Composite Masking

Composite Masking is an amazing treatment option for restoring and repairing chipped, cracked and worn teeth to dramatically improve the health, function and appearance of your teeth!

Composite masking use composite bonding to cover and reshape the whole tooth. Our dentists have extensive experience in this area and individually hand-sculpts each tooth, they then polishes the veneers extensively until they are smooth and gleaming. The result is a beautiful smile with the look, feel and function of natural teeth.

Composite masking are like contact lenses for the teeth .They hide away blemish underneath by covering them.

Composite masking are able to mask the shape, color, and alignment of your teeth. We place the bonding directly onto your teeth and the treatment requires no preparation. If your teeth are crowded or mis-aligned we may recommend short-term orthodontic treatment prior to composite masking in order to achieve the best results.

Depending on the width of your mouth 8-10 teeth on each of the upper and lower arches will be visible when you smile. These are the teeth that should be treated with composite masking. The majority of patients choose to have all visible upper teeth treated, whereas teeth on the lower arch are more case specific. Depending on your smile and desired outcome you may wish to have the lower teeth treated with composite masking to match the uppers. However, you may wish to forgo composite masking to the lower arch if these teeth are less visible, or a nice shape and in good condition. These lower teeth can then be treated with teeth whitening, to help them match in with the whiter composites on your upper teeth.

What composite masking can do

Composite masking are normally completely reversible as the treatment does not require preparation of the teeth (unlike the extensive preparation required for porcelain veneers). So long as you maintain good oral hygiene, with routine toothbrushing and flossing, no special maintenance is required. Additionally, you are able to eat and drink whatever you wish, as most foods have no detrimental effects on the composites.

Please note however, smoking can cause staining and regular smokers often find their composite masking need more frequent polishing to remove these stains.

With good oral hygiene composite masking regularly last for many years. Notwithstanding, composites are not as hardwearing as porcelain veneers and can chip from time to time, if this occurs the composite masking can easily be repaired and repolished.

Top 5 Reasons People Get Cosmetic Dentistry

Stained Teeth

Deeply discolored teeth may be the most common problem in cosmetic dentistry. Over time, teeth can become discolored from consuming drinks like red wine and coffee. Discoloration can also happen from medication, aging, smoking cigarettes, or chewing tobacco.

Missing Teeth

When you lose a tooth, you lose more than a smile. If it is not replaced quickly, bite functionality significantly decreases and the jawbone will begin to shrink away from disuse, causing a sunken look in the face that makes an individual appear much older.

Chipped Teeth

As we age, our teeth become vulnerable. Even without pain or obvious problems, a cracked or broken tooth should be taken seriously! The tooth is now susceptible to decay, is more likely to further crack or break, and you risk losing your tooth completely (whether naturally or via extraction).

Gapped Teeth

Tooth gaps can trap food particles, which may cause plaque and tartar to easily form in those cracks. Filling in problematic gaps in your teeth can help you improve your oral health, and in cases where a gap is unwanted, it will likely even help boost your confidence and self-esteem!

Crooked Teeth

The quickest route to a beautiful smile is fixing crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are hard to keep clean, leading to many problems. Teeth misalignment may occur naturally, or as a result of not wearing a retainer prescribed by your dentist.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Unlike restorative dentistry, which focuses on correcting and treating underlying issues with teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry addresses improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and bite.

The cosmetic services we offer here at Tender Care Dental we can correct problems with your teeth’s shape, size, alignment, and color so that your smile will look as good as it feels!

Benefits of cosmetic dentistry

Over the last few decades, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly commonplace as more and more Americans look for a healthier, prettier smile. In recent years, advanced technologies and decreasing cost has helped make treatment affordable for a diverse range of budgets.

Meet Our Doctors


Dr Gitonga Ndirangu graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Postgraduate Degree in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry.


Dr. Meera Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Moi University in 2014. She specializes in routine dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.


Dr. Frankline Kidula graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Postgraduate Degree in orthodontics.


Dr. Johnson Mwangi graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( BDS) from the University of Nairobi in 1991. An MBA (Stratgic Management) in 2006 and a post graduate diploma in Oral Implantology from the University of Pretoria and New York University.

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