What Are Composite Veneers

Composite Veneers are thin layers of resin that are added to your teeth to enhance your smile. The synthesised resin is used to bond, shape, smoothen and harden your tooth, allowing us to fix and reshape your teeth. A dental bonding material, also called composite resin, is used to custom match the veneer to your original tooth colour.

Composite Veneers have multiple benefits associated with them.  Some of them are:

  • They last anywhere between four to eight years
  • The application procedure can be finished in one day
  • Composite veneers help improve the appearance of your smile
  • Are a cost-effective option in comparison to other veneer options
  • Composite veneers are a minimally invasive procedure that does not require significant removal of existing enamel or tooth.

Composite Veneers Before And After

Dr James and Dr Emily’s precision and attention to detail when designing your smile using  Composite Veneers can be clearly seen in the Before and After images. Their work is of the highest quality and standard, and they are nothing short of perfectionists when it comes to improving the smiles and lives of their patients.

How Long Does Treatment Take? 

Composite veneers can be attached to your teeth in a single visit, often without the use of any anaesthetic. The entire procedure can be finished in anywhere between 45 minutes to a few hours, depending on the number of teeth to be fixed.

How Much Do Composite Veneers Cost?

Composite veneers are an affordable option when compared to other dental procedures, including porcelain veneers and crowns. This is mainly due to the material used to form the veneer. Composite veneers can cost anywhere between $600 to $800 per tooth. 

The cost of composite veneers varies from patient to patient, depending on certain factors. To better understand the cost, book an appointment and let our qualified doctors assess your teeth and present you with a custom treatment plan. 

Get your composite veneers regularly cleaned up at one of Brisbane’s best dental clinics, and keep them looking as new as ever.

FAQ Section

What Are Composite Veneers Made Of?

To lay out the basics, a veneer is a thin restorative layer made either of porcelain or composite material that is bonded over the front of your teeth. Composite veneers are made from resin and can be applied and shaped to match your existing teeth.

How Long Do Composite Veneers Last?

The life of composite veneers depends on various factors, generally lasting from five to seven years. But it is essential to maintain good oral practices and get regular cleanups for longevity and to ensure they look as good as new.

Get a customised plan from our resident dentists and maintain the shape and lustre of your veneers like it was day one.

Can Composite Veneers Be Whitened Or Bleached?

Composite veneers can help whiten your teeth. But once they are set/hardened, they cannot be whitened or bleached. Avoid whitening your teeth as it may discolour your veneer and give you an uneven appearance. If you are concerned about the discolouration of your veneers, pop into our clinic and chat with our doctors to know the best course of action.

Do Composite Veneers Make Your Teeth Bigger?

When executed perfectly, composite veneers do not make your teeth look bigger. Our doctors at The Aesthetic Smile Collective give you perfectly customised teeth to make your smile look better than ever.

Are Composite Veneers Right For Me?

The first criterion for getting composite veneers is to check if you have any oral problems like tooth or gum decay and diseases. Any existing infections need to be treated before starting on the veneers.

Composite veneers are right for you if you have minor dental imperfections like stained or discoloured teeth, crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, irregular tooth colour, minor tooth chipping or thin enamel. It is best to consult a dentist to determine if composite veneers are the right treatment for you.

Composite Vs. Porcelain Veneers

The functionality of both the porcelain and composite veneers is the same. What differs is the material used. While composite veneers use resin, porcelain veneers, on the other hand, use porcelain shells to encase the teeth. This makes porcelain veneers the more durable veneers out of the two and less prone to staining.

While you do not require any work to be done to your teeth before getting composite veneers, porcelain veneers need some invasive work. Your teeth need to be drilled or trimmed down to allow for the shells to be fixed.

Also, you can get composite veneers in a single day as the procedure is fairly simple and does not require much preparation. Porcelain veneers can take a few days as the porcelain shells are handmade and might take a few days.