Composite Veneers also known as Composite Resin Veneers will suffice for some cases in terms of aesthetics and strength. These restorations are relatively inexpensive and simple to complete, and are adequate in situations where they are not placed under a lot of stress. The strength and wear resistance of these veneers is limited by their size. Composite resin bonding requires minimal surface preparation of the tooth, so is a conservative option, but is also prone to wear, chipping, dulling and staining over the long term.
What are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers, also referred to as composite bonding are full or partial coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. This is the same material that is used for white fillings (composite-resin) and consists of a glass and resin hybrid. Composite veneers are directly or indirectly applied in a single visit and can be used to reshape, realign and/or re-colour your teeth, which if performed with care and skill, can produce stunning results.
Composite veneers are a great way to restore chipped, stained, or damaged teeth as well as closing spaces between teeth and are ideally suited to minor aesthetic complications where there is minimal functional stress.
Composite vs Porcelain Veneers
Composite veneers have inferior physical properties to porcelain veneers and as such are more prone to staining, chipping or dulling over time; therefore special care is required to maintain a beautiful smile using composite veneers. Conversely, they are very simple to repair and repolish to address wear and tear.
If many teeth or large portions of teeth are required for restoration, then perhaps porcelain veneers should be considered as an alternative due to their superior physical and optical properties and longevity. Click here to learn more about porcelain veneers.
An Initial Consultation is a key step into the careful consideration to determine if Composite veneers or porcelain veneers is the best treatment to move forward with.
Composite Veneers Before and After
Dr Lazaris has completed thousands of dental veneer treatments in particular composite veneer before and after cases. Dr Lazaris utilises specialised techniques to ensure that his composite veneers mimic natural tooth structure in every respect. No other dentist displays so many completed cases in such high detail on their websites. The proof of his expertise speaks for itself.
Composite Veneers Cost and Initial Consultation
Composite veneers cost can vary from patient to patient. The first step before deciding on composite veneers cost is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry initial consultation with Dr. Lazaris. From here Dr. Lazaris will be able to provide you with a tailored and bespoke treatment plan for composite veneers and be able to discuss and provide you with composite veneer pricing. While every patient is different, a patient of Dr. Lazaris usually invests approximately $2K to $10K towards a composite veneer treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Lazaris for Composite Veneers?
Dr Lazaris is a trusted and highly respected cosmetic dentist in Sydney and also renown overseas for his cosmetic dentistry and artistry skills, clinical experience and amazing beautiful and natural smile design results. To review more of Dr. Angelo Lazaris’ work and endorsements, click here to view his YouTube videos.
Dr Lazaris designs and creates the smile forms himself. Often this critical phase of treatment is delegated to laboratory technicians or not performed at all, resulting in substandard results. Dr Lazaris insists in controlling every stage of the process himself, spending hours in his onsite laboratory characterising each smile to suit the individual. To learn more about Dr. Lazaris’ smile design process, click here.
Do you still have questions? Check out our FAQ below.
How long does composite bonding last?
Composite bonding typically lasts around four to six years. The actual time per individual depends on the location of the tooth and the patient’s chewing and eating habits, as well as their bite. If you require tooth bonding in Sydney or have questions regarding your specific tooth bonding procedure performed by our team, please contact our team today.
Does composite bonding damage teeth?
Generally, composite bonding does not damage your teeth nor does it come with any serious risks. However, it is important to remember that the composite resin isn’t as strong or durable as your natural teeth. This material can chip, break, or separate from your natural tooth. With composite veneers, this is less likely to happen.
Is bonding better than veneers?
Veneers and composite bonding in Sydney both make your teeth appear and look better. Yet, composite veneer teeth are applied to the entire tooth. On the other hand, composite bonding is only applied to a small portion of the tooth. Generally, veneers tend to last longer than bonding. If you’re looking for composite veneers in Sydney, contact the Sydney Cosmetic Dentist team today.
Does composite bonding look natural?
Yes, composite bonding looks natural. The color and texture are made to match your teeth. If you’ve been looking for ‘bonding near me’, our Sydney Cosmetic Dentist team is ready to help. Allow us to brighten up your smile.
Can I whiten my teeth if I have bonding?
When whitening your teeth, your natural teeth structure will whiten. However, the composite used will not. However, you can have the bonding material replaced around the same time as whitening to remedy this issue.