Here at Devonshire Dental Care our dentists have been trained to design, place and shape composite resin layers called veneers to your teeth in the surgery without the need for a laboratory to manufacture them. Composite resin can also be used to repair fractured edges or close spaces by bonding it to small sections of your teeth (resin bonding). Resin bonding and freehand composite veneers are both good ways of improving the appearance or alignment of one or two front. However if considering composite veneers on the front four or more teeth the best composite resin veneer result is with the SmileFast Direct system.
Initially we take photographs and a scan of your teeth. These are then emailed to the SmileFast laboratory where a set of resin veneers are digitally designed and fitted to your facial photographs for you to see. A digital model of the veneers in place is also created. From this the laboratory makes a clear rigid template of the design. At the second appointment this template is used by our dentists with a temporary veneer material to try in a trial version of the veneers allowing you to see and feel what the resin veneers will be like in the mouth. Changes can be made at this stage and once you are happy we will have a final template guide made to fit the final resin bonded composite veneers to your teeth at the third visit.
SmileFast Direct veneers give a beautiful and reliable cosmetic result but are not suitable for everyone. If your teeth are poorly aligned it is often better to consider orthodontic treatment first.
Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and do have a very natural appearance but are not usually quite as beautifully finished as porcelain veneers. They do, however, often require far less preparation than porcelain veneers and can be repaired easily if fractured in comparison to porcelain veneers which need completely replaced if they suffer any breakage.
If you call 01413393123 we can arrange a free consultation during which our dentists will explain the pros and cons of each treatment option allowing you to make an informed decision on the best way to get the result you want.Return to the Dental Treatments page