What Are Composite Veneers?
What Are Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers are used in the process of removing small deformities in teeth. Composite laminates, one of the most common laminated procedures applied in cosmetic dentistry, is a preservative treatment method as it can be performed without abrading the natural teeth of the patients. This treatment, which is applied in order to eliminate the minimal aesthetic problems on the teeth, can be completed in a very short time. The dentist creates new shapes on the teeth by placing special materials and composite filling material on the teeth.
Composite veneers are applied on the front surfaces of the teeth to change the shape and color of the anterior teeth, to cover the defects on the tooth surface, and to give an aesthetic appearance. In the procedure, white-colored composite resins are used, which are also preferred in aesthetic anterior fillings. The biggest advantage of this application is that it is done in a single session.
The composite veneer procedure is completely painless. In many cases, this procedure can be performed without the need to even numb the tooth. The procedure starts with the dentist carefully cleaning the teeth and preparing them for treatment. S/he may have to remove a thin layer of enamel to help the materials adhere to the teeth. However, if only minimal changes are required in the shape or color of the teeth, there is no need to file the teeth. Composite colors are chosen according to the natural tooth color of the patient and the desired result. In order to ensure better adhesion of the composite veneer material to the cleaned teeth, the tooth surface is made rough with special acids, and solutions called bonding are applied afterward, which provide the main connection between the composite and the tooth. Composite resin, which is preferred according to the color of the teeth, is carefully applied to the surface areas of the teeth with the help of a special brush. Blue light or laser light is used to cure this material. The hardened material is shaped into a tooth by the dentist and the process is completed by polishing the last.
Composite veneers have almost the same properties as teeth and their color change just as much as natural teeth. Because the surface roughness is minimized with the polishing applied at the end of the process, the resistance of the teeth against staining increases. Staining that may occur as a result of consuming too much cigarette, coffee, tea, and soda can be removed during routine dental examinations. The life of the materials produced with the latest technology is 5 to 10 years. The same process can be applied to a tooth with a composite veneer afterward.
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