With modern dentistry techniques and dental bonding we are able to rebuild worn, chipped and damaged teeth to recreate beautiful teeth using composite veneers.
Here we are discussing composite veneers and composite bonding, you can visit our smile makeover and porcelain veneer pages for more information on how to improve your smile with different dental treatment types.
These treatment options have developed over recent times due to the advances in teeth bonding dental materials that now allow us to glue onto the natural tooth structure. Thereby enabling existing teeth to be reshaped.
Composite veneers have multiple different names all meaning the same thing- they can be known as ‘resin veneers’, ‘same day veneers’, ‘Componeers and Edelweiss’- though these are different pre-made composite shells that are bonded to the tooth enamel. Composite veneers and composite bonding terms get mixed around and used in different ways meaning different things to different people. Composite bonding is even less invasive than composite veneers and is different as it involves only the tips (incisal edges) of the teeth rather than covering the front surfaces.
Resin dental veneers are a completely different modern treatment alternative in comparison to traditional functional health dentistry such as silver fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges or dental implants.
A composite veneer is a technique whereby the resin bonding paste is placed over the front surface of a tooth or teeth covering the damage and discolouration beneath like a false finger nail. Hiding the unattractive existing natural tooth below and creating a perfect flawless looking surface.
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Composite Resin- what is it?
Dental composite resins for tooth bonding are the latest and best versions of white filling material that have been specifically developed for the properties needed for modern dentistry. Improving all the important areas of handling and moulding for shaping, strength of bonding for longevity and polishing for excellent cosmetic results. There are various types of composite resin available for composite veneers. We use Venus Pearl by Heraeus Kulzer as we feel this has the best overall blend of outstanding properties required in for the best patient outcomes.
Composite material is an extremely effective and safe way to help people smile again. Composite bonding has not been around forever and is a relatively new dental procedure, favoured by recent generations of dentists who are interested in conserving the underlying tooth structure and keeping the patients mouth healthy.
As cosmetic dentists in Liverpool we can use composite veneers to improve all sorts of problems such as crooked teeth, worn/ chipped/ stained and discoloured teeth. If you avoid smiling or are self concious about a particular aspect of your smile then click to call or to request a free consultation.
Firstly you need come along for a proper comprehensive consultation either with our treatment coordinator and/ or one of our cosmetic dentists. At the appointment we will perform a complete assessment of your mouth to ensure everything is healthy enough for composite veneers. We will also review your specific desired changes to your teeth in shape/style and colour. Some people will even bring pictures of the style of teeth they would like in their own mouth to help visualise the changes desired, especially if they are looking to have a more modern media style smile. This also helps us to discuss what is and isn’t possible as there are some limitations to changes possible with composite. Sometimes the changes desired require a more complete smile makeover approach with bracesand porcelain veneers.
Once a plan has been decided upon we can then arrange the right sort of appointment time needed to achieve your ideal outcome. At this appointment the surfaces of your teeth involved in changing the smile are then prepared ready for the placement of the ‘putty like’ composite resin. There is no need for numbing anaesthetic injections or drilling unless your teeth need some minor reshaping. The dentist like an artist then positions and sculpts the composite into the correct shape for your tooth style and then ‘sets’ it with a special blue light. Once all the composite is in position, they then further finish the shape and polishes the teeth with special tools for a perfect looking smile.
The treatment process usually takes in the region of a couple of hours unless you are having a complete smile design performed. You are then able to leave the practice smiling and feeling confident. You will then have a review visit about one week later for any final finishing and polishing to the composite veneers to finalise your new smile.
Take a look at some of our work in the short video below.
Why Composite Veneers as the best option for you?
The four biggest reasons to choose this cosmetic makeover option are-
The speed in which it can be performed and your new smile created ( usually in just a couple of visits).
It is much less damaging to the remaining natural tooth structure avoiding further harm and damage to the health of the existing teeth.
It costs quite a bit less in fees in comparison to porcelain and other smile changing options
It can look more natural and lifelike blending with your own natural enamel enhancing rather than replacing the tooth completely.
