80% of people are unhappy with their smile. In many of these cases veneers can provide the solution. Unlike a crown, a ceramic veneer is a thin -layer porcelain cover bonded on the tooth surface. In fact, veneers’ offering to your smile is the same as the renewal of the wall colors’ offering to your home. A simple wall painting over the colors faded by time brings a great change. The same applies your smile with a minimum renewal of tooth surface.
Your dentist can provide you with all the necessary information to decide whether veneers are right for you. This includes a discussion about what your likes and dislikes in your smile, as well as the final result you dream to achieve.
Veneers address to many cosmetic problems, such as the improvement of the size, shape and color of your teeth. They give us the potential to either lengthen or shorten the teeth, even close undesirable spaces between them, requiring only a minimum of material thickness.
There are two types of all-ceramic veneers:
Conventional and non-conventional.
Conventional veneers are the most popular ones. The dentist creates the minimum space necessary for the ceramic material bonding on the tooth surface, by removing a slight amount of enamel.
Unconventional veneers do not require the removal of tooth substance at all. They are of minimal thickness, and are bonded on the existing enamel surface. However, this technique has its own limitations.
The dentist will help you decide which type of procedure is suitable for you.
Orthodontic treatment or teeth bleaching are alternative techniques resulting in a beautiful smile either alone or in combination, in order enhance the final result. There are also techniques that enable your doctor to visualize for you the result, when discussing the smile you dream of. The time spending on dental chair may be limited to two sessions. Following the agreement of the treatment plan, your dentist will cooperate with qualified dental technicians, so that ceramic veneers will not stand out from your teeth, while the result will be surprising!
Although ceramic veneers are highly resistant they are not indestructible. It is advisable to avoid hard and sticky foods over them. In case of bruxism, using a protective splint will protect your new smile. With proper care, veneers will remain intact for a long time of period.