A Quick Guide To Composite Veneers

Dental veneers are a lucrative solution for most dental problems. After all, who doesn't love instant results that rival the real thing? Unfortunately, these spectacular results come at a cost. The price of dental veneers can easily exceed much per tooth, and the price effect is compounded by the fact that your dental insurance won't cover any part of the procedure.

What most people don't know is that there is an inexpensive variant of this procedure. It is known as dental bonding or composite veneers. These veneers can be prepared and installed in one procedure. No molds need to be sent to a dental lab and the patient does not have to deal with the hassle of temporary dentures. If you want you can also get composite veneers through websites like jacobsondental.com.au/cosmetic-dentistry/veneer.

The preparation that takes place before the dental bonding procedure is similar to that used to place porcelain veneers on a patient. In general, it is much less invasive. The area where the composite will be attached is etched to give the bonding agent something to "bite" on. 

The agent is then applied and then the veneers. From there, the dentist will make adjustments to the veneer for the most aesthetically pleasing results.

Composite veneers are generally reserved for smaller problems like minor gaps and tooth chips. You may be better off spending your money on a more expensive alternative when you are in a better financial position.

These restorations tend to last only a few years, after which they will need to be removed and a new veneer placed. With this in mind, the procedure is actually a longer-term investment than the initial one. So choose carefully!