Composite VeneersComposite veneers are an alternative to porcelain veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How Does Composite Veneers Work?
The tooth is prepared for the composite veneers procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
This procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Composite veneers typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.