Rediscover the Confidence of a Beautiful Smile with Composite Veneers

Are chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth hiding your smile? Composite veneers from Luck Dental Clinic offer a cosmetic dental solution to restore the natural beauty of your smile. 

Our cosmetic dentists in Luck, WI, led by Dr. Morgan Clemenson, use advanced techniques to create custom-made composite veneers that seamlessly blend with your surrounding teeth, giving you a radiant smile you can be proud of. Call today at (715) 472-2211 to learn more. 

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are thin shells custom-made from tooth-colored composite resin, a material similar to the one used in tooth fillings. These shells are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to address various cosmetic concerns and enhance your smile. They offer a minimally invasive and often more cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers.

There are two main types of composite veneers, each with its advantages and considerations:

a dentist using porcelain veneers to color match teethDirect Composite Veneers

  • Application: These veneers are directly applied to your teeth in a single appointment. The dentist sculpts the composite resin material on your teeth to achieve the desired shape and color.
  • Benefits: Faster and more convenient procedure, often less expensive than indirect veneers.
  • Drawbacks: May not be as durable or stain-resistant as indirect veneers, and the artist’s skill can affect the final result.

Indirect Composite Veneers

  • Application: These veneers are created in a dental lab based on an impression of your teeth. The dentist then bonds the prefabricated veneers to your teeth in a subsequent appointment.
  • Benefits: Generally considered more durable and stain-resistant than direct veneers, offer the potential for a more precise fit and color match.
  • Drawbacks: Requires more appointments and may be slightly more expensive than direct veneers.

Composite Veneers Benefits

Composite veneers offer a range of advantages compared to other cosmetic dental options:

  • Minimally Invasive: Requires minimal removal of tooth enamel, making it a more conservative procedure.
  • Cost-effective: Generally less expensive than porcelain veneers.
  • Single-visit Procedure (Direct Veneers): This can be completed in just one appointment, saving you time and inconvenience.
  • Natural-looking Aesthetics: Composite resin can be customized to match the color and translucency of your natural teeth.
  • Reversible: Easier to remove or repair than other options if needed.
  • Durable: With proper care, composite veneers can last for several years.

Composite Veneers Candidacy

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for composite veneers. Here are some factors that your dentist will consider when determining your suitability:

  • Oral Health: You should have healthy teeth and gums free from active decay, gum disease, or significant structural issues.
  • Tooth Enamel: Having sufficient healthy enamel is crucial for the successful bonding of the veneers.
  • Grinding or Clenching: If you grind or clench your teeth excessively, composite veneers may not be as durable and may require more frequent replacements.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s important to understand the limitations of composite veneers and have realistic expectations about their appearance and lifespan.

Consulting with your dentist is essential to determine if composite veneers are the right choice for you. They can assess your circumstances and recommend the most suitable treatment option.

Composite Veneers Procedure

Direct Composite Veneers

The procedure for direct composite veneers entails:

  1. Consultation: Discuss your goals and expectations with your dentist. They will assess your suitability for composite veneers and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Tooth Preparation: The teeth receiving veneers are gently cleaned and roughened using a mild abrasive solution. This helps create a slightly textured surface for better bonding of the composite resin.
  3. Shade Selection: The dentist will carefully select a shade of composite resin that closely matches the color of your surrounding teeth. This ensures a natural and seamless appearance.
  4. Veneer Application: The composite resin is applied in thin layers to the prepared tooth surface. The dentist will sculpt and shape the material to achieve the desired size and form.
  5. Curing and Finishing: Each layer of the composite resin is hardened using a special light that activates the material and ensures a strong bond. Once all layers are applied and shaped, the dentist will polish the veneers for a smooth and natural-looking finish.

Indirect Composite Veneers

The procedure for indirect composite veneers entails:

  1. Consultation: Similar to direct veneers, the initial consultation involves discussing your goals with the dentist and assessing your suitability for the procedure.
  2. Tooth Preparation: Identical to the preparation for direct veneers, the teeth are gently cleaned and roughened to improve bonding.
  3. Impression: A precise mold of your teeth is taken using a putty-like material or a digital scanner. This mold will be used to create the custom veneers in a dental laboratory.
  4. Temporary Veneers: While your permanent veneers are being fabricated, you may be fitted with temporary veneers made from a material like acrylic. These temporary veneers protect your teeth and provide a placeholder while you wait for your permanent ones.
  5. Veneer Placement: Once the permanent veneers are received from the lab, the dentist will bond them to your teeth using a strong adhesive material. They will check the fit and make any final adjustments necessary.
  6. Final Adjustments and Polishing: Similar to direct veneers, the dentist may make minor adjustments and polish the veneers for a natural and comfortable fit.

Caring for Composite Veneers

woman smilingMaintaining good oral hygiene is essential for the longevity and beauty of your composite veneers. Here are some key practices:

  • Brushing: Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Flossing: Floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between your teeth.
  • Regular Visits: Schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist to maintain oral health and monitor your veneers.
  • Diet: Avoid excessive consumption of staining foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, and cigarettes.
  • Bad Habits: Avoid habits like chewing on hard objects or biting your nails, which can damage the veneers.

Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers


  • Composite Veneers: Crafted from a tooth-colored resin similar to fillings, offering a cost-effective option.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Made from durable and stain-resistant ceramic, boasting superior longevity.


  • Composite Veneers: Typically last five to seven years with proper care, requiring potential repairs or replacements sooner.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Generally last 10 to 15 years or even longer, providing a longer-lasting investment.


  • Composite Veneers: Can achieve a natural look, but may not have the same level of translucency and vibrancy as porcelain.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Often considered to have a more natural and vibrant appearance due to their superior ability to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Cost Considerations

  • Composite Veneers: Generally more budget-friendly due to the material cost and fewer appointments required.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Typically more expensive due to the high-quality material, additional lab work, and potentially more appointments involved.


  • Composite Veneers: Direct placement can be completed in one appointment, while indirect veneers may require two.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Usually involve multiple appointments due to the fabrication process in a dental lab.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule a Consultation with Our Luck Cosmetic Dentists Today

If you are considering composite veneers to enhance your smile, contact Luck Dental Clinic today at (715) 472-2211 to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentists in Luck, WI. We will discuss your goals and help you determine if composite veneers are the right option for you.

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Luck, WI 54853

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