Types of veneers
Composite Veneers / Composite Resin Veneers
are a bespoke, handmade solution to discoloured, misshapen, worn or gappy teeth. These restorations are relatively inexpensive and procedurally straightforward. This type of veneer is adequate in situations where biting or grinding force applied to the veneers is minimal. The strength and wear resistance of these veneers is limited by their size. Composite resin bonding requires minimal surface preparation of the tooth, so is a conservative option, but is also prone to wear, chipping, dulling and staining over the long term.
Composite veneers / Composite bonding
are full or partial coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. This is the same material that is used for white fillings (composite resin) made up of a hybrid of glass & plastic molecules. Composite veneers are applied directly to the teeth, can be completed in a single visit and can be used to change their shape, colour and alignment.
Composite veneers are a great way to restore chipped, stained, or damaged teeth as well as to close spaces between them. They are ideally suited to minor aesthetic complications where there is minimal biting stress.
Composite vs Porcelain Veneers
What is the difference?
When compared directly to Porcelain veneers, Composite veneers have poorer physical properties and as such are more prone to staining, chipping or dulling over time; therefore special care is required to maintain a beautiful smile using composite veneers. Conversely, they are very simple to repair and repolish to address wear and tear.
Are veneers expensive?
An initial Consultation is a key step in determining whether Composite or porcelain veneers are the best suited treatment for you. We have a range of payment options available including Zip Money and support for all major health funds.
- Life - up to 5 years
- 3D digital mouth scan - No
- Digital mock up - No
- Test fitting with digital mock up - No
- Stain resistant - No
- Chip resistant - No
- Scratch resistant - No
- Colour matching - Limited
- 3 Appointments
- Life - up to 20 years
- 3D digital mouth scan - Yes
- Digital mock up - Yes
- Test fitting with digital mock up - Yes
- Stain resistant - Yes
- Chip resistant - Yes
- Scratch resistant - Yes
- Colour matching - Unlimited
- 4 Appointments
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