Composite Veneers Melbourne

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite Veneers are another option to Porcelain Veneers that can enhance your smile. Composite Veneers can be a more cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers that are less invasive and versatile. However, they may not be a good solution for patients who put a lot of pressure and force on their teeth since Composite Veneers are not as robust as porcelain veneers and can be more susceptible to chipping, cracking, and staining over time.

Composite Veneers are constructed with a tooth-coloured resin, the same material that is used for white fillings. They are handcrafted and bonded onto your existing teeth resulting in an improved aesthetic. Typically completed in a single visit, composite veneers are a great solution to enhancing your smile for those who have disproportionate teeth, discolouration, small gaps, improving the shape and slightly misaligned teeth.

Our Dentists at The Smile Designer take pride and have excellent attention to detail as well as having a conservative approach. They can help you decide between composite or porcelain veneers. Our goal is to help design and achieve the smile of your dreams with minimally invasive treatment options whilst achieving the best possible outcome, long-lasting results and optimal care for our patients

What is Composite Bonding?

Composite bonding, sometimes referred to as tooth bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry technique designed to correct gaps or spaces between teeth, chips and small cracks in teeth, stains or discoloration, and misshapen teeth.

This process involves the application of bonding material onto the surface of the tooth. The composite resin used is strong and can be shaped, polished and colored to perfectly match the surrounding teeth.

It’s a fairly simple procedure that only takes one appointment with your dentist. The tooth can be prepared, the composite materials applied and shaped, then hardened with a special light which cures the resin so that it permanently bonds to the tooth.

Both composite bonding and composite veneers are cosmetic dental procedures used to improve the appearance of your teeth, but there are key differences between them which patients should be aware of.

Composite bonding refers to the direct application of a tooth-colored material to your existing teeth, in order to repair chips or cracks and fill gaps. This is an economical option for individuals looking for quick fixes.

Composite veneers meanwhile involve the application of thin shells over existing teeth; this is a more permanent choice that can significantly improve the shape, size and overall look of one’s smile. Both options usually take only one appointment to complete, though multiple appointments may be necessary depending on the complexity and scope of work desired by the patient.

Ultimately, composite bonding is an effective way to safely improve the appearance of your smile while saving time, money and hassle along the way.

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Composite Veneers Before And After


Danny’s Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Danny's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Rita’s Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Rita's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Somer’s Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Before and after dental treatment

Amy’s Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Amy's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment

Composite veneers- your simple guide

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Composite Veneers Process

Checking if you are the right candidate:

This depends on the amount of tooth structure that needs to be changed or replaced. If your dental health is more serious, then more advanced dentistry may be required.

For successful bonding, we need to ensure there is no tooth decay and teeth and gums are healthy to ensure there will be no limitation to the success of the bonding.

Come in for your Check up & Clean appointment. All records will be taken and we can discuss options in more detail. Alternatively, we offer after hours Smile Makeover Consultations,

Where our dentists will briefly go through some of your options and estimated costs. A New Patient exam will still be required prior to starting your cosmetic journey.

Selecting shade:

Selecting the right shade is essential. For the best results, our dentist may require you to get your Teeth whitened as this will allow for a more harmonious finish for when you maintain your teeth whitening.

Your dentist will pick the right shade to ensure the composite veneers fit in well with the rest of your teeth. The dentist will work with you here and ensure that you pick the shade and are happy with it before deciding and confirming the shade.

Digital Smile Design

Depending on the complexity of the case, a digital smile design is created to help achieve the ideal shape of your new composite veneers.

An injection moulding technique is sometimes used as well. Costs for this stage will be discussed at your initial appointment.

Preparation of your Teeth

The tooth surface at this appointment is carefully prepared by cleaning and abrading the surface; this technique makes the surface a bit rougher so that the bonding material adheres well to the surface of your teeth.

A conditioning adhesive liquid is then applied before the resin is sculpted and moulded into its correct shape. Finally, you will see an ultraviolent blue light used over the resin; this helps solidify the material.

The composite is then polished and trimmed to give you the desired smile. It is also important to note that tea, coffee, cigarettes, wine, and other staining substances can easily stain resin material.

