Composite veneers: All you need to know

March 5, 2024by parlaclinic10

Have you ever wondered if a broken, chipped, slightly misallinged or discoulored tooth can ever be restored? The answer is yes and the secret lies in composite veneers – a revolutionary dental treatment that can transform your smile and boost your confidence. In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about composite bonding veneers and how they can help you achieve a Hollywood-worthy smile.


What Are Composite Veneers?


Composite veneers which are also known as composite bonding veneers (should not be confused with Porcelain Laminate Veneer though), are thin shells of tooth-colored resin that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Also, these veneers are custom-made for each patient, to fit their teeth perfectly. People also use them to fix different cosmetic problems like discoloration, chips, gaps, and misalignments.


composite resin application



Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers


  • The Material:  While composite veneers are made from a tooth-colored resin material, porcelain veneers are made from ceramic.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers tend to be more durable and are more resistant to stain compared to composites.
  • Cost: Composite veneers are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers. This therefore makes them a popular choice for patients on a limited budget.
  • Treatment Process: Composite veneers can often be applied in a single visit to the dentist. While porcelain veneers may require multiple appointments for the making and the placing of the veneers in the patients mouth.

Overall, while both composite and laminate veneers can improve the appearance of teeth, they differ in terms of material, durability, procedure, and cost. Your dentist can figure out which option works best for you and fits your needs and budget.


Veneers Treatment Procedure


The process of getting composite veneers typically involves the following steps:

  • Consultation and Examination: Firstly, your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. They will also tell you if you are eligible for getting them or not. 
  • Preparing your natural teeth: A small amount of  your natural teeth will be scratched (not shaved) from the front, to make the composite bond glue well. 
  • Application: We apply the composite resin material to your teeth and shape it to get the look you want.


  • Bonding: The veneers are bonded to your teeth using a special glue. A special light will be used to harden the material.



Who Is Eligible for Composite and Porcelain Laminate Veneers


You are eligible to get composite veneers especially, if you have the following;

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Unevenly spaced or misaligned teeth
  • Minor orthodontic issues
  • Sufficient tooth enamel for bonding



Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Veneers



  • More affordable than porcelain veneers
  • The treatment can be completed in just a single visit.
  • Minimal tooth preparation required



  • They don’t last for long and can get stained easily.
  • They May also need to be replaced more frequently
  • Not suitable for severe cosmetic issues or bite alignment (orthodontic) problems


Practical Tips for Maintaining Your Composite Veneers


  • To begin with, practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent staining and decay. Check out our guide on how to floss teeth properly
  • Also avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth as tools in order not to damage your veneers.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to ensure the longevity of your veneers. You can book a free consultation with Parla Clinics dentists and if you have any enquiries. Its totally FREE



In conclusion, composite veneers offer a convenient and affordable solution for achieving a beautiful, Hollywood-worthy smile. Whether you’re looking to correct minor imperfections or completely transform your smile, they can help you achieve the results. If you’re ready to experience the magic of these veneers and enhance your smile, schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist today!


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