Composite veneers are a popular choice for patients in Sydney who want to improve their smiles. A composite veneer is made from a material closely resembling tooth enamel. While the procedure is less invasive than others, many remain apprehensive about the same. This guide covers everything you need to know about getting composite veneers in Sydney.
What are composite veneers?
Composition veneers are narrow shells bonded to the teeth’s front. They can improve teeth’ appearance by filling in gaps, closing spaces, or changing their shape. Composite veneers are made from a material called porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). This is an alloy containing metals such as zirconia or titanium and porcelains such as feldspathic particles ground down into very fine particles fused.
Over 32% of all dental concerns in Sydney are cosmetic. Composite veneers may be used to correct these issues, such as discoloured teeth, fractured or chipped enamel, large gaps between your top and bottom rows of teeth, cracks in your gums around your tooth roots that may cause further damage if left untreated (pyorrhea), uneven spacing between your front two teeth (diastema), large spaces between your back two molars due to missing wisdom teeth (wisdom tooth recession), crooked upper front teeth caused by developmental abnormalities like crossbite or overbite syndrome.
Are composite veneers permanent?
The permanence of a cosmetic dentistry procedure is often a concern for many patients in Sydney. The answer to whether composite veneers are permanent or not depends on your definition of “permanent”. If you’re referring to the fact that they don’t wear down over time, then yes – they are permanent! Unlike porcelain and traditional dental restorations, which can chip or crack with use and age, composite materials will not wear down with time (unless there is some trauma).
In addition to being extremely durable, another benefit of composite veneers is their ability to withstand liquids such as hot beverages or food items like pizza slices or spaghetti noodles without compromising on their appearance or integrity.
Is the procedure painful?
When you have composite veneers, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Veneer procedures are common in Sydney, and most proceed seamlessly. You might experience some discomfort as the dentist fits your new veneers. Still, most people find this discomfort minimal compared to what they experienced with other dental procedures like root canal therapy or tooth extractions.
After your procedure, there are typically some sore spots where your gums are numbed and then worked on by the dentist. These sore spots should go away after a few days and can be managed by taking over-the-counter painkillers (such as Tylenol) just in case they don’t go away on their own.
What are the benefits of composite veneers?
Composite veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to correct several issues. For example:
- If you have chipped or cracked teeth, composite veneers can help restore them to their original condition.
- Composite veneers in Sydney are also a good option for people who have crooked teeth. In this case, the dentist would grind down the top layer of your tooth to make it straight before applying the composite veneer. This will effectively remove any gaps between your teeth and fill in any spaces that may have been caused by grinding down your tooth and changing its shape.
- Composite veneer treatments are also commonly used to fill in gaps between two or more adjacent teeth where there isn’t enough room for anything else (like an implant).