Composite resin dental veneers: Pros and Cons

 Composite resin dental veneers: Pros and Cons

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Composite resin dental veneers

A large majority of dentists offer patients composite resin dental veneers . These are designed with a malleable paste, for a natural and spontaneous adhesion to the tooth. The capsule is then placed directly on the tooth.

The composite resin veneer offers artificial and rapid tooth whitening. It also offers the practitioner the possibility of reproducing the desired tooth shape, modeling it precisely and quickly. The paste is then hardened using a halogen lamp, and polishing is done after the paste hardens. The installation, it is carried out during a generally single appointment, because the facets are directly shaped on the teeth. Finally, the treatment remains reversible.

Composite resin dental veneers have a few disadvantages:

  •          Their lifespan is limited to 5 years,
  •          Porous, they are less resistant than the ceramic or porcelain model,
  •          they can be affected by tasks,
  •          they need alterations and replacements,
  •          they can change color and lose their original luster.

Porcelain or ceramic veneers

Dental veneers are also available in proclean or ceramic. You should know that ceramic is a material that is perfectly compatible with living tissue, because it has mechanical and optical properties very close to those of natural teeth. Porcelain or ceramic dental veneers are available today in a thickness of 0.2 mm.

The particularities of ceramic and porcelain dental veneers:

  •          the installation is simplified and is carried out without prior size of the teeth,
  •          the dandruff facets are very thin and very similar to contact lenses,
  •          they offer a better aesthetic result over the long term,
  •          ceramic is the material that most resembles dental enamel, both in its ability to reproduce the natural translucency of the tooth and in its hardness,
  •          biocompatible, they cannot damage the teeth on which they are placed,
  •          they are highly resistant to stains, especially dark liquids and tobacco,
  •          they have a longer lifespan than composite resin veneers, i.e. more than 20 years,
  •          they provide permanent artificial tooth whitening.

The dental jacket

Also known as a jacket crown, the jacket is a variation of the ceramic dental veneer. It is a very fine particle stuck on the two facets of a tooth, and which fulfills the same functions as those of a usual facet. Unlike conventional dental veneers, this model is specially designed for teeth that have already undergone unsatisfactory orthodontic treatment.

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