Medland Composite Veneers and Build-ups
Creating confident smiles with Medland composite veneers and build-ups
Medland composite veneers transform uneven, discoloured and damaged teeth into perfectly shaped and natural smiles
Composite veneers and build-ups are made from composite resin, which is a tooth-coloured material also used for fillings and restorations. They provide a comfortable and conservative approach to changing a tooth’s size, shape and colour, requiring little or no tooth preparation.
Your Medland dentist will work with you and our onsite laboratory technicians to create the perfect shape and colour of your composite veneers and build-ups, personalised to you that will harmonise with your face, mouth and other teeth.
Composite veneers can be a more affordable option to ceramic veneers in restoring your smile, and if appropriate for you, with regular care and attention can be an excellent alternative to ceramic veneers in changing a tooth’s size, shape and colour,
Composite Veneers and Build-ups FAQs
Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding composite veneers and build-ups.
If you have any other questions please contact our friendly team.
Medland ceramic veneers and composite veneers are both excellent for treating chipped, discoloured, slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth or to fill small spaces between the front teeth.
Composite Veneers are made from composite resin, which is a tooth-coloured material also used for fillings. Composite comes in a wide variety of shades and translucencies allowing your Medland Dentist to perfectly match your own natural teeth or alternately change the colour and appearance. Composite veneers are a very conservative option to improve your smile and usually require little or no tooth preparation. They are created by your Medland Dentist directly on your tooth. Composite veneers can be a more affordable option than ceramic veneers in restoring your smile, however, they are not as strong and resilient as ceramic veneers and they can chip or stain over time. Composite veneers require more frequent replacement.
Ceramic veneers are made of thin and highly durable ceramic. Our ceramic veneers are handcrafted by the on-site laboratory in combination with your Medland Dentist. Ceramic veneers provide superior aesthetics and the longest lifetime of the veneer materials. Each ceramic veneer is handcrafted by our onsite ceramists offering a superior natural colour. Ceramic veneers are stain-resistant and retain their shine and beauty.
Planning is the most important stage in achieving your anticipated outcome.
At Medland this involves meeting and consulting with your Medland Dentist regarding your ideal outcome and expectations. Photos and impressions and/or digital scans will be taken so that your Medland Dentist and onsite dental technician can design your composite veneers to build-ups to harmonise with your face and smile, but also your occlusion.
In most cases, we will then try-in a “mock up” of your composite veneer or build-up design so that you can see how they will look on your teeth before committing to treatment. During this stage, you will get to trial the colour, shape and arrangement of your composite veneers or build-ups.
Once you are happy with the proposed design and outcome, the process occurs over one or two appointments, depending on the number of teeth being treated.
During your appointments, your Medland dentist will make you comfortable and ensure that your teeth and surrounding gums are thoroughly anaesthetised. There is usually very little or no preparation of the teeth. The composite veneers or build-ups are carefully hand-built by your Medland dentist based on your agreed design and then highly polished.
Your new composite veneers or buildups require the same care and attention as natural teeth.
At Medland, we don’t just place your composite veneers and build-ups, but partner with you in their care by providing you with ongoing reviews, and most importantly, preventive care, so that your composite veneers and build-ups retain their beauty and functional qualities for as long as possible.
Your composite build-ups and veneers will require maintenance and will require regular polishing by your Medland dentist, hygienist, or oral health therapist to retain their lustre.
Maintenance, repairs and replacements are inevitable for all dental treatments. The lifetime of any dental treatment can vary greatly between individuals as every person is unique, and their mouth a unique environment.
Some factors that can affect the life expectancy of your composite veneers and build-ups are chewing forces, parafunction (clenching, grinding, fingernail biting), natural occlusion, diet, oral hygiene, and regularity of dental examinations and reviews.
Composite veneers and build-ups are not suitable for everyone and your Medland Dentist will advise you if this type of treatment is not the right option for you, and your alternatives.
With proper care and attention, your Medland composite veneers and build-ups should last for years. They do require more frequent replacement than ceramic veneers.
Each of our Dentists are highly trained, skilled clinicians who prioritise the health and well-being of our patients. We take pride in providing technical excellence and exceptional care.
Staying at the forefront of Brisbane’s dental industry, we are committed to utilising the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our patients can be proud of their healthy, beautiful smile.
If you have concerns about your smile or dental health and would like to learn more about treatment options that are available to you, please contact us on 07 3426 5777 or fill out the contact form and we’ll do everything we can to help.
We invite you to experience the Medland difference.
Our welcoming and stylish dental practice is located at 66 Lambton St, Annerley, Brisbane QLD, Australia.
Providing a central and accessible location catering to patients Brisbane wide.
Our staff are passionate about ensuring every patient leaves Medland with a smile, and with full confidence they are receiving the best dental care in Brisbane.