Resin Dental Veneers
What Are Resin Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can be done in composite resin material as well and in the short to medium term they are an adequate option. Veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth and sculpted to resemble beautiful tooth anatomy, enhancing the beauty of the smile and correcting imperfections.
Resins do however change colour and stain over time so the long term they do not perform as well as porcelain veneers. At Adelaide cosmetic dentistry, neither of these options (porcelain vs Resin veneers) require heavy reduction of the tooth material, so in terms of what we call the “biological cost” of the treatment they are very similar. The only advantage of resin veneers over porcelain veneers is that they are more economical. In the long term however, they need far more maintenance and need for replacement.
Porcelain vs. Composite Resin Veneers
When choosing the right type of veneer for you, it is important to consider your lifestyle and the purpose of the veneer. If you are looking for a cost-effective option with a fast turnaround time, Composite Veneers may be the right choice for you. With the resin created and fitted in-house, Composite Resin Veneers require less pre-preparation and are reversible!
In contrast, Porcelain Veneers are the perfect addition if you’re looking for a longer-lasting smile. Prepared ahead of time and tailored as a more permanent solution, Porcelain Veneers are strong, durable and worth the wait!
At Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry every case is assessed based on its own merit. We consider, using your input, as to what is the most cost-effective and minimally invasive procedure we can provide and what is the minimum number of tooth veneers we can place to produce maximum effect. A mock-up treatment is often performed to assess this and also to see if you are comfortable and happy with the estimated end result. Here’s how the process takes place.
A discussion about what you would like to achieve is the first step. Your options are then discussed based on your individual circumstances.
If veneers are chosen, a mockup of the finished results is performed directly on your teeth. This assists the dentist and you to examine a very close estimation of what the final result will look like. We look at it together and perfect it to the point that meets both the aesthetic and functional needs.
A digital impression (mould) is then taken for making the veneers based on the performed mock up. Minimum roughening of the outer layer of enamel (not visible by naked eye) is performed before digital impressions (photos) are taken again to fabricate the final result.
The veneers are cemented on after the final observation and necessary adjustments. we often ask you to return for a review appointment. Nightguards are sometimes needed to protect your teeth and your new veneers.