The major advantage of the composite veneer is treatment time. If composite is used, the veneers can be done in one appointment. The dentist will actually make the veneer directly on the prepared tooth.
The veneer is then smoothed and polished to look like your natural teeth. Since it takes only one appointment, you can leave Dale Trudeau DDS with a brand new smile.
One of the disadvantages of composite veneers is that they are not as strong as the porcelain veneer and therefore are more prone to fracture. However, if a fracture does occur, they can be easily repaired by Dr. Trudeau because the same material that was used initially to make the veneer can be added in the same manner to fix it.
Another disadvantage is that the color, although stable, is not as stable as the same porcelain veneer restoration. This means that over time the veneers may get darker or turn yellow. Eventually this change in color can warrant the replacement of the veneers.
If you have any questions regarding composite veneers, please feel free to call our office at (858) 755-9775.