Composite veneers is a technique used to improve the appearance of your teeth.
The Advantages of Composite Veneers
Composite veneers is a quick process, typically lasting less than an hour. Composite Veneers has become as popular an option as porcelain veneers and crowns at our Michigan office because it does not reduce the tooth’s original structure. It is also a relatively inexpensive procedure. And finally, composite veneers are available in many different shades. The shade is customized to achieve the desired effect in designing your new smile.
Dr. Milan begins by examining and cleaning the tooth to be veneered. Once the tooth is properly prepped, he rubs the tooth with a mild solution that facilitates the adherence of the material to the tooth. The composite material is then applied in several coats. Each coat is hardened (or set) using a specially designed dentist’s light. Once Dr. Milan has sculpted the final result, the final layer is cured with the light. This is performed in the dentist’s chair and usually does not require any shots or drilling.
After your Composite Veneers are Placed
Proper care of the composite veneers ensures the durability of these beautiful restorations. As with natural teeth, your teeth should be brushed and flossed daily. This is especially important if you drink coffee or tea or smoke tobacco; all of these substances stain composite veneers. Composite veneers typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers or crowns, and may need to be retouched or replaced every five years or so but usually last 10 to 15 years.