Composite veneers, also known as direct veneers, are a type of cosmetic dental treatment that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin material to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. Composite veneers can be used to correct various dental issues, such as discoloration, chipping, and misshapen teeth. The process involves bonding the composite material to the tooth surface, sculpting it into the desired shape, and then hardening it with a special light. Composite veneers are a more affordable and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers, but may not last as long and may require more frequent touch-ups or replacement.
It takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the filling and can be used to make 2-3 fillings in the same session.
Composite Veneers applications Areas
It can be applied in cases of decay, wear, and fracture that occur in all front and back teeth.
Removal of decayed tissue after local anesthesia is applied.
Application of bonding agents to the tooth surface to help the filling material adhere, followed by curing with a special light.
Selection of a filling material that matches the tooth color, and layer-by-layer curing with light.
Shaping the filling to match the natural tooth and removal of any excess material.
Final step is polishing.
Composite veneers are aesthetic because they are the same color as the natural teeth.
Composite fillings are not only aesthetic but also durable and resistant.
Due to its ability to bond to the tooth surface, there is no need to remove healthy tooth structure as it is required in metal fillings.
Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings do not contain toxic substances such as mercury.
Composite fillings harden completely during the treatment with light.
Success rates are lower in cases where decay extends deep below the gum line and cannot be isolated from saliva and blood.
They may shrink slightly during the hardening process, although this shrinkage is minimized.
The application of composite veneers requires more sensitivity and time compared to metal fillings.
Matrix systems: The correct use of matrices is very important for easy cleaning and to prevent food debris from getting stuck between the filling and the tooth. Our clinic uses 6 different brands and systems for various cases.
Bonding agents: A bonding agent that contains antiseptic agents and ensures excellent adhesion of the filling to the tooth is preferred to prevent sensitivity after filling.
Filling materials: Esthetic composite materials with good polishability and various color options are preferred for front teeth, while composite materials with increased filler (strength) ratio and the lowest shrinkage ratio are preferred for back teeth.
Light devices: LED devices with slowly increasing light levels are preferred to minimize the shrinkage factor, which is one of the disadvantages of composites.
Polishing systems: Fillings that retain their brightness and color for years can be made using different brands of discs, rubber, and chemical agents.
Using high-quality composite filling material is important.
Proper matrix selection and careful work by the dentist is necessary.
The patient should take care of their oral hygiene after composite filling treatment.
The prices of composite veneers vary depending on the number of surfaces treated, with some clinics offering a fixed price and others charging based on the number of surfaces treated. When researching composite filling prices, it is important to take this into account and also to inquire about the techniques and materials used for the fillings. You can contact us by phone or fill out the information form to learn about our composite filling prices.