What are composite veneers?

A composite veneer is a simple and conservative way to change the appearance and shape of teeth, in just one single appointment. The treatment involves minimal tooth preparation and can be altered or reversed if you change your mind.

Composite veneers are usually used to correct minor aesthetic issues on a few teeth, rather than for a full smile make-over, where porcelain veneers are a more suitable option.

If you’re thinking about composite veneers, come in and see the team at Dental Lounge. Practitioners place a strong emphasis on both functional and aesthetic outcomes, and will happily work with you in a free consultation to design the smile that suits you best!

Read the FAQ below for more information or contact us today.


How does it work?

Your dentist will hand-craft each veneer, using a tooth coloured composite resin which bonds to your tooth and perfectly matches the natural colour of your adjacent teeth. If you want to improve the brightness of your smile, you may wish to consider tooth whitening before having the shape of your teeth changed with whiter composite veneers.

The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes and often you will not need a local anaesthetic. Many people do choose to have an anesthetic, however, and this is determined by individual preference.

You should consider composite veneers if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You have one or two teeth that bother you in appearance or shape.
  • You wish to make minor alterations to the shape of your teeth.
  • You don’t want your natural tooth to be compromised.
  • You don’t want to have an irreversible procedure.
  • You like the general look of your smile.
  • You want to make your teeth look more even.
  • You want the colour of your teeth to blend perfectly.
  • You want a quick fix.
  • You want an affordable option to have veneers.

The longevity of composite veneers is on average 3-5 years. You can have your veneers maintained or re-polished throughout their life. The beauty of composite is that it can easily be adjusted to your personal requirements. You will need to have excellent oral hygiene (brushing and flossing twice a day) and regular professional cleans to prevent staining and keep your veneers looking as good as the day they were placed.

Composite veneers costs $600 per tooth or from as little as $24.42 a fortnight per composite veneer. Visit our Payment Options to find out more.