You should always be given and discuss the complete range of choices in the types of veneers available and the pros and cons of each type for your individual case. Given the differences in reversibility and invasiveness of each procedure, combined with the cosmetic outcome possible and prospective longevity of the result. Modern resin composite veneers are a great cosmetic alternative to porcelain and are now used all over the world by the best dentists.
How much are Composite Veneers?- Composite Bonding costs?
Porcelain veneer fees are between £595-£795 per tooth/ Composite veneer prices are between £250-£400 per tooth. In our practice experience porcelain lasts 12-15 years and composite lasts 5-10 years respectively before people look to change them, they are still working and functioning but have lost some cosmetic effect due to the wear and tear placed on them over time. At Azure Dental, if patients wish to have a mini smile makeover using composite veneers you can take advantage of custom tray teeth whiteningfor free. You can discuss this with your cosmetic dentist at the consultation appointment.
How long can composite veneers last?
Like in every aspect of dentistry, over time all dental work will wear/ breakdown and fail. No different to a car or mobile phone. Though in comparison your teeth are working for you in some way virtually every minute of each day even when you are not eating, and especially at night when you are grinding your teeth together. Therefore it is very difficult to give any exact timescales but generally like in other dental treatment areas it mostly depends on how you look after/ care for your teeth and oral health overall.
In particular, if you do grind your teeth (everyone does in their own particular way and to varying degrees of intensity); then you will chip and break your composite bonding or composite veneers just like the wear that has been caused to your natural teeth over the years. The key to reducing the significant force and pressure that night time tooth grinding has on teeth and composite veneers is to wear a protective night guard- known as a splint. Wearing the splint will make sure your composite veneers stay in great shape for a much longer time. Generally we give an average life span of 5-10 years as a best estimate with some re-polishing and repairing usually required from time to time.
In the same person porcelain veneers would usually last twice as long but are usually 2-3 times more expensive in the first instance.
Good oral health is crucial to the success and longevity of composite veneers and therefore regular dental practice attendance for dental care and maintenance is required to avoid issues with gum disease and decay. Ensuring overall good looking composite resin veneers and healthy teeth.
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Dear Dr. Gary, Eva and all of Azure Dental’s amazing team! 😊✨
I wanted to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for the excellent dental experience I had all throughout my visits; starting from our new to consultation till the end of my dental plan with both the pre and post treatment. Everyone in your team was so approachable, accommodating, knowledgeable and kindly supportive with my numerous questions and concerns. I couldn’t imagine an even better dental practice and how I wished I got in contact sooner with my sister’s recommendation. Plus your marvellous pain free dentistry has truly transformed and returned back the confidence in my smile. I am delighted with the amazing results and whenever if I have any dental issues I can return and count on you. Thank you so much for the extra time spent to reassure my worries and I truly appreciate your caring professionalism and expertise 😊✨ I would highly recommend you to anybody I know! ☆☆☆☆☆
So grateful to Dan and the whole team. Really can’t thank them enough for how hard they worked to make me feel at ease and reassured. Feel like I’m in safe hands and receiving the best quality care and advice at Azure. Thank you all
Azure has the very latest equipment. As a new patient a thorough examination on the status of your teeth accompanied by very good advice on their condition and any health issues you may have, including cosmetic treatments all viewed on screen. i was made to feel very comfortable throughout. Many thanks😊
Highly recommended! Today was my second visit and I am a very nervous patient. I had a filling and a full clean and polish ready for 10 vaneers to be fitted! I’m normally on the ceiling due to sensitive teeth and didn’t flinch ! The needle for my filling I didn’t even feel Dan went though everything step by step ! Can’t wait for my new smile ! Would recommend everyone to use azure dentist and for nervous patients it was a breeze! Thank you Dan and the team
Highly highly recommend Azure! I had my teeth straightened as a child but they moved back. My teeth looked ok when I was a child but they look a million times better now! Dan did so much more with my teeth including shaping them and using different techniques that made a massive difference! I actually can’t believe how different my smile now looks!! I can’t believe they’re my teeth! I can’t thank Dan and the team enough for everything they have done! Another thing I really liked about Azure was how friendly all of the staff where and how they remember each individual patient and build a really great rapport. Thank you all for everything you have done ☺️
Dan at Azure and all the wonderful dental nurses and receptionists are extremely professional and friendly. I am over the moon with my new smile after having braces for the last 7 months. I couldnt recommend them enough! Thank you, thank you!!
