Should I Get Composite Veneers?

Should I Get Composite Veneers new

Composite veneers are an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers and can address several cosmetic dental issues. That includes:

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Crooked or unevenly shaped teeth
  • Discolored teeth that can’t be whitened

In that article, we’ll explain composite veneers, how they work, and how much they cost. We’ll also cover some common questions about them and their advantages and disadvantages over other dental treatments.

What are composite veneers?

Composite veneers are a type of dental restoration made from composite resin. They are permanently bonded to the teeth and can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth. A composite resin consists of two parts:

A monomer acts as a bonding agent, and a liquid polymer hardens when it comes into contact with oxygen in the air.

Types of Composite Veneers

They include:

1. Direct Composite Veneers

These veneers are made with a tooth-colored composite material, which is then affixed to the teeth with resin. 

The procedure involves no drilling or filing and therefore produces less sensitivity than direct dental bonding procedures, which use an adhesive.

2. Indirect Composite Veneers

These veneers are also made with a tooth-colored composite material. Still, instead of attaching directly to your existing tooth structure, they’re placed over existing crowns or fillings using a metal framework called a splint. 

For example, suppose you have significant gaps in your smile due to missing teeth. 

That method may be more suitable for you because it can cover larger areas in one visit without causing any pain from drilling down into the enamel of your natural teeth.

Who can get composite veneers?

Composite veneers are an excellent option for patients unhappy with their teeth’ size, shape, or color. In addition, composite veneer treatment can correct issues such as gaps between teeth or worn-down and discolored teeth.

With composite veneers, you can rest assured that your smile will look more attractive than ever.

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What Is the Procedure for Composite Veneers?

If you’re interested in learning more about composite veneers, here’s what happens during a typical procedure:

1. Oral exam

Oral exam

The dentist will perform a clinical exam, which involves taking impressions of your teeth and examining them to determine if they suit composite veneer treatment. 

If you have severe crowding, the dentist may suggest orthodontic treatment before placing composite veneers on your teeth.

Once the dentist has examined your teeth, he will decide whether or not you need any other procedures done before he can proceed with composite veneer placement. 

The dentist may also perform periodontal therapy if he finds any gum disease or other problems in his mouth during the clinical exam.

2. Shaving Down Your Teeth

Next, your dentist will shave down the tooth enamel to make room for the composite veneers. That process is called debridement, allowing the composite material to adhere better to your teeth. 

Your dentist will also want to smooth out any areas with chips or cracks in your enamel so that the composite material can completely cover these surfaces.

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3. Impressions

teeth impressions

The next step is to take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fit prosthetic tooth-colored restorations. That can be done in two ways: by taking the impressions on your teeth or off them themselves. 

Both methods have pros and cons, but most dentists prefer taking them off the teeth because they are less invasive and more accurate than impression material around the teeth.

You mustn’t eat anything within six hours before taking impressions so that they can be as accurate as possible. You should also avoid chewing gum and drinking hot liquids during that time.

4. Placing Your Composite Veneers!

Composite veneers are placed by bonding them to the front surfaces of teeth using special adhesives. The adhesive acts as a strong bond joining both materials, which helps prevent cracks and fractures over time.

Since no visible metal framework holds composite veneers in place, they can be easily removed for cleaning, making them more convenient than other restorations like crowns or inlays/Onlays. 

That also means that the dentist must make no changes to your current smile if you want something different later.

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How much do composite veneers cost?

The cost of composite veneers will vary from dentist to dentist. The amount you pay for your new smile will depend on several factors, such as the materials used and your location. 

You should consult a local cosmetic dentist in your area to estimate what you’ll pay for custom-made composite veneers.

Composite Veneers Cost in Turkey

The cost of composite veneers in Turkey is between € 100€ 200 per tooth. The total cost of an entire treatment plan depends on the number of teeth you want to be treated for and their current condition. 

The average treatment time is one week to two weeks, depending on how many teeth you want to treat at one time.

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Composite Veneers cost in the USA.

In the USA, composite veneers cost between $250 to $1,500 per tooth.

Several factors, including determining the price of dental treatment

  • Your dentist’s training and experience.
  • The geographic location of your clinic (dentists in larger cities charge higher fees than those in smaller towns).
  • The size and shape of your teeth and how many are being treated.

Composite veneers are not a cheap treatment. But they will cost less than porcelain veneers. In addition, composite veneers can be great if natural teeth have mild to moderate cosmetic flaws.

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Composite Veneers Cost in the UK

In the UK, Composite Veneers Cost between £275£475 per tooth.

Cheaper options are available if you have a minimal area to fill. 

For example, you could have only one small chip filled with a composite veneer instead of completing all your teeth simultaneously.

Higher-end quotes are likely if your teeth need extra work, like shaping and contouring, or if you want porcelain veneers instead of standard composite ones (porcelain looks whiter).