So, it is highly recommended that you avoid such foods and drinks that can cause staining for the first 48 hours after the procedure

Wearing your Night Splint

In most cases, a night splint will be recommended to protect your new composite veneers or bonding to help reduce fractures.

Composite Bonding Process

The composite bonding dental process is a procedure used to repair damaged or imperfect teeth. During the process, a white filling material is applied to the tooth surface, where it is moulded and smoothened until it fits snugly. This filling material, a tooth-colored composite resin, closely resembles the appearance of your real teeth so you don’t have to worry about excessive cosmetic changes.

The resin is then hardened with a special curing light in order to achieve full strength and durability. Afterward, if necessary, the trimming and polishing of your new restoration is done by the dentist in order to ensure that your smile looks natural and attractive.

Porcelain Veneers Vs Composite Veneers:

Meanwhile, Porcelain veneers and composite veneers serve the same purpose: to enhance and achieve the smile you desire. Whether it’s a full smile, makeover or cosmetic correction, veneers are an excellent option. Both porcelain and composite have their benefits and characteristics. Read More on Porcelain Veneers Vs Composite Veneers in our blog. Below is a list of a few:

Composite Veneers Porcelain Veneers
Durability More susceptible to chipping Less susceptible to chipping
Cost Cheaper short-term solution. Ongoing Costs to repair. Long term investment. Payment Plans Available.
Time of Treatment Typical requires one appointment Requires more than one appointment
Longevity It can last up to 5 years It can last up to 10 years.
Stain Resistance Will stain with time Stain Resistant

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

At The Smile Designer, we don’t believe in one size fits all approach. We understand and know that every individual has different goals and desires. We understand that no one smile is the same as another and cater to customizing the care of our patients for their needs. We use the latest treatment techniques, reputable materials and coordinate with Melbourne’s best Laboratories and ceramists. In Melbourne, Composite Veneers cost around $800 a tooth, while porcelain veneers can range in cost from $2200 to $2500 per tooth. Due to each of our patients’ unique goals and desires, a final quote can only be obtained after a full consultation and assessment, and packages for multiple teeth and bigger smile makeovers are available for you to discuss with our dentists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does composite bonding last?

Composite bonding is a popular and effective cosmetic solution for teeth that have been chipped, cracked, discoloured, or have gaps. It involves using tooth-colored resin material to fill in imperfections in the teeth, giving them a more even appearance and restoring their natural beauty.

The strength and durability of this material make it a great option for long-lasting results; with proper care and routine maintenance, composite bonding can typically be expected to last up to five years before needing to be touched up or reapplied.

That said, avoiding activities such as chewing ice or hard sweets can help extend the life of your composite bonding even further.

Is it worth getting composite bonding?

Composite bonding can be a great opportunity to upgrade your smile by concealing any cracks or chips in your teeth. With this cosmetic dentistry procedure, you can rest easy knowing that your teeth will look smooth and natural.

The composite resin used during this procedure is also durable enough to last many years as long as it is well-maintained with regular check-ups and good oral hygiene habits. Not only is the material tooth-coloured, but it also allows for quick corrections if there are any areas of concern.

All in all, composite bonding may be worth considering if you want to improve the look of your teeth while still feeling confident that the job was done professionally and correctly.

Does composite bonding damage your teeth?

While composite bonding can improve your smile without damaging your natural enamel, it is important to remember that due to its nature, it does have limited lifespan so regular maintenance care is necessary.

It’s also important to visit a competent dentist for the application process as many procedural factors such as technique and skill significantly impact composite bonding success.

Therefore, proper selection of a reputable practitioner can help ensure long lasting results while keeping your teeth in good condition over time.

Is composite bonding better than veneers?

Composite bonding is an increasingly popular choice for cosmetic dentistry, due to its cost-effectiveness and quick turnaround time. This method of restoration is performed directly in the dentist’s office, making it a great choice when time or budget are of utmost importance.

With this technique, a tooth colored resin is applied to the surface of the teeth to fill in gaps and improve their appearance. Veneers may offer a longer-term solution for those hoping for a more permanent aesthetic enhancement, but composite bonding can be just as effective and will provide satisfying results.

Ultimately, the decision between composite bonding and veneers should be made in conversation between patient and dental provider, taking into consideration several factors such as price range and desired outcome.

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