Composite veneers, also known as ‘white fillings’, ‘bonding’ or ‘direct veneers’ are ultra-thin facings made from composite resin and are directly placed and set with a blue light on the anterior teeth to change their aesthetic appearance.
Composite veneers are used to improve chipping, discoloration or minor misalignments of teeth.
They are also called ‘Chair side veneers’ as they are made by the dentists using the appropriate colored composite and sculpted directly on the teeth. Hence, there are no lab bills or prolonged treatments, and can be completed in one visit, thus making it a cheaper and a quicker alternative to porcelain restoration for smile makeovers. However, this also means that a lot of research needs to go towards choosing a dentist with the experience and the art to provide a life-like, beautiful appearance of the teeth. This therapy requires knowledge of morphology, luminosity and the principles of smile design.
Composite veneers give much better results in tooth whitening than peroxide bleaching. They last 4 to 8 years, and require maintenance as they are susceptible to chipping, and can stain easily because of porosity. Although, they can be polished to address spoiling, and can be removed and replaced as needed. The white filling is best for tooth cracks, crevices, fillings and other problems. The minor teeth disorders can be treated with the help of this veneer. The treatment of this disorder is very simple with the help of composite veneer. The dental technicians recommend and like to use the composite veneer.