Composite Veneers

Composite veneers in London with American Smile dentists in Chelsea, SW3

Improve Your Smile With Composite Veneers

Composite veneers in London, also known as direct or instant veneers, are made out of composite material and used to improve the appearance of damaged or discoloured teeth or teeth with unattractive gaps or improper alignment.

Composite veneers require no drilling and no injection for instantly transformation of your smile!

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What are composite veneers?

In dentistry, placement of a thin layer of any material over a tooth is referred to as dental veneer or laminates. In essence, composite veneers are a layer of resin material that is directly applied to the teeth. Composite veneers are sometimes called instant veneers, because they can be done in one visit; leaving you with a beautiful smile in a matter of a few hours.

What composite veneers are made from?

Composite veneers are made from the resin based material and applied as a thin layer directly to the tooth.

How composite veneers work?

Composite veneers work by helping to create a more visually aesthetic tooth. They can either be built up in layers by hand by the dentist using a combination of colours and techniques in order to produce a life-like appearance or they can be prefabricated and then bonded to the tooth. They are bonded in the same way as a porcelain veneer is.

For example, if your tooth is chipped, we can quickly fix it, without the need for any extensive procedures. Thus, one of the advantages of a composite veneer is that it does not need to fully cover all of a tooth. Such a technique is not possible with porcelain veneers.

Why choose American Smile for your composite veneers treatment?

  • Fast Results - Depending on the number of teeth you’d like to correct, your dentist may be able to complete the procedure in one sitting.
  • No Pain -  There’s no pain involved and no sedation needed. The only discomfort is having to keep your mouth open.
  • Inexpensive -  With starting prices from £450 per veneer, composite veneers can be the most cost-effective smile improvement solution available.
  • Finest Materials -  At American Smile we only use the best materials available in the market designed for high-end cosmetic dentistry.
  • Experienced Cosmetic Dentist -  The end result of the composite veneers treatment  depends on the experience and the skill of the dentist. We have two very experienced dentists offering composite veneers at the clinic.
  • Dr. Izabella and Dr. Komal have been working with composite veneers for over 10 years, they are considered to be amongst the top experts in the restorative dentistry and deliver outstanding results.

Who can get composite veneers?

Almost any person can be a candidate for composite veneers. This type of veneers can solve many dental concerns and improves the appearance of the teeth. Imagine getting rid of those chipped, yellow teeth, teeth with dark spots in one simple appointment – this is what instant composite veneers can do for you.

Here are a few reasons to get composite veneers:

  • To protect the surface of the teeth and help if there is enamel loss. If the enamel of your teeth is damaged, composite veneers may be one of the few options you have available. Built over your teeth layer by layer, composite veneers will provide you with a stable cover of the flawed enamel. Most importantly, composite veneers will help you preserve your natural teeth!
  • To make teeth appear bigger. If your teeth are genetically small and don’t provide you with your ideal smile, composite veneers may be a perfect solution for you. The sculpturing approach of the treatment will allow your dentist to re-imagine your smile based on your wishes. Once you determine the desired outcome, your new smile will be built over your natural teeth without filing them down.
  • Change the colour of the teeth, usually to a whiter shade. Although we all dream of that Hollywood smile, it simply isn’t something that all of us can easily achieve. Yellowish teeth  do not necessarily reflect lifestyle choices or a lack of oral hygiene. You could be genetically predisposed to yellow teeth, in which cases no amount of whitening would do the trick. If this sounds like you, then you may want to consider composite veneers.
  • To close gaps between teeth or make them larger in size. Many people have irregular spacing and gaps, especially between the front teeth. While some people choose to retain the gap (diastema) between their teeth, others find this undesirable, and it has an impact on the way they look, eat, and speak. Composite veneers are ideal for closing such gaps to improve appearance, facial expression, and dental function.
  • To repair any chipped or broken part of a tooth. If you had a bad accident, we can restore your tooth in a matter of hours.
  • To repair worn down teeth. If you suffered from a bad habit in the past (such as grinding or opening bottles with your teeth) a re-creation of your smile with composite veneers may be the best way to go.

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Do composite veneers look natural?

