Ceramic veneers are a popular type of care for those patients who are bothered by one or more teeth in the visible area. Ceramics have a high compressive strength, it does not change and professional workmanship and appropriate patient hygiene make the aesthetic care long-lasting.
Ceramic or Composite Veneers?
In addition to ceramic, composite veneers can also be made. Unlike ceramics, which we individually produce in the laboratory and require more visits, composite veneers are made directly and in one session. The design phases are the same for both types of veneers, so all aesthetic, functional and biological requirements are satisfied.
The advantages of composite veneers are their rapid production, the possibility of additional changes and especially the fact that they are cheaper than ceramic veneers. The disadvantage of composite veneers is their reduced firmness and durability compared to ceramic scales; such material can be stained and cracked over the years (in most cases it is possible to add and/or polish the veneer). Ceramic veneers are firmer and their appearance does not change over the years. Contrary to the composite veneers, which allow for transformation, the ceramic restorations must be removed and re-manufactured if a change in functionality or appearance is required.
Designing and Making the Veneers
Before starting the process, we become thoroughly familiar with the patient's wishes and expectations, as this is the main guide when planning future prosthetic procedures. After an introductory consultation through a clinical examination, photographs of teeth and facial lines, and a computer 3D model of the jaw, we thoroughly analyse all the data. Depending on the condition in the oral cavity and the patient's wishes, we make the optimal plan. Long-term care, which restores/establishes the function and aesthetics of the teeth, is always the primary goal. In the case of more extensive procedures, the presentations are completed with a 3D model of the digital diagnostic modelling and with a photo simulation of the predicted final state.
Intraoral 3D Scanning, Computer Modelling ...
When modelling, we use a top-of-the-line scanner, which opens up completely new care options and the whole process is more pleasant for the patient than standard impressions. With more extensive dental care, we design a computerized simulation of the result after the procedure. The planned state can be transferred to the patient's mouth using temporary materials. We analyse the look and function and make the appropriate corrections. By doing so, we have all the necessary data before starting the procedure. We know exactly where and how much tooth preparation needs to be done, which is reflected in the minimal invasiveness of the procedure. In this way, the care is more aesthetic, functional and long-lasting.
The Transformation of a Smile - a Smile Makeover
The most common reason for veneers is damage or the developmental irregularity of one tooth. In the production of ceramic veneers, we want to get as close as possible to the rest of the teeth, so that the treatment is invisible. With the treatment of a greater number of teeth using ceramic veneers, we improve or establish the aesthetics, function and harmony of a smile that has been lost for various reasons (injuries, developmental abnormalities, disease processes, tooth wear...). Since the veneers are made on several teeth, we have a lot of manoeuvring space in changing the shape and colour of the teeth, so we can create a complete change of your smile, a smile makeover.