Ceramic veneers are an effective and straightforward solution that can significantly enhance the appearance of your teeth and bring out a more radiant smile. With ceramic veneers, you can transform the look of your teeth and achieve a smile that you can be proud of.
Ceramic veneer is a thin ceramic layer, bonded to the front, visible side of the tooth. They are used to correct various minor cosmetic defects, such as:
- broken or worn-down teeth,
- improperly shaped or positioned teeth,
- stained teeth that do not respond to whitening,
- gaps between the teeth.
Custom-fit ceramic veneers, specifically designed to match your teeth, are fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory setting and typically require multiple visits to the dentist for placement.
Ceramic veneers offer a natural-looking solution, with exceptional strength and durability, and are resistant to discoloration.
Compared to traditional dental crowns, the placement of dental veneers requires less reduction of the original tooth structure.
The process of placing dental veneers
The process for placing dental veneers is similar to other cosmetic smile makeover procedures. It takes place in three stages:
For an extensive prosthetic reconstruction that affects multiple teeth, the dentist will perform a comprehensive clinical evaluation, including taking photographs of your face and teeth, and generating an intraoral 3D image. Based on the current condition of your teeth and your desired outcome, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan for the placement of dental veneers.
Next, the dentist will present the plan to you using a 3D digital model and a simulation of the final result, allowing you to visualize how your teeth will look after the placement of the veneers.
Upon your approval, the dental technician will fabricate the veneers and correct them based on your feedback. Only then will the final, custom-made ceramic veneers be produced. This will allow you to preview the final outcome before the actual fabrication of the ceramic veneers takes place. Additionally, the dentist will gather all necessary information and measurements for proper tooth preparation before the start of the process.
Following the tooth preparation and 3D scanning, you and your dentist will review the final prosthetic product and make any necessary final adjustments to the color and shape to ensure a natural and aesthetically pleasing result. Finally, the last step is to securely bond the dental veneers to your teeth.