Porcelain and composite veneers are particularly successful nowadays, because only a very small amount of tooth enamel is removed, the teeth do not have to get a crown immediately, in addition, veneers are very beautiful and durable.
What does composite or direct veneer mean?
Composite veneer means that the tooth is not abraded, there is no imprint and no dental technician needed, but the entire treatment is performed within the dental office in one or maximum 2 steps. After removing the old fillings and the soiled parts, the dentist sets up the tooth and then covers it with an aesthetic composite shell. This requires special techniques and the artistic sensibility of the dentist. During the treatment, the dentist uses composite materials of different tone and color from the deep layers to the surface. The result is a beautiful restoration that resembles the natural.
In which cases is it worthwhile to make composite veneers?
Composite veneers can be made in all cases where no tooth is missing or if only a little bit of a tooth is missing. This is often the case when tooth decay or larger fillings occur. Composite veneers can also change the shape and color of the teeth. It may also be that a tooth whitening is made prior to building the composite veneer so that a new tooth color can be formed that is much whiter than the previous one. The teeth whitening and the composite veneer together meet the expected result. In some cases, patients opt for composite veneers when they are reluctant to wait for porcelain veneers, as they also require the work of a dental technician, and therefore take longer to complete.