Dental composite veneers. Immediate dental esthetics treatment
The dental aesthetic, in which the treatment of composite veneers is found, is one of the most creative and grateful branches of modern dentistry. For many years we have been training other dentists in the city of Barcelona under the direction of the Advanced Dental Esthetics postgraduate program of the Catalan Society of Odontostomatology (from the Medical Sciences Academy) and in the rest of the Iberian Peninsula from the official courses of the General Council of Dentists in Spain.
The improvement of the smile through composite dental veneers consists basically in the aesthetic coating of the visible part of the teeth. We can change its shape and we can also change its color thanks to a very comfortable and totally atraumatic procedure. The results are achieved in a single session, although it is necessary to have studied and tested the case previously to the creation of the appropriate templates. The digital aesthetic study of the smile (Digital Smile Design) allows us to calculate the appropriate proportions and its shape and position in relation to the face.
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Achieving excellent results with composite veneers requires a lot of knowledge, clinical skills and good materials. What we should get is a very beautiful and natural smile, and not some artificial looking white teeth. For this, it is necessary to take into account characteristics such as translucency, symmetry, characterizations, luminosity, fluorescence, reflections, light scattering, correct combination and stratification of layers, etc.
If you want us to study your case and show you what we can achieve, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or through the contact form.
Frequently asked questions about composite dental veneers
What are composite veneers and what are they used for?
Composite veneers are used to improve the color, shape, position, alignment, and in certain cases, the texture of the teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing and attractive. They can usually be placed on a single visit and require little or no preparation on the teeth, which means they are less destructive and more conservative than conventional porcelain veneers.
What is the veneer placement procedure?
In the visit to the dental aesthetics specialist, the teeth are prepared and the white filling material (composite resin) is applied to the teeth with the capacity to individually shape and align the smile to the desired effects. It is a painless procedure and does not require anesthesia. The beauty of composite veneers is that you can explain to the dentist the look you want from your teeth. Maybe you want your teeth a little shorter, or maybe a little softer and rounder. Either way, we do our best to try to create the desired effect. If you want the placement in a single tooth and can be seen in a different white tone to the rest, you can always opt for a teeth whitening. There is also the possibility that the damage of the tooth is such that the best option would be dental implants, in our dental clinic in Barcelona the dentist will advise you.
How long do composite veneers last?
Approximately, the composite veneers will last for 4 – 8 years depending on how you take care of them. Sometimes they stain, but the stain can usually be polished by your dentist in the same way as if it were the tooth. Sometimes the veneers may dent, but they can be easily repaired using the same technique used to place the initial veneers. This is another advantage over porcelain veneers or ceramics that require removing the entire veneer.
What is the price of dental veneers?
Due to the number of teeth desired to place the dental veneers and the different complexity of each case it is very difficult to determine a price. It is best that you schedule a visit and our expert will carry out a personalized study and a detailed budget without commitment.
What are the advantages over porcelain or ceramic dental veneers?
The main advantages of composite veneers are:
– Porcelain veneers are manufactured in a dental laboratory and therefore require at least two visits to the dentist, the first to study the case and the second for the placement of dental veneers. Instead, composite veneers can be placed on a single visit to the dentist.
– An amount of the tooth structure is removed to allow the placement of the bonding agent. The composite is then added and the finishing is done by polishing the veneer.
– Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers. The placement of the ceramic veneers requires more time and experience and, therefore, are more expensive.
– Composite veneers can be repaired, which is not possible with porcelain veneers that need to be replaced with new veneers.
Do not hesitate, if you have thought of dental aesthetic treatments to improve the image of your teeth and smile and you are still having doubts about which is the treatment that better suits your situation between dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, etc. Request information without any commitment to our specialist in dental aesthetics, and by studying your case he’d be able to advise you on the best solution and the price of the composite veneers.