I was very very nervous about going to the dentist until I met Dan and his team at Azure Dental. We all went for an adventure of sorting out my teeth,which I am now thankful for as they now look amazing. The whole team from the receptionist to the dental nurses is first class,each individual helped,supported and put me at ease during visits and treatments. Dan is fabulous and always explains everything he is going to do on each session. The biggest bonus is I didn’t feel a thing,no pain what so ever. Highly recommend Azure Dental
Huge THANK YOU to Dan and the team for the hard work, had my braces taken off today, words can't describe how happy I am, and so glad that I went to Azure Dental that was reccomended to me by a friend, the treatment only took 7 months and the results are amazing! I'm loving my new smile 😁🌟
I would highly recommend azure dental, great service, professional, affordable and friendly. Dan and his team put me at ease while going through the process of having braces and my teeth bonded. Could not be happier with the final result Love my new smile 😁
After having dental traumas in the past this dentist practice has made me feel so reassured, calm and looked after. After having treatment I even received a follow up call 24 hrs later, on a Sunday, now that is a service 👌. I myself a ward sister of 17years in the NHS would recommend this practice. The staff are professional, efficient and so understanding ( my fear of the dentist), it is a clean, and very friendly environment
I can not recommend Dan Hines enough, I’ve just finished my orthodontic treatment and I am absolutely thrilled with my results. He’s a brilliant dentist and his nurse Becky is fantastic too both so friendly, patient and genuinely lovely people. I did my research before choosing which dentist I would like to take on my case and I chose Dan as he is one of the most precise, thorough dentists I know. Both him and Becky have been so professional and welcoming throughout my whole treatment, explaining every stage and answering any of my concerns. If your looking for a brilliant dentist that is so down to earth and puts you at ease Dan is your man! Thank you so much for all your help!
I live on a narrow boat and continually cruise the UK’s inland waterways....I am also terrified of dentists. When I say terrified, I say it without exaggeration. So terrified am I, that I had spent the twelve months prior to seeing Dan and his team, eating paracetamol like they were Smarties. My husband and I where moored in Maghull, when he declared enough was enough and dragged me (kicking and screaming) by train, to Azure Dental. My initial consultation confirmed what I had suspected, I needed four teeth removed. I can not begin to explain my abject fear at that prospect. Dan was lovely, kind and truly sensitive. He reassured me that I would feel no pain and he was 100% right, doing everything to ensure that result. Consequently, I returned to this practice and followed through with my treatment, each time my fear abating. My boat is now moored in Market Harborough (East Midlands). I travelled for two hours by train to Manchester and then drove an hour to have Dan and his hygienist complete my treatment. Big shout out to the lovely young blonde woman who held my hand initially and her dark haired colleague (sorry I don’t know either of your names) who helped me remain calm and relaxed for the rest of my treatment. I truly appreciated both of you. X
Dan, I will see you again. Thank you most sincerely.
I can't thank Ellie enough for transforming my smile. I've always been conscious about my smile and now I'm beaming. Great service from start to finish! Such a lovely and professional service! Would highly recommend to anyone!!!
I appreciated getting a consultation appointment at short notice. I was impressed with Ellie the dentist her caring and attentive examination. I very much liked her clear communication skills and feel I have confidence to continue as a patient at this practice.
i was feeling very anxious and nervous about treatment after having extreme pain last time i had treatment elsewhere , i had a fantastic experience at azure everyone was so lovely and i have had very little pain post treatment !
1st visit for me to this practice. I am a very nervous patient who has had bad experiences in the past with dentist. Dan and his team immediately gave me confidence. Would certainly recommend to anyone especially nervous people like myself.
