If you’ve been looking around your local area for a composite veneers Manchester dentist, you’re in the right place.
At 360 Dental Care, we offer a wide range of options to our patients, including both composite and porcelain veneers. After an initial consultation, our cosmetic dentistry specialists will talk you through your options to create the right treatment plan for you, whether it’s dental bonding, veneers or another solution.
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What Are Composite Veneers?
There are several different types of dental veneers, with composite veneers being one of the most popular. You may also see this cosmetic dentistry solution described as ‘cosmetic bonding’ or ‘composite bonding’. While porcelain veneer treatments are often the preferred choice due to their longevity, quality and natural appearance, composite veneers are a great cost-effective alternative to this option.
The aim of the dental treatment is to alter the shape and appearance of the teeth to cover imperfections (such as chipped teeth) and create your ideal smile. Composite veneers are used to:
- Fix broken or chipped teeth
- Improve your bite
- Restore worn down teeth
- Change the colour of teeth
- Treat decay
- Narrow small gaps between teeth
- Create your perfect smile (see our smile makeover experts)
How Does Composite Bonding UK Work?
The shape and appearance of the natural teeth can be changed using a composite bonding material called resin. This durable material can be moulded into the desired shape, making teeth longer or wider. The composite resin emulates the look of natural teeth, so it can be matched to your existing smile or a new shade chosen for a smile makeover.
During the dental treatment:
- We make sure teeth are clean before we start.
- Teeth are prepared by creating a rough surface and applying a conditioning solution to the area.
- The composite resin material is applied and sculpted by a skilled dental specialist.
- UV light sets the resin layers to ensure they become hard and strong.
- The resin is then smoothed and polished to help it feel like real teeth.
Benefits of Composite Bonding Veneers
Here are some of the benefits you can expect if you’re considering visiting your Manchester dental practice for veneers composite solutions.
No Tooth Reduction
No tooth reduction is required for composite bonding. We always strive to achieve no preparation veneers wherever possible, and the composite material is more malleable than thin veneer facings.
One Visit Required
Unlike porcelain veneers which need to be created and fitted over several appointments, composite bonding is often a one-visit dental treatment.
Composite bonding materials are easy to maintain by implementing the advice as prescribed by your dental practice team. This includes attending your check-ups, implementing good oral hygiene practices and addressing issues such as tooth grinding.
While the dental resin is incredibly strong, if you do break the bonding material or there are any issues, it can be easier repaired. This will involve adding further composite layers to restore the look.
The composite bonding cost involved usually makes them an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers if you’re looking for a less expensive treatment. It’s one of the more affordable treatment options chosen by our Manchester patients.
How Much Does Tooth Bonding Cost UK Patients?
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The overall price will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of the treatment required. Composite bonding can cost about £250 to £400 per tooth, compared with a treatment price of around £700 to £850 for porcelain veneers.
After your consultation with your veneers or cosmetic bonding specialist (and examinations have been completed), they can give you a better idea about the dental costs to expect.
Do Composite Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
No cosmetic dentistry treatment should ruin your teeth if it’s chosen for suitable cases. Composite veneers are attached to natural teeth, so are a minimally invasive procedure. Even if you later decide to opt for porcelain veneers, we don’t ever advise teeth are filed back a lot. Otherwise, this limits the amount of healthy enamel to attach the thin veneer facings to.
Are Composite Veneers Temporary?
Sometimes composite bonding is used as a temporary measure to test out cosmetics and bite before a more permanent option is chosen, such as crowns, onlays or veneers. Porcelain can last for several decades, attached to the front teeth using a strong bonding material. They’re highly stain-resistant and blend in with your natural teeth (if having just a few veneers fitted) or can be used as part of a complete smile makeover.
How Long Does Composite Bonding Last on Front Teeth?
Most types of composite bonding resin will last for around five to eight years, but it can be much longer than this if you look after your teeth and gums. To ensure the treatment is successful:
- It should only be chosen for suitable dental candidates.
- Patients should attend all scheduled appointments.
- Any issues with teeth and gums should be checked early.
- Invest in a bite guard if you grind your teeth (speak to your dentist).
- Follow a healthy diet (e.g. low sugar).
- Get help to stop smoking if applicable.
Choose 360 Dental Care in Manchester – Veneers Specialists
We’re a specialist dental practice near Manchester city centre, offering expert solutions for all your needs. This includes dedicated smile design services for a range of different treatments, such as:
- Veneers composite and porcelain
- Composite bonding
- Teeth whitening solutions
- Dental implants
- Orthodontics (including Invisalign clear braces)
- Smile design technology
We’re passionate about designing, creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy smiles for all. We even have an onsite dental laboratory who are experts in making both cosmetic and implant restorations, producing a higher quality of work for our patients. We have years of experience in the dentistry, and our team brings together the required expertise to give our patients the best services possible.
Across our website, you’ll find lots of useful tips and treatment guides (including before and after photographs), as well as information about our dental practice opening hours Monday onwards.
If you’d like to know more about dental bonding, veneers or any other treatments you’re considering, please get in touch with our friendly team. We can even arrange a free virtual smile assessment to give you more information before you get started.