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Get Ready to Smile with Newfound Confidence, Thanks to Composite Veneers!

Rediscover the love you have for your smile with composite veneers. You can turn your smile dreams into a reality with composite resin veneers at John Chaves, DDS, in Woodland Hills, CA. Learn more about this cosmetic dental treatment with our cosmetic dentist in Woodland Hills.

Then, give our dental office a call at 818-491-7294 to schedule an appointment.

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As a local dentist in Woodland Hills, Dr. Chaves and his exceptional team create lifelong relationships with their patients and families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. To learn about our cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact our team today! With over 30 years of experience, our cosmetic dentist will ensure that your smile dreams come true.

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What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers, also known as composite resin veneers, are tooth-colored shells applied to the front surface of teeth. They’re cost-effective, durable, and naturally beautiful.

A composite veneer can correct any of the following dental issues:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth


Composite veneers are a popular choice for people who want to improve their smile quickly and easily. They can be placed in just one visit to the dentist, and they’re typically less expensive than porcelain veneers.

Direct Composite Veneers

Direct composite veneers are made of composite resin and applied directly to the teeth. It doesn’t take long for a dentist to prepare your teeth for the application of the veneers, and it’s a minimally invasive process.

Indirect Composite Veneers

Indirect composite veneers use the same material as direct composite veneers, but the veneers are custom-created before placement. You’ll wear temporary veneers while you wait for the creation of your permanent dental veneers.

The Benefits of Composite Resin Veneers

Patients may experience the following benefits from composite veneers:

  • Less tooth enamel is removed than porcelain veneers
  • Can be placed in one office visit
  • More affordable than porcelain veneers
  • If damaged, they can be repaired easily
  • Can correct various aesthetic problems, such as gaps, chips, and discoloration
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John M. Chaves, DDS showing patient their new smile

Composite Veneers Procedure

The composite veneer procedure can be completed in just one visit to the dentist’s office. You’ll experience the following:

  1. Consultation: During your initial consultation, our dentist will discuss your goals for treatment and examine your teeth to determine if composite veneers are right for you. They’ll also discuss the color, shape, and size of the dental veneers you desire.
  2. Preparation: If you decide to proceed with composite veneers, our dentist will begin by cleaning your teeth and roughening the surface of the tooth enamel to help the bonding material adhere. In some cases, depending on the severity of the correction needed, a minimal amount of enamel may need to be removed to create space for the veneer.
  3. Bonding: Once the tooth surface is prepared, our dentist will apply a bonding agent to the tooth. The bonding agent helps the composite resin material adhere to the tooth.
  4. Shaping and Placing the Veneer: Our dentist will then apply the resin material to your tooth, layer by layer, and sculpt it into the desired shape. A special light is used to harden the resin material between each layer.
  5. Polishing: Once the veneer is shaped and hardened, our dentist will polish it to create a natural-looking finish.
  6. Follow-up Appointment: You’ll likely need to return to our dentist for a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to check on the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. You’ll also want to maintain regular visits to your dentist to ensure your oral health and dental veneers stay in pristine condition.

Caring for Composite Veneers

Maintaining your composite veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. To increase the longevity of your veneers, do the following:

  • Keep a consistent oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing regularly
  • Avoid stain-causing food and drinks
  • Consistently visit your dentist for checkups and dental cleanings
  • Avoid hard, crunchy foods and bad habits, such as chewing ice or biting your fingernails


Do you have questions? Contact our Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist at 818-491-7294.

Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers and porcelain veneers are different forms of dental veneers that can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth, but there are some key differences between the two, including:

  • Material: The most significant difference between composite and porcelain veneers is the material. Composite veneers are made from a resin that’s similar to the material used in tooth-colored fillings. Porcelain veneers are made from a ceramic material that’s baked in a lab to create a veneer that’s more durable and resistant to stains.
  • Veneer Procedure: Composite resin veneers are applied in one appointment, as the material is directly applied to the tooth and shaped by the dentist. Porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab based on impressions taken by the dentist, which typically requires at least two appointments.
  • Aesthetics: Porcelain veneers have superior aesthetics, as their translucency closely mimics natural tooth enamel. Composite resin veneers, while still aesthetically pleasing, may not have the same depth of color and translucency.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers are known to be more durable than composite ones. They resist stains better and can last up to 10 to 15 years, while composite veneers typically last between 5 and 7 years.
  • Cost: Composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers, due to the difference in the material and the number of dental visits required.
    Reversibility: Composite veneers are generally more reversible than porcelain because they require less, if any, removal of tooth structure. If a porcelain veneer needs to be removed, there may not be sufficient enamel remaining for a good cosmetic outcome without a new veneer.
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Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care and regular visits to the dentist, composite veneers typically last between five and seven years. However, they may need minor repairs during this period.

Composite veneers shouldn’t hinder your biting and chewing in any way or impact the way you eat foods. Once veneers are placed, they’ll be durable and strong. However, it may take a few days to adjust to the feeling of your dental veneers.

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Complete this short smile Evaluation and receive the following:


If you're a good candidate for veneers

A Digital Smile Design to show you what you will look like with your new veneers!

Pricing and options for treatment

And best of all... a time to speak directly with Dr. Chaves. Top Cosmetic Dentist in CA!

Get Started with Your Smile Makeover!

Ready to smile and feel good doing it? Learn more about composite veneers and your other cosmetic dentistry options. To schedule a consultation with our Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist, contact Johns M. Chaves, DDS, today by calling 818-491-7294. We can't wait to help you achieve your smile goals!

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