Composite veneers are suitable for you in any of the following situations, if:
- Your teeth do NOT have very wide spaces between them
- your teeth are lightly chipped / broken
- the teeth have acquired a slightly unpleasant color
- you have one or more teeth with slightly unsightly shapes or positions
- soon you have an event and you need the veneers to be ready quickly
- you don't mind changing the veneers after about 1-2 years
- The budget allocated to veneers is very important for you
Composite veneers are ideal for patients who prefer speed in treatment and at the same time a very convenient price. In particular, the composite is differentiated by the following advantages:
When we talk about veneering teeth, composite is the material with the lowest price. Specifically, composite veneers cost about 5 times less than zirconium or ceramic, the latter being at a relatively similar price level.
Unlike ceramic and zirconium, composite is the only material that can sometimes be used directly by the doctor, in a single step, without the intervention of the dental technician. Thus, not only the cost, but also the total time is considerably shortened, because all the other stages of preparation, sending and making the veneers to the dental office are eliminated.
Most of the time, the composite veneers are applied by minimizing the milling of the tooth enamel layer, the method being minimally invasive.
The composite cannot restore too large spaces, very short teeth or with large fractures / shards. All these problems must be minimal so that the composite material can be used in veneering. If the teeth are severely affected, you can opt for ceramic / zirconium veneers.
Not being treated at temperatures of 1500 degrees (as is the case with ceramics, for example), the composite veneer does not have a very long durability, it tends to chip or stain more easily. Most patients change these veneers after 1 year of use, mainly due to color changes.
Unlike porcelain or zirconium, composite is a more porous material that attracts a larger amount of bacterial plaque. Thus, more careful maintenance / hygiene on the part of the patient is necessary.
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