Composite veneers

Composite veneers

Composite dental veneers are formed by layers of resin modeled by hand on the teeth themselves. They serve to cover interdental spaces, correct shapes, fractures and size of teeth, as well as correct alterations in color. Its advantages allow the patient to enjoy an impeccable smile in a single session.

 

Composite veneers: what are they?

The making of composite veneers is done by placing composite resin layers that are modeled by hand on their own teeth, giving the desired shape. In addition, the dentist specialist in dental aesthetics must be able to give the similarity and mimicry of other teeth, through dyes and colors. All this technique requires a great manual dexterity and an artistic part on the part of the specialist, to be able to make completely natural smiles.

The resin blends perfectly with the teeth and their enamel (hence they are also called resin veneers). It also adapts to them and the tissues that surround them without problems. The material is very similar to that of the fillings and, therefore, the application procedure of the composite for veneers is similar, although not quite equal, since the front teeth need a more precise finish and the placement technique is more accurate than that of the fillings for posterior teeth.

Composite veneers usually have a thickness that ranges between 0.3 and 0.9 mm. This means that they do not need any type of carving on the original teeth to compensate their thickness, which is the case with porcelain veneers.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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