Composite resin has many advantages, the most important being that we can be very conservative in our tooth preparations in order to place it. This is in contrast to porcelain which requires more preparation to the tooth in order to allow enough room for the porcelain. In the before picture above, you see the old composite resin veneers on the upper lateral incisors that were done many years ago by the patient’s previous dentist.
Over time, the resin has chipped and changed colour and the patient was ready to have it redone. I replaced the old composite resin and we were able to get an improvement in shade, as well as in tooth contour. The new composite resin veneers should serve the patient well for many years to come.