Composite resin veneers are typically done in one appointment. After the tooth is prepared we carefully layer, bond, and sculpt the composite material until it matches the surrounding teeth in color and anatomy. A special light is used to harden the composite and the veneer is then smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth. Composite resin veneers require less office visits to complete than porcelain veneers but unlike porcelain, they have the ability to stain and chip over time.
Composite veneers are less invasive than porcelain veneers which can make them a great option for younger patients or those looking to start with a semi-permanent treatment option. In certain cases, composite veneers can be ‘prepless’, meaning no natural tooth structure is removed.