Ceramic veneers

Ceramic veneers are thin ceramic flakes that cover the front surface of the teeth and are the ideal solution for achieving a harmoniously shaped smile and bright white teeth.

They stick to the front surface of the teeth and change their color, shape, size and position.

What problems are solved by veneers?

Veneers are routinely used in:

  • teeth that have changed color
  • teeth that are worn out
  • broken teeth
  • teeth that are inconsistent and irregular in shape
  • gaps between teeth

What is the procedure for making veneers?

Diagnosis and treatment planning. This first step also requires your participation. Explain to the doctor the result you want to achieve. During the appointment, the doctor will do an examination to determine if the ceramic veneers are suitable for you and discuss the procedure and limits.

Preparation. In order to place veneers on the teeth, it is necessary to reshape the tooth surface by an amount approximately equal to the thickness of the ceramic veneer, which is about 0.8 mm. A dental impression is then taken and sent to a dental laboratory. In the meantime, temporary veneers are placed on the teeth. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.

Cementing. Prior to permanent cementation of veneers on prepared teeth, veneers are temporarily placed to inspect the fit, color, and shape. It is necessary to prepare the tooth for cementation and it is cleaned, polished and etched. After the veneer is prepared and the cement is applied, it is placed on the tooth and polymerized. Excess cement is removed.

What are the advantages of ceramic veneers?

  • Ceramic veneers mimic the natural color of teeth
  • Porcelain is stain resistant and there will be no discoloration when consuming coffee, tea, wine and cigarettes.
  • Veneers achieve long-lasting aesthetics of teeth, face, lips and give person a younger look
  • Good gingival tolerance
  • They provide a conservative approach to changing the color, position and shape of teeth because they do not require extensive amount of tooth removal

Do veneers require special care?

They do not demand. Continue with good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and mouthwash.