directly applied to the tooth using advanced adhesion techniques using innovative bonding agents are used to meld to both enamel and dentine. We offer leading veneer treatments in Hertfordshire.
There are huge innovations being work upon in the field of Composite dentistry. They are continuously being developed to look and feel more realistic like teeth.
At Hockerill Dental, we offer a range of leading veneer treatments for new and existing patients across Hertfordshire, right at our cosmetic dental clinic. Learn more about Lumineers.
Benefits of Composite Veneers
- A new smile in a day. This treatment can be carried out in a single appointment. This is because it does not require a laboratory ceramist or technician.
- Less invasive than traditional veneers. Since minimal or no tooth preparation is involved this is a very conservative treatment.
- Quick Treatment. The placement of composite veneers does not require many steps or appointments in its creation, therefore, it is also a quick treatment. Book your appointment today.
- No temporary treatment required. Since composite veneers are completed in a single visit, you will not need any additional temporary teeth in the interim period as is common with porcelain veneers.
- Aesthetically creative. Composite resin is a tooth coloured product that is comparable to the tooth in its appearance and tooth-like texture/surfacing. Hence, we can create very realistic looking teeth.
- More versatile than traditional porcelain veneers. The composite material can be used to restore part of the tooth or a full veneer all over the tooth. Due to the variability in shades available we can blend and match composites to the natural tooth structure. This material can also replace any fillings in the same tooth to be veneered.
- Repairs can easily be made. Although unlikely, if you have any problems in the future like small chips then they can easily be repaired by the addition of more composite material to the tooth. This can be carried out in a short visit. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, will require replacement of the veneer should anything happen to them which can take up to two weeks.
- More cost-effective. You can apply composite to multiple teeth without requiring additional laboratory costs, appointments or additional component materials. So the treatment can be very affordable. A full smile makeover can be more cost-effective with composite veneers as opposed to traditional porcelain veneers.
- Safe and effective. Composites have been used for many years and have proven to be a very safe alternative to the dark amalgam fillings. Advances in composites have meant that they are strong enough to be protective as veneers.
When you book your free consultation with us, you’ll be given the chance to discuss the aims of our veneer treatment. You’ll also be given a clearer insight into what the treatment process involves.
This treatment can be carried out without anaesthetic if there is no dentine involved. However, if any caries or staining is first removed or if the tooth in question has chipped dentine may have become exposed. In this case, a local anaesthetic may be required.
Composite veneers are adhered to teeth using a bonding technique. Dental bonding is simply the process by which composites are glued to teeth. It involves micro-mechanical and chemical bonding using various agents.
The composite material is first placed in increments of the required shades and translucency to create the required morphology of the specific tooth.
A light cure of a special wavelength of light is then used at each stage of the increments to set the composite resin hard.
Finally, the composite veneer is micro-shaped, polished, and the bite checked.
Composite Veneer Maintenance
It is important to understand that composite is like a very hard acrylic, after 5-6 years, you may need some additional maintenance to spruce up the veneers again due to staining and wear over the years.
Regular check-ups with your dentist and hygienist can help to maintain your new teeth.
We offer innovative, leading cosmetic dental treatments at our Hertfordshire clinic. At Hockerill Dental, we believe our veneer treatments are perfect to enhance the appearance of your teeth. You can begin your treatment process by booking a free consultation or getting in touch with us on 01279 652400.