Composite Veneers Explained

If you have teeth that are chipped, discolored, gapped, or too short and are looking for a way to correct these issues, composite veneers may be an excellent solution. This type of veneers utilizes a composite material to cover the front portion of the tooth, hiding flaws and creating a beautiful, life-like appearance. With excellent care, you can enjoy the benefits of composite veneers for many years.

The placement of composite veneers involves applying a thin layer of tooth-colored resin to the surface of your tooth. Dr. Thanos will then sculpt the composite material to achieve the most natural look. Finally, the resin is set into place with the use of a special blue light. Unlike porcelain veneers, it is not necessary to shave down the tooth enamel to place composite veneers. Because the tooth structure is not altered, composite veneers can be removed or replaced as needed.

Taking care of composite veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly, and visit Dr. Thanos every six months for checkups and cleanings. To protect your new composite veneers, refrain from chewing or biting on hard or brittle foods or objects. If you are prone to teeth grinding, you should have Dr. Thanos custom fit you for a protective night guard. Wearing a mouth guard is also a good idea when playing contact sports. Following these care tips will help ensure your composite veneers last for at least three to five years.

Consult with your Weston family or cosmetic dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for composite veneers. With composite veneers, you can quickly be on your way to a more perfect new smile.

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