Dental composite veneers are made using the same type of materials that are used for cosmetic bonding and for many white fillings. Some composite veneers can be prepared and fitted at a single visit – allowing you to walk out with an instant improvement in your smile.
Composite may not be as hard-wearing in the longer-term as porcelain, and the edges of the composite veneers may become stained or chipped. However, unlike conventional porcelain veneers, the composite material can be repaired. This means that minor defects, that can occur during natural use, can be repaired quickly and easily.
Gradia ® is a high-quality composite material used to make veneers in a similar way to conventional porcelains. A composite veneer is designed and made to fit exactly to your tooth, which may need to be prepared using the same techniques as porcelain veneers. The result is a veneer that combines the aesthetics of a porcelain veneer with the long-term benefits of composite.
Componeer ®, is a completely new type of veneer, combining the advantages of direct composite bonding with those of porcelain technology.
They are manufactured industrially from a very dense composite material. The resulting veneers are extremely thin (around 0.3 mm) and this allows us to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. They have a shiny and naturally-designed surface, similar to that of natural tooth.
Componeers are designed to be direct alternatives to porcelain veneers. However, because they are pre-formed they can often be placed in a single visit – no impressions, no temporaries, just an instant smile improvement.