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Composite Veneers In Melbourne

Also known as a resin veneers treatment or composite bonding

Dental composite bonding otherwise known as composite veneers is an affordable procedure that Dr Yvonne King can perform to change the shape and size of teeth to rejuvenate your smile. Dr King is Australia’s first dentist to attain a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry. With years of experience, she is an expert in working with composite resin veneers to handcraft  beautiful smiles that look exquisitely natural and compliments each patient’s individual appearance and personality.

Resin veneers are layered and shaped by hand directly onto the teeth and then bonded to the natural tooth surface, so they are suited to repairing teeth (especially the front teeth) that have been chipped, broken, or decayed. The dental bonding procedure is simple and can usually be completed in just one visit. Contact our team for more information about resin veneers in Melbourne.

In order to keep the restorations in their best possible condition, the composite veneers teeth need to be polished and maintained regularly.

Ask the composite bonding Melbourne team at CLDC about our approach to composite veneers, both before and after the treatment, and how this affordable and minimally-invasive treatment option could suit your individual needs.

Composite Bonding

Whether you’re hoping to mend a cracked, chipped, stained or undersized or misshaped tooth, dental bonding may be the right solution for you. Dental bonding is a quick and easy solution, with the ability to create a natural looking smile without invasive procedures and constant visits to the dentist.

Starting the composite bonding process means we will use a shade guide to choose a composite resin colour that closely matches the colour of your natural teeth – ensuring there is no disparity between your pre-existing set of teeth and the results of dental bonding. If your smile goals include a whiter and brighter smile, we will often complete professional teeth-whitening prior to bonding and match composite to your new natural tooth shade, We will then prepare the surface of  each tooth you want to fix and apply a liquid that will help the bonding agent stick to the tooth. This is where the bonding begins as we will apply the resin veneer over the liquid, shape the resin into a natural tooth shape by hand to create the perfect aesthetic, and harden the material with a curing light, which also bonds the resin to the tooth.

Composite veneers can be a longterm solution and when cared for properly can last for decades, or they can also be a temporary fix while other, procedures such as porcelain veneers or crowns are being planned and prepared. They are also appropriate for all age groups, especially kids who chip or break their teeth.

With such a fast, comfortable procedure, you’ll be showing off your new pearly whites in no time.

Direct and Indirect Composite Veneers

There are two types of composite veneers that you may choose from. These include:

Direct Composite Veneers

Direct composite veneers are made of composite resin material which is applied directly to your teeth. Our direct composite veneer procedure takes minimal time and is not invasive.

Indirect Composite Veneers

The key difference between direct and indirect composite veneers is the application process rather than the veneers itself. Both are made of the same material yet attached to the tooth differently.

With indirect composite veneers, prepped in the same way, however,your veneer will not take place inside of your mouth as it does with composite veneers and instead,they are created separately and bonded to the teeth at a later stage.

Dr King prefers to perform the delicate and subtle art of direct composite veneering, as it allows her to design and build up resin on the teeth with maximum artistic control to create a smile which follows aesthetic theory in a manner that complements the face, the lips, the surrounding teeth and supporting structures.

The Pros and Cons of Composite Veneers

Pros:

  • Covers an array of teeth related issues such as discolouration, crookedness, misplaced teeth, misshaped teeth, and more.
  • Relatively inexpensive compared to other restorative procedures.
  • A comfortable procedure that generally does not require any anaesthesia.
  • Affects your natural teeth very little.
  • Has great versatility.
  • Short application process (if you choose direct composite veneers)
  • A professional polish and clean can leave composite resin gleaming and looking like new.

Cons:

  • Over time, composite resins can absorb stains just as natural teeth do. The more coffee, tea or wine you drink, or the more cigarettes you smoke, the more discoloured your veneers may get.
  • Any habits that place excessive force on your teeth can cause the bonding material to chip.

Caring for your bonded teeth will help extend its life – meaning they won’t chip as quickly or at all, and you won’t have to get them repaired. Looking after resin restorations requires the same Some things you can do to take care of your bonded veneers include:

  • Brushing twice a day with a soft-headed toothbrush and flossing daily.
  • Avoiding excessively hard foods.
  • Scheduling regular dental cleanings and check-ups.

Composite Veneers Before and After

At the Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Centre, we guarantee that you will notice a significant difference in the appearance of your teeth after the application of our composite veneers.

Call Us Today

Wondering if composite veneers are the right fit for you?Are you searching for professional dental bonding in Melbourne? Call us on 03 8316 3449  to talk to one of our dentists or book an appointment with us online.

Dental Bonding In Melbourne

Below are some composite bonding designs by Dr Yvonne King at CLDC:

Composite Resin Veneers FAQs

1. What is a composite resin veneer?

Resin veneers are a very safe and minimally-invasive dental veneer treatment using composite bonding. The composite resin is applied over the front surfaces of the teeth and then strongly bonded to the natural tooth. At CLDC, Dr King expertly performs the art of “direct veneering”, meaning the composite resin is layered and shaped by hand directly onto the tooth and then strongly bonded and hardened using a special curing light. They are often used to improve the colour, shape, and size of teeth. They can also be used to restore individual teeth which are damaged or to improve the balance of an otherwise aesthetically pleasing smile.

2. How much are composite resin veneers?

Composite resin veneers at CLDC start at $700 for each tooth. A resin veneer can be used to may choose anywhere between 4–10 resin veneers to help their crooked, gapped, discoloured, or worn teeth. Contact us today to discover how resign veneers can be the affordable option for your dental restoration.

3. How long do composite resin veneers last?

Composite veneers typically last around 10 years depending on how well a patient cares for them. Resin veneers do not last as long as porcelain veneers but you can maximise their life by maintaining good oral habits and regular hygiene appointments at CLDC for specialised polishing and cleaning.

Composite Bonding FAQs

1. What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding, sometimes known as dental bonding, is a procedure where a tooth coloured resin material is applied, hardened and bonded to the tooth using a special curing light. Bonding can help patients achieve an improved smile by correcting tooth cracks, chips or breakages, gaps, discolouration or unevenly shaped teeth.

2. What is the difference between bonding and veneers?

Composite veneers cover the entire surface front and incisal edge of the tooth. Composite bonding adds to part of your tooth and is done by hand while you are in the chair.

3. How long does composite bonding last?

The typical lifespan of bonding materials for the teeth range from 3–10 years. This all depends on how well the patient maintains oral health. No matter how well you maintain your teeth the composite bonding will likely need to be repaired or replaced at some stage in the future.

4. How much is composite bonding?

Composite bonding can start from $150 per tooth and varies depending how many surfaces of the teeth are being restored. It is the ideal choice for minor dental issues such as a cracked, discoloured tooth, gapped teeth or fillings that can be seen. Composite bonding is one of many ways our dentists at CLDC help patients achieve a new smile — contact us today for more information.

5. Does composite bonding damage teeth?

Dental bonding does not come with any major risks. The resin used is not as strong as your natural teeth. It is possible for the material to chip or separate from your tooth. If you follow healthy dental hygiene and restrain from hard foods, you can minimise the chance of a chipped bonding.

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