It’s important to remember that dental bonding of composite veneers will only cover part of your teeth and is generally used for aesthetic purposes. If your teeth require more support or have had a procedure like a root canal where your tooth requires more strength and protection, something like a dental crown may be a better option.
There are two forms of composite veneers to choose from:
Direct composite veneers – these are applied directly to your teeth, with the whole process generally taking place in one appointment.
Indirect composite veneers – your teeth are prepped the same, however, as the name suggests, the veneers are custom made ‘indirectly’ outside of the mouth before being applied to your teeth. This will take place over two or more appointments.
Regardless of the option you choose, composite veneers Brisbane is quite simple and doesn’t require anaesthesia or excessive visits to the dentist.
Composite Veneers Procedure
Our talented dentists will perform a consultation before deciding on a treatment plan based on your desired outcome and budget.
Once ready for the veneer application, the dentist will roughen the surface of the teeth and apply a liquid to act as a bonding agent.
Your dentist will then apply the composite resin, moulding and shaping it to suit your teeth, smile and overall facial biology.
We will apply ultraviolet light to your composite veneers to harden the resin
You leave our clinic with a shiny new smile!
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Composite Veneers Before and After
One of our favourite moments is showing patients their brand new teeth for the first time. As you can see from the photos below – the composite veneers make a huge difference and really transform the smile of those that get them.
Resin Veneers Treatment Brisbane
If you receive dental bonding in Brisbane with Hashtag Dentist, we recommend the following to increase the longevity of your resin veneers:
– Brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush
– Floss daily
– Avoid overly hard and chewy food
– Don’t bite your nails or anything that isn’t supposed to be bitten (opening bottles with your teeth is a big no)
– Avoid coffee, tea and tobacco within the first two days of getting your veneers to prevent staining
– Long term, wash your mouth out after consuming food or drinks that may stain your veneers
– Schedule check-ups with your dentist every six months
It is essential to the longevity of your composite veneers that you take time each day to practice good oral hygiene. The more you take care of them, the longer they will leave you smiling.
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Composite Veneers Pros and Cons
- Helps to fix discolouration, crooked, misplaces or misshaped teeth
- Cost of composite veneers Brisbane is relatively inexpensive in comparison to other restorative procedures
- The composite veneers will need to be replaced or repaired more frequently than if you were to have porcelain veneers
- Composite veneers are made of a weaker material than other veneers such as porcelain. Therefore, for something that is sturdier and requires less maintenance, you may choose porcelain veneers instead. Our team of professionals can help you make the right choice for your set of pearly whites.
- Over time, your composite veneers could absorb stains just as natural teeth do
Composite Bonding Brisbane
Dental bonding is a quick process with the ability to restore a natural smile that does not involve invasive procedures or constant dentist appointments. Our composite bonding treatment is straight-forward and simple.
Our dentists will use a shade guide to choose a composite resin that matches the colour of your teeth perfectly which ensures symmetry between your natural teeth and your veneers. We will then prepare the surface of the tooth we are focusing on by applying a liquid that will help the bonding agent attach itself to the tooth. We’ll apply the veneer over the liquid which is when the bonding process starts so that we can shape the tooth to give you the perfect look. We’ll finish the process by hardening the material with a curing light.
Frequently Asked Questions
Composite veneers, otherwise known as dental bonding or resin veneers, are thin shells of tooth-coloured resin that are moulded to fit over the front of your existing teeth to improve their appearance.
Resin veneers are a great option for those with healthy teeth looking to revamp their smile, iron out any imperfections such as chips, discolouration, spacing or cracks. If you have a missing tooth or have undergone a root canal, it is best to consider an alternative like crowns or implants as a way of evening out your smile.
Hashtag Dentist provides some of the best dental bonding in Brisbane, always ensuring that our patients leave with a smile that can light up the room.
As technology progresses, composite veneer treatment is becoming more and more durable, with resin veneers now lasting between 5 and 7 years on average.
You can extend the life of your composite veneers and decrease their risk of staining by being thorough with your oral hygiene habits, brushing twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossing daily and avoiding chewing on and hard objects or foods with your veneers.
The cost of your composite veneers in Brisbane will vary depending on several factors including:
– The number of veneers required
– Material used
– If any other dental work is required during the process
With this in mind, you can expect to pay between $300 to $600 per tooth for composite veneers treatment.
If you have Private Health Insurance, we recommend contacting your insurance provider to discuss your level of cover. If you are seeking dental bonding and composite veneers purely for aesthetic reasons as a means of improving your smile, it is considered cosmetic dentistry. However, if you are proceeding with composite bonding after damage to a tooth, insurance may cover more of the cost.
If cost is a barrier to you receiving composite resin veneers, please contact our friendly team to discuss treatment and payment plan options.
Many people use composite veneers to improve the look of their smile and obtain brighter, whiter teeth. However, general wear and eating habits, combined with the nature of resin, means your veneers may start to darken or go off-white over time.
It is important to remember that your resin veneers cannot be treated with any whitening agents, and will not respond well if exposed to an at-home whitening kit.
If you wish to whiten your composite veneers, visit your dentist for a professional clean that will remove any surface stains and build up. If veneers become extremely discoloured, or they are at the end of your lifespan, it may be time to invest in new dental bonding altogether.
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