Uses of composite veneers

Uses of composite veneers

These veneers are often used to correct various types of mild dental problems. The dentist will decide the severity of the case and if it is advisable to use composite or porcelain veneers. Even so, its utilities are those of any dental veneer:


- Cover interdental spaces

- Correct shapes, fractures and teeth size

- Correct color alterations in teeth




Composite veneers: Are they always the most recommended?

Being a simple and totally reversible process, composite veneers are usually recommended in children and young patients who have not yet finished their bone development and, therefore, their dental structure.

Being a simpler procedure compared to porcelain, composite veneers can be placed in a single session and do not need to carve the tooth to be placed. This makes it a reversible process, since the original tooth remains the same and, in the future, the veneers could be removed to perform other more novel treatments.

They also have a number of advantages, such as:

• It is done in a single session

• No tooth wear

• It is more economical than the treatment of ceramic veneers

• It is possible to modify the results once the treatment is finished




Guarantees of composite veneers for patients

Depending on the habits of the patients, composite veneers usually last between 2 and 5 years and require more attention than porcelain veneers. After that time, some spots appear on the veneers, which are due to external agents, such as coffee, tobacco and other products, which can attack the color of the teeth.

In addition to this, remember to avoid actions that can damage the veneers, such as biting hard shells (nuts, for example), cutting materials such as threads or cellophane ... These are just some of the tips to take care of and lengthen its duration as much as possible.

The patient should not perform special care for their composite veneers, beyond maintaining oral hygiene as if they were normal teeth. Even so, it is convenient to visit the expert in dentistry at least once a year to perform the proper maintenance, which may consist of bleaching, polishing or filing, among other treatments.

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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