PROCEDURE Wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material which is cemented to the front surface of teeth to achieve a PROCEDURE: better appearance
LENGTH 3 hours preparation and 3 hour for fix
IN/OUTPATIENT outpatient
SIDE EFFECTS Sensitivity of prepped teeth

irreversible loss of teeth structure
RISK fracture of veneers
GUARANTEELifetime guarantee

Why Do Patients Choose Composite Veneers?

Why Do Patients Choose Composite Veneers

  • Convenient and affordable
  • Natural look and feel
  • Easy to maintain
  • Long-lasting

Patients choose composite veneers for many reasons. They’re an affordable option for a complete smile makeover or can be used as a quick fix to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. 

In addition, the versatility of composite veneers makes them ideal for correcting various dental problems such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored or misshapen teeth, and more.

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How long will my composite veneers last?

Composite veneers are designed to last between eight and ten years, with the average being closer to eight. 

The likelihood of your veneers needing replacement during that period will depend on what caused you to seek out cosmetic dentistry in the first place and how you take care of your teeth. 

Other factors such as biting force, stress levels, and diet can also affect the life expectancy of your veneers.

If you need to have one or more dental restorations replaced before their natural lifespan has passed, we can examine for any signs that indicate a problem. 

That may include discoloration or chipping around the edges of your teeth; chips may also appear at their base near where they meet gums due to grinding while asleep (Bruxism).

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How to maintain composite veneers

To maintain your veneers:

  1. Brush your teeth after eating or drinking foods that can cause staining.
  2. Avoid toothpaste with baking soda, as it can wear away the composite material faster than other types of toothpaste.
  3. Try quitting smoking: nicotine stains your teeth and discolors them.

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Are composite veneers better than porcelain veneers?

Superior strength, durability, and longevity make porcelain veneers the better option for most patients. But they’re also more expensive than composite veneers. 

Because of that, many patients must decide between these two types of restorations and choose the one that’s right for them. 

A stronger material can withstand greater forces without breaking or cracking. For example, porcelain is less brittle than composite, which makes it better at resisting biting forces like those produced by chewing food. 

That is important if you have an oral problem associated with your teeth, like TMJ disorder or bruxism (grinding).

Can you whiten composite veneers?

Can you whiten composite veneers

You can’t whiten composite resin veneers. This is because the tooth-colored resin used to create a composite veneer is not affected by bleaching agents, and the same goes for Porcelain Teeth

Sometimes, your dentist may need to use an abrasive substance like microabrasion or sanding to remove discoloration from a tooth before completing your procedure.

If you have old bonded or restorations on your teeth that are yellowed or stained from years of use, these can usually be replaced with new white ones without undergoing another procedure. 

Your doctor will determine whether that is necessary based on how much discoloration there is on each tooth and whether it will affect their appearance after the placement of the new restoration.

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Can I get composite resin veneers in one visit?

Yes. Most people can get composite resin veneers placed in just one visit.

When you schedule your appointment, your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and give you a treatment plan. 

If everything goes as planned, you can have all your new teeth in place simultaneously!

Disadvantages of composite veneers

While composite veneers are an excellent option for those who want to improve their smile drastically, the material has some drawbacks.

Here are some of the most common issues that people face with their composite veneer restorations:

  1. They’re not as strong as porcelain veneers. Also, composite veneers can chip or break more easily than porcelain ones because they’re made from a more brittle plastic. So, if you have habits that might result in that (such as biting your nails or grinding your teeth at night), you may want to consider switching to porcelain instead.
  2. They stain more easily than porcelain ones. The color pigments fade over time, so they often need to replace before reaching their full lifespan. That can lead to poor aesthetics and costly re-treatment appointments if left unchecked! Sometimes stains are unavoidable because we don’t always protect our teeth as we should 😉

What happens if one of my veneers comes off?

If one of your veneers comes off, it’s essential to contact your dentist immediately. Your dentist can either fix the problem or replace the veneer. 

If you have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call (insert phone number). But, again, if you find that one of your veneers has come off and you are currently in pain or discomfort and cannot get to a dentist immediately, try taking over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen.

Do composite veneers stain easily?

Composite veneers can be stained by coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco. Certain foods like tomatoes or blueberries may also stain your teeth.

We suggest avoiding these foods and drinks if you are concerned about your composite veneers being stained. If you eat or drink something likely to cause staining, rinse with water quickly after eating/drinking.

Can you drink coffee with composite veneers?

Drinking coffee with your composite veneer is not recommended, and coffee stains composite veneers and can cause permanent damage to these restorations. 

Additionally, the acidic nature of coffee can result in the yellowing of the composite material and even lead to the breakage of the tooth or loss of adhesion to the underlying tooth structure.


Composite veneers are an excellent option for people who want a quick and easy way to get a smile makeover. They can be used to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked, as well as those that have discoloration. 

In addition, composite veneers will last longer than other types of cosmetic treatments, including porcelain veneers, and there’s no need to be removed before eating or drinking hot beverages like coffee.

The only downside is that if you don’t maintain them properly by brushing your teeth regularly, they may start breaking down over time which could ruin their appearance completely!

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This article was Medically reviewed by DT. Emrah Yesilyurt

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