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Aesthetic composite veneers, also known as resin veneers or same-day veneers, are a kind of thin sheet made of translucent composite resin. It is a fast and conservative dental technique to correct defects in dental pieces.

Composite resin veneers are a mixture of acrylic resin with ceramic particles that, when solidified, acquire a hardness like that of a human tooth and are very adhesive. Composite veneers are the result of applying the composite resin, hardening it and polishing it on a dental surface, thus hiding the defect of the natural tooth.

Composite, or dental composite resin, is a special material used in dentistry. It is like a paste, which is applied to the tooth and sculpted by the dentist as if it were clay. Once it achieves the desired shape, it is light cured using a certain light (halogen or LED lamps), with the aim of hardening it and then polishing it.

There are different types of composite resins with many shades that adapt to the color of the natural tooth and the dentist's requirement (in the following link you can see how the color scales of the teeth are used to establish the color of the veneers). The composite lasts for approximately 5 to 7 years, depending on the care each one takes with the veneers.

Usually, the placement of composite veneers is done in just two visits. In the first, we will evaluate the situation: the impressions of the mouth will be made, and we will design your new dental smile. Thus, on your next visit you will be able to see the changes and decide if that is what you want.


Once the decision is made, we will clean and dry the teeth. In addition, it will isolate them to avoid any contact with saliva, since this decreases the adhesion of the aesthetic veneers.


The adhesive is applied to adhere the resin, which is placed in several very thin layers on the surface of the tooth, with different shades according to the treated tooth. At the end of each layer of composite resin, it is polymerized with an LED light to harden it.


In this way, a better finish is achieved since little by little we can evaluate the result, measuring the thickness of the tooth and, if necessary, modify it to obtain the desired aesthetic and functional appearance. To finish, polish the composite veneers achieving a shiny and smooth appearance.


Unlike other veneers, dental composite veneers can be changed at any time, being a simple, fast and comfortable procedure for the patient.


Advantages of composite veneers

  • They are cheaper compared to aesthetic veneers of other materials.

  • It is a treatment that can be performed on the same day, without waiting time, or provisional veneers.

  • The manufacturing process is relatively easy, comfortable and fast.

  • You can get a radical and fast smile change.

  • It is less invasive.

  • They are a reversible treatment.

  • The treatment is a conservative method, it is not necessary to carve the tooth.

  • They are easy to repair in case of fractures. The same day in the consultation the dentist can solve it.

  • Its color is natural in appearance, very similar to enamel.

  • Its compounds are biocompatible materials.

  • They fluoresce; therefore, their color will not change when exposed to ultraviolet light.

  • The tissues around the dental piece maintain a good tolerance to the dental composite.

Disadvantages of composite veneers

  • Over time they wear out, losing their shine and color.

  • They are porous, which does not allow them to maintain the same quality of the beginning.

  • They require good maintenance and care from both the patient and the dentist.

  • Its duration is shorter compared to porcelain veneers and Lumineers, lasting a maximum of five to seven years depending on the care and habits of the patient.

  • Composite veneers are not a good option for serious dental problems, the dentist must evaluate in the consultation to determine if it is an available alternative for your case.

  • For most people looking to improve their aesthetics, these disadvantages are very relevant and that is why they prefer porcelain veneers. However, composite veneers have become a reliable and safe alternative.


Contraindications of composite veneers

The main contraindication for placing composite veneers appears when there is no healthy enamel, since the best adhesion is obtained with the enamel and thus avoids exposing the dentin. Other contraindications are:


  • Malocclusion (alterations in the bite).

  • Gum diseases.

  • Very short teeth.

  • Bad oral hygiene.

  • Large misalignments in the teeth.

  • Dental pieces with previous restorations.

  • Severe stains on the dental surface.

  • Porcelain Veneers

It is important to remind you that we must first carry out an evaluation to determine whether you qualify for this procedure. Make your appointment today! pressing the button below.

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