CERAMIC FACETS – VENEERS

AESTHETICS IN THE FIRST PLACE

Ceramic veneers are exclusively aesthetic ceramic dental restorations. They should be considered as ceramic “artificial nails” that cover the front surface of the teeth. In the first place, they are used to change the shape and color of teeth.

In some cases, they can also be used to change the position of the teeth, when orthodontics is not necessary.

They are made of top-quality metal-free ceramics that ensure completely natural color and tone. Contrary to popular belief, well-made ceramic veneers do not belong, they can function completely normally when it comes to any type of food.

ADVANTAGES OF CERAMIC FACETS

THEY ARE NOT DIFFERENT FROM NATURAL TEETH

The metal-free ceramic from which the veneers are made, ideally conducts light, which enables the production of ceramic veneers with a completely natural look, such that they do not differ from natural teeth. On the other hand, if the patient wants it, veneers can be made in extremely white.

THEY ARE KEEPING THE TEETH

Of all the restorations that are placed on the teeth, ceramic veneers require the least preparations. In some variants, preparation is not even necessary (no-prep veneers). Thanks to that, they preserve the tooth substance to the maximum. According to some research, they prolong the life of the natural tooth that is below them by as much as 60% compared to other types of restorations.

IDEALLY ADHESIVE TO THE ABUTMENT TOOTH

Due to the exceptional precision of manufacturing in technology or on a CAD-CAM machine, these restorations ideally adhere to the abutment tooth, which follow in smooth transitions as if they were a natural part of it. As a result, food does not remain, there is not irritating effect of the material itself (metal-free ceramics) on soft tissues.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Ceramic facets (veneers) are thin ceramic flakes that correct the shape of the teeth and improve the overall aesthetics of the smile. They are made of the best types of metal-free ceramics in dental technology or on a CAD-CAM machine in the dental polyclinic.

Ceramic veneers are eternal in themselves. They do not change color, do not take on pigmentation from food and drink, do not crack, do not change shape. It is necessary to change them for about 15 years because of the abutment tooth, which are not permanent in themselves, but still subject to the influence of time as well as the patient’s attitude towards them.

Despite the myths that veneers crack, that you have to be careful about what and how you eat, we assure you that none of the above myths are true. If they are made properly, ceramic veneers are a long-lasting and reliable solution that you can rest assured for at least the next 10 to 15 years.

Ceramic veneers are made of metal-free ceramics with first-class characteristics. They are in the shape of flakes that is placed only on the front part of the tooth. In that way, we save the tooth substance and prolong the life of the tooth itself.

Apart from the modern name and good advertising, the composite veneer is not at all different from the ordinary composite (white) filling on the front of the tooth. They are susceptible to pigmentation from cigarettes, wine, tea, coffee, etc., so they change color so quickly and actually make the smile even more unattractive than it used to be. They often crack and have to be patched.

Composite veneers are made by hand, directly on the teeth by applying a material for white fillings, followed by polishing. Polishing can never be ideal, and the material itself, as we have already pointed out, is prone to cracking and microcracks, so the surrounding soft tissues are often irritated by sharp parts of the composite veneer, and unpleasant inflammations occur. And finally their price… Too expensive for regular white fillings.

Ceramic veneers can be made in two ways. The classic method that requires the removal of a very small layer of dental substance or the NON-PREP method that does not require the removal of dental substance.

The choice depends on what effect you want to achieve and the patient’s agreement with the dentist. These are restorations made of first-class metal-free ceramics, safe and durable. If you follow the maintenance rules, they can last for 15 years or more.

All types of these restorations require much less removal of dental substances than when it comes to crowns. In this way, we save natural tooth tissue and prolong its life.

When the patient decides to do veneers, the most important thing is to plan the entire prosthetic work well. With the Wax-up model, we manage to show live the effect that the veneer will give to your teeth and to your new smile. If the patient is satisfied, it moves into making and placing without tooth preparation.

PROCEDURE

Ceramic veneers can be made in dental lab or on a CAD-CAM machine in the dental polyclinic. Regardless, the basic making process is the same.

First, a wax-up model is made on the patient’s teeth, which shows what effect the veneer will have on the teeth, and on a new smile. When the patient is satisfied with the proposed, It moves to production.

The next step is to take impression or scan with a CAD-CAM scanner. We always try to save as much as possible of natural tooth and that is why we suggest NON-PREP veneers whenever possible. If it is still necessary to make ceramic veneers that require tooth preparation, it is done before taking an impression or scanning.

Once the fabrication is complete, the dental technician approaches individualization by adding colors and individual characteristics.

PATIENT EXPERIENCES

BEFORE AND AFTER

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