A direct composite veneer is a minimally invasive chair-side procedure which is completed in a single appointment. They are prepared by a dentist who applies multiple layers of composite fillings to the front surface of the tooth. In most of the cases, dentists do not even need to perform any tooth preparation, except applying an acid etch for 20 seconds. There is no dental laboratory involved in direct composite veneers procedure. Composite veneers are suitable for front teeth and should not be used in high load bearing areas.
Composite Laminate Veneers can be used for;
- Diastema Closure
- Straightening very low grade of crowding
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured teeth
Composite veneers are perfect solutions for those with limited time. It can be an event such as a wedding or a TV show that you have within a couple of days. With composite veneers it is even possible to go back to your country in the same evening of the procedure.
Composite veneer procedure for a single tooth takes approximately 25-30 minutes. Smile makeover with composite bonding for 6 front teeth on a single jaw can be completed in a single appointment of up to 2 hours.
Advantages of Direct Composite Veneers:
•No laboratory work. Everything completed chair-side in a single visit.
•Minimally invasive procedure. In most of the cases, acid etching for 20 seconds is enough.
•If gets chipped, can be easily fixed.
•Provides good aesthetics when prepared by an experienced dentist.
Disadvantages of Direct Composite Veneers:
•They are not as strong as porcelain veneers or porcelain veneered zirconia’s.
•Direct Composite Veneers should be considered as a live art performance. Therefore, they need to be prepared by an experienced dentist.
•Composite veneers can get stained quicker than porcelain veneers.