Composite veneers have many purposes. The are used to improve the shape, size, color, and texture of teeth to make smiles more attractive. Another purpose of composite veneers is that they can fix minor cracks and chips in teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, they require very little in the way of drilling and tooth reduction. In
addition, treatment can usually be completed in just one visit. On the negative side, however, they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers, and they are somewhat prone to staining.
In order to create composite veneers, composite material is applied to the front surfaces of the teeth and sculpted to the desired shape and finish under the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist. In addition, now there is a tool that makes it fast, easy, and predictable for dentists to create composite veneers that fit perfectly.
The Who and the Where
Natural-looking composite veneers can be done in many dental offices, but the dentist who is doing them must have an artistic flair and technical knowledge of the procedure. Every person is unique, and an experienced dentist needs to understand crafting and replicating the texture and shape of teeth.
There are numerous dentists offices where you can get composite veneers, but you need to do your homework to ensure the dentists is experienced. Ask to see a portfolio of his or her work; cosmetic dentists with experience will usually keep before-and-after photos of their work.
The When and the Why
Composite veneers can be used for treating a wide range of cosmetic dental problems. Here are some of the most common:
Teeth that are crooked. If you are looking for a quick fix rather than undergoing orthodontic treatment, veneers could be your answer. (Note that orthodontia is likely the solution for teeth that are very crooked.
Teeth that are stained. If you have discoloration or staining of your teeth that cannot be treated with whitening treatments, composite veneers are an excellent solution.
Teeth that are damaged. Acid erosion can damage teeth, or teeth can be chipped accidentally. Composite veneers can be ideal, most cost-effective solution.
Teeth that have gaps. People who have a gap between their front teeth (called “diastema”) or any of their other teeth often turn to composite veneers rather than orthodontia as it is quicker and more cost-effective.
Composite veneers can be a good solution for many reasons and for many patients. On the average, composite veneers can last up to five years, depending on the quality of the material that is used and the after care of the patients.
Uveneer is the invention of cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sigal Jacobson. Though only being launched since February of 2014, Dr. Jacobson’s patented design is already being touted as “groundbreaking” and “essential” by dentists worldwide. A native of Australia, Dr. Jacobson also runs her own practice Jacobson Dental Group of Melbourne. To learn more about what Uveneer can do for you and your patients, visit our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages!