Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite Resin Veneers

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Do you find yourself being self-conscious about your smile because of discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth? You can instantly improve your smile with composite resin veneers! The direct composite resin veneer can be used to correct gapped, chipped, poorly shaped, and stained teeth. They can be affordably created chairside and can often be placed in as little as one visit.

Composite resin is a less expensive, tooth-colored material frequently used for veneers. While composite resin veneers might wear down quicker than their porcelain counterpart, they are easier to repair and cost less.

Although composite veneers typically have a shorter shelf life than porcelain veneers, they offer an affordable and convenient option that requires a far smaller investment of time and money. They are a particularly serviceable option for fixing cosmetic damage and righting issues with tooth size and shape.

For more information on veneers, continue reading or give Quirt Family Dentistry in Wausau, Wisconsin a call today at 715-843-9800!

Single-Visit Composite Veneer Application Procedure

Composite veneers require less or no enamel removal. Your dentist may be able to make and place your veneers in one visit! If your composite veneer requires a lab, the steps are similar to porcelain veneers. The composite material is typically applied to the surface of the tooth and molded into shape by your dentist, thus giving you a timely yet effective smile makeover.

Composite Resin Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers have many advantages, namely being cost-effective while not sacrificing quality. Another advantage is timeliness: composites can typically be fabricated while you wait. Direct composite veneers are sculpted onto your teeth rather than at a lab. The tooth-shaded resin is directly applied to teeth where it can be shaped, sculpted, and polished to elicit a more natural, tooth-like appearance.

Arguably, the biggest benefit of composite veneers is reversibility. Minimal prep work is done to your teeth when it comes to composites, meaning that they are not permanently altered to such an extent that the composite material cannot be removed and replaced as needed.

While many patients prefer composite veneers to porcelain veneers, porcelain veneers, with proper care, can be a great option. Porcelain veneers typically last between 10-15 years, while composite resin dental veneers last around 4-8 years.

Composite Veneers FAQ

How to Get Composite Veneers Near Me?

If you are interested in getting composite veneers, our dental team is here for you! Our dentists can help you decide if composite veneers are the right option for you or determine if you would benefit more from porcelain veneers or one of our other cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in getting composite veneers, our dental team is here for you! Our dentists can help you decide if composite veneers are the right option for you or determine if you would benefit more from porcelain veneers or one of our other cosmetic dentistry services.

What are Composite Veneers?

Composite resin veneers are a porcelain alternative derived from translucent resin and meticulously sculpted and hardened by your dentist, typically in a single appointment. If you have worn, chipped, or damaged teeth, composite resin can be directly sculpted onto the teeth for exponential results. This is a separate procedure from a dental crown, dental bridge, or dental fillings. While they use the same materials, composite veneers are more functional than aesthetic treatments.

What Issues Can Composite Veneers Help With?

They’re used to correct discolored, gapped, crooked, or misshapen teeth. The veneer is placed over the imperfect teeth and given the appearance of straight, white, radiant teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Take?

Often referred to as “chair-side veneers,” composite veneers are designed by the dentist directly on your tooth, requiring a dentist’s technique combined with an artist’s eye. Typically, composite veneers can be placed in just one visit, but porcelain veneers usually require multiple visits before being placed.

How are Veneers Placed?

During your appointment, with your input, your dentist will select and sculpt a shade directly onto your teeth to build a veneer that best fits your smile. Then, a high-intensity light will be used to harden the composite. Finally, the composite resin will be shined and polished until it blends in with the natural, healthy appearance of the rest of your smile.

How Long Do Composite Veneers Last?

This depends on several factors, including the patient’s home care routine and how often they attend checkups (we recommend twice a year, at least). If you maintain a strict and comprehensive routine, your composite resin veneers can last at least 5 years and as long as 10!

How Do I Take Care of My Resin Veneers?

Their care requires the same care your natural teeth would require. Over time, they will be affected by darker liquids and hard objects such as ice and hard candy. Regular visits to the dentist every six months will increase the longevity of your veneers.

Why Do Patients Choose Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are a great alternative to porcelain and can right many of your smile’s wrongs. Customers also like them because they are not time-consuming or pricey, they are minimally invasive, and because they give your teeth that lifelike sheen they once had!

What is Composite Resin?

Dental composite resin is a special material that is applied and sculpted to the tooth.  Once the optimal tooth shape has been achieved, it is cured with a special light and subsequently polished.

Composite materials are extremely advanced and are continuously being developed to produce better results for patients.

Composite veneers are a relatively new dental procedure, favored by recent dental generations interested in conserving the underlying tooth structure.

Are Composite Resin Veneers Right for You?

Consider composite veneers over porcelain veneers if you:

  • Are looking for affordable porcelain veneer alternatives
  • Want an improved smile for a wedding or other special event
  • Want the convenience of a same-day placement
  • Desire a less-invasive procedure to retain more tooth structure
  • Would like veneers that can be repaired quickly and easily if damaged

Benefits of Composite Veneers

  • A straighter, more attractive smile
  • Brighter, natural-looking teeth
  • A continuous, uninterrupted smile  
  • A stronger tooth structure to prevent further damage

Looking for composite veneers near you? Give Quirt Family Dentistry in Wausau, WI a call today at 715-843-9800 for more information on composite resin dental veneers!