I am so pleased that I joined Azure Dental's easy payment plan 2 years ago. It is a joy to be able to go to the dentist and not have to worry about paying. Dan is "the smiling dentist" par excellance! He has a genuine concern for me & my teeth, & I know that I am in safe hands. Likewise, with his hygienist staff - always very thorough & professional. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly.
As a nervous patient I have always struggled to keep up with my dental care but on my first visit to Azure a woman who was just leaving said to me that I would be fine. Dan is brilliant she said and she was right. My teeth were in quite a state as I had not visited a dentist in years. He reassured me and explained everything and the whole experience was so much better than I was expecting. That was a couple of years ago now and I no longer dread going to the dentist. Dan and all his team do a great job.
Best dentist ever!! Dan and his team are lovely. I was so ashamed of my teeth when I came for the consultation. Every visit I was actually excited for my appt. yesterday my brace has come off and I can't stop smiling showing my teeth, can't wait to smile on my wedding day showing my straight teeth! Definitely recommend anyone to go here!! Will miss coming for an appt. ☺️
Been going to Azure Dental since they opened and they have always been superb. I recommended by Son to go too. He needed extensive treatment and he was delighted with the results. Their newly appointed dental hygienist is a great asset to the group. Long may it continue .........
I have had clear braces fitted in my 40s and although I was a bit concerned I might be too old Dan was so nice and very easy to talk to. I am half way through now and know I will be delighted with the results. I would definitely recommend the practice �
Excellent customer service and genuinely nice people. After a lot of research and a number of consultations I chose Dan for my Six Month Smile and he didn't disappoint, quick and efficient. I have since needed a couple of minor repairs to my retainer, on the first occasion I was concerned it was going to be very expensive but it wasn't it was a reasonable amount which reaffirmed my opinion. Highly recommended!
I was recommended to go for an assessment to Azure Dental. I have had some terrible experiences with dentists over a lifetime of difficulties with my teeth and I was a little sceptical. However from the moment I walked in I was treated brilliantly. All the staff were helpful and friendly. The consultation with Dan was the most thorough I have ever experienced. He is fastidious, obviously extremely knowledgable and competent. In addition he was polite, caring and courteous. He was able to make a difficult diagnosis with care and accuracy. I have no hesitation in recommending them. I shall be staying with them now I have found them.
Marvellous and painless treatment and friendly staff. No complaints. I've recommended Azure to my daughter and now she's joined and is confident to have alignment done by them. You can have a laugh with the team there and there's not many dentists you can say that about!! X
Hi Just wanted to write a review about Azure Dental Formby. I have only currently joined the practice and have visited a couple of times as I am getting continuous treatment at the moment. I can not recommend this practice highly enough. From the staff to the treatment i am having, 1st class service. I am finally after having years of problems with my teeth getting my smile back to how it was. Can not thank them all enough. ����
I have a phobia about dentists,and thought I would give this place a go. Pain free caught my eye,and it was pain free!! The staff make you feel very welcome and have great sense of humour,which is needed for me!! Dan the man is fantastic,he does what he advertises pain free!! Excellent practice,highly recommend it to everyone.
Saw Dan for the first time today. I was losing my mind with worry, he put me at ease explaining all and I felt re assured and very comfortable. Even with all my treatments to come which have been discussed, I felt ready to take it all on and finally feel good about my teeth. Thanks Dan! 🙂
I have always suffered from gum infections leading to receding gums and ultimately loss of teeth. I have a very unreasonable fear of dentist. I attended Azure for a consultation which was very thorough . I was assured that my fear would be treated with respect. My next appointment went absolutely superb. I have another appointment in the near future and I am not feeling the fear! Would absolutely recommend Azure to anyone.
Currently undergoing comestic dentistry work. Dan is a fantastic person and always very optimistic. The staff are pleasant and always put you at ease. I would recommend anyone after the treatments they offer to go.
Iam currently undergoing treatment with Dan and his team and can't thank them enough. I was so apprehensive and nervous regarding dentists but no more after visiting Azure. They really do put you at ease and endeavour to make your treatment pain free. If you have a dentist phobia Dan and his team are well worth a visit.
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