Composite Veneers are an option for patients who seek to improve the size, shape, and overall look of their smile. The process involves the placement of 'tooth-coloured' composite resin over the existing teeth, usually without any change or modification to the underlying tooth structure. The process is thus very conservative and often suits younger and teenage patients.
When provided by a Specialist, multilayered composite veneers can be coloured, shaped and polished to a degree that almost perfectly mimics natural teeth. As there is so much hand shaping and finishing involved by the clinician, it is easy to understand why experience and expertise plays an important role in the outcome of composite veneer placement.
This patient presented with existing old composites on her incisors. She was unhappy with the colour and shape of these composites which were placed when she was younger. She wanted to 'refresh" her smile.
The existing composites were carefully removed (so as not to damage the enamel beneath) and then new multi-layered composite veneers were placed. After two appointments and her result was natural-looking and beautiful.
This young lady sought treatment to improve the appearance of her smile, in relation the spaces between her teeth, and their proportion to one another.
A closer look
Her central incisors looked a little small, her lateral incisors looked very small, and her canine teeth were quite prominent at the corners of her smile.
New, multi-layered composite veneers were the perfect solution.
The final smile
Her final smile is natural looking.
This patient's previous composite fillings were deep, leaking and stained.
There was some decay under some of the old composites. She needed to have these fillings replaced, but she also was aware that her teeth had changed colour with time, and she wanted an overall nicer smile.
The solution for her was the replacement of the old fillings with new composite veneers, which also extended into the old filling sites.
The final smile
In one procedures, the composite veneers thus consolidated her teeth, and improved her smile.