What are composite veneers?
Composite veneers are another way to improve and enhance the smile.
They involve adding a material known as composite resin to the teeth to modify and rejuvenate the smile. They often require minimal or no tooth preparation and thus are a conservative option to enhance the smile, particularly in patients under the age of 30.
They are affordable and can be repaired or replaced at any time. They are however prone to stains, chipping and wear over time.
Same day treatment
Minimal or no tooth preparation needed
Aesthetic & functional enhancement
Composite Vs Porcelain Veneers
They are overall inferior to Porcelain Veneers, in terms of physical properties.
They can chip and stain, and as such require special care to maintain a beautiful smile using composite as the veneer material. Their main benifits comes from their affordability and minimal requirement for tooth preparation, so they are particularly useful in younger patients.
When compared to porcelain veneers:
With time, they start to look more matte
They need to be polished regularly to restore their aesthetics
They can stain with time
They can chip
They don't last as long. Average lifespan is 3-6 years, whereas porcelain veneers can last between 7-20 years.
If multiple teeth require restoration, then perhaps porcelain veneers should be considered owing to their superior optical and physical properties.
Composite veneers start at 350 per tooth.
A comprehensive treatment plan outlining costs and health insurance rebate item numbers will be provided at your initial consultation.
Interest free payment plan options are also available.