Composite veneers can be used to improve the shape and size of your existing teeth. Requiring little or no preparation of your natural teeth composite veneers can be completed in a single visit.
Composite material is sculptured onto your teeth to achieve your desired shape and finish, which is why it is essential that you choose your cosmetic dentist wisely.
Dr Kim Taylor has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry including being one of the first dentists internationally to undertake a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry at Kings College London and in her first year, being awarded the Aesthetic Dentistry Prize.
She believes passionately about providing five star service and focusing on attention to detail and most importantly, listening, empathizing and offering a personalized service and solutions to meet the needs of each unique individual.
If you are struggling to decide between Direct Composite and Porcelain Veneers see below the differences between the two different treatments we offer.
|Composite Veneers||Porcelain Veneers|
|Initial Step||Complimentary TCO consult and new Patient exam||Complimentary TCO consult and new Patient exam|
|Suitability||* Healthy teeth and gums
* Minimal or no current caps (crowns) at the front of the mouth
* Few or no existing restorations
|* Healthy teeth and gums
* Teeth with existing caps (crowns) or veneers or teeth with few or no existing restorations
|Preparation||* Little or no tooth preparation is required
*Often no LA is required
|* Some light tooth preparation is required
* LA is required
|Placement||* All veneers are placed in a single visit||*The process of preparing porcelain veneers is usually over 4 separate visits 2 weeks apart|
|Reviews||* 2 weeks after the veneers are placed a review appointment is booked where the veneers are refined as per the patient’s request. At this appointment the veneers are also polished to achieve the final high gloss finish.||* Following the fitting of the veneers a review appointment is required to check the bite when you’re not numb.|
|Maintenance||* A review and polish appointment is required every 6 months to maintain the surface gloss.||* A review appointment is advised approximately every 6 months|
|Longevity||* We expect direct composite veneers to last approximately 5 years||* We expect porcelain veneers to last approximately 10 years|
|Summary of Pros||*minimally invasive
*reduced treatment time
|* increased longevity
* reduced susceptibility to staining, chipping and discolouration
|Summary of Cons||* reduced longevity
* increased susceptibility to chipping, staining and discoloration
* increased maintenance requirements
|* more invasive/some tooth preparation required
* increased treatment time
* increased cost