Composite veneers can look natural and are considered the least invasive treatment option to help you achieve a more aesthetic, natural smile. Due to that fact, that composite veneers are applied directly to the teeth - the quality and look depends on the skill of and experience of the dentist who makes them.

Rest assured, that at American Smile we create beautiful and natural looking composite veneers, because this is what we are passionate about - natural looking smiles.

Composite veneers or dental bonding is one of the least invasive treatment options for improving your smile. In comparison with alternative porcelain veneers the benefits of composite veneers are:

  1. Composite veneers can improve your smile quickly, in just one appointment. In comparison, porcelain veneers are created in a dental laboratory and usually require two or three appointments to complete.
  2. There is no need to drill teeth in a vast majority of the cases. This makes composite veneers one of the most desirable forms of dental treatments.
  3. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers do not necessarily need to cover all the tooth surfaces. This makes them the ideal choice for closing or reducing gaps between teeth. A good example of this is the gaps most commonly seen with top front teeth, otherwise known as a diastema.
  4. Composite veneers are easily repairable in comparison with alternative options. When porcelain veneers break or chip, a new one has to be made by the lab to replace it. Composite veneers can be easily repaired right away. Therefore composite veneers are a much cheaper and faster solution.
  5. It is easier to reverse composite veneers than porcelain veneers. This is because when placing composite veneers, no tooth tissue has been drilled off in the first place.
  6. Treatments are usually completed in one visit as composite veneers are directly placed on the teeth. With composite veneers the transformation of your smile is instant.
  7. Composite veneers are usually cheaper than porcelain veneers or crowns.
  8. Almost anyone can have composite veneers.

What is the cost of composite veneers?

At American Smile Dental Clinic the fee for composite veneers is based on our skill, experience, how long it takes to do and how challenging is the case. Currently, a price for one composite veneer starts from £450. This puts composite veneers in a lower price range than porcelain veneers. During your complimentary consultation, you will get a personalised estimation based on your specific concerns.

What are the disadvantages of composite veneers?

Comparing with porcelain veneers:

  1. Composite veneers stain more easily than porcelain veneers, but they can be polished and cleaned regularly. The diets and habits of an individual can contribute a lot to the level of staining.
  2. Composite veneers cannot be whitened. But this is true with any form of dental restorations including porcelain veneers.
  3. Composite veneers last about 3-5 years, whilst porcelain veneers are expected to last 7-10 years. However, good oral hygiene and maintenance can make your composite veneers last longer

Finance Options Available

You can split the cost of your treatment to 3,6,9,10,12 months, interest free. Following your consultation, you will discuss the most suitable option of the finance plan with our Treatment Coordinator. Financing for treatments from £3500 per treatment.
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How to get the best composite veneers treatment in London?

We are confident to say that we offer the best composite veneers in London. Why? Well our dentist, Dr. Izabella, sees 10 patients every day and is focused on delivering outstanding composite veneers. She is the artist and architect to your beautiful smile, making it even more perfect.

Composite veneers are created by the skilled dentist in the surgery so this aesthetic improvement can be done in just one appointment (if you are already happy with the shade of your teeth).

American Smile process for getting best composite veneers in London:

  1. Free initial consultation with Dr. Izabella, to assess your suitability for this type of treatment, how many composite veneers are needed and cost of treatment.
  2. We recommend tooth whitening as a second step. This will help to achieve the desired shade of your enamel and help us match this shade with your future composite veneers.
  3. When you are happy with the whitening result, the composite veneers are directly added to your teeth, shaped, contoured and polished to the desired finish.

After the procedure: it may take a couple of days for you to become accustomed to your new teeth. You will be invited to return to American Smile a few weeks after your composite veneers treatment to review your oral health status, condition of composite veneers and feedback of the cosmetic result.  As with any treatment, regular recall and review is essential.

Replacement & maintenance of composite veneers.

Composite veneers can easily be removed or replaced. We recommend visiting American Smile for regular hygiene visits where you can discuss the need for any maintenance required. The maintenance might include a simple “top-up” of the composite veneer.

Please check our examples of composite veneers on our before and after page.

Please book your consultation and discuss how we can help you to get the best composite veneers in London.

Questions & Answers

What are composite veneers made of?

These veneers are made from white filling material, this resin based material and is applied as a thin layer directly to the tooth.

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