What are Composite Laminate Veneers?
Composite laminate veneers are composite materials for the removal of dental discolorations and deformities without causing any material loss to the teeth.
What are the Areas of Application of Composite Laminate Veneers?
Composite laminate veneers are applied successfully for the restoration of broken teeth, for the closing of spaces between the teeth (closure of diastema), for crown lengthening, for changes to tooth color and for smile design.
How should Composite Laminate Veneers be Cared for after Placement?
After the placement of composite laminate veneers, control visits should be made every six months, when the necessary polishing procedures will minimize coloring. Regular toothbrushing and interdental cleaning are important factors.
What are the Differences between Porcelain Laminate and Composite Laminate Veneers?
- Composite laminate veneers are unlike porcelain veneers; they discolor faster and need to be checked every six months, and re-polished if necessary.
- Porcelain laminate veneers may require the removal of a small amount of dental tissue.
- Porcelain laminate veneers are much brighter and do not stain easily. Composite laminate veneers, in turn, discolor faster.
- Composite laminate veneers can be repaired quickly and easily when broken. This is more difficult with porcelain laminate veneers.