If your teeth have become discolored, stained, chipped, cracked or just look uneven and unattractive, porcelain veneers can literally provide you with a smile makeover. By applying wafer-thin ceramic shells to the outer surface of the teeth, dr.Grigore can erase the appearance of any imperfection, making your teeth look beautiful, white and perfectly even.
A popular way of creating a dramatic overall improvement to your smile is using veneers. These bespoke tooth “covers” can instantly transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth to give the effect of a pristine smile.
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material which can be porcelain or composite (white filling material). They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance and create a more uniform look. What are Veneers used for?
There are a wide variety of reasons why people opt for dental veneers:
This is the most popular type of veneer; it is a stronger and a more durable material to use. Porcelain veneers also offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance, nearer to that of a natural tooth.Dental veneers are made of very thin pieces of porcelain, which are attached to the visible surface of your tooth. These porcelain shells are custom-made to very closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth, so that no one will need to know that you have dental veneers on (unless you make the announcement yourself!).What if you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, but you hesitate to undergo a dental treatment that will involve the removal of most of your teeth structure? Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile, with results that will look very natural? The Non-prep or minimal prep veneeers can provide the answers to your smile improvement needs!The procedure for attaching any type of non-prep veneer is a painless one, since there is no need to remove tooth structure; there is also no need for anaesthetic shots to be administered before the Lumineers procedure. Sensitivity of the affected teeth will not be a problem with Lumineers, since the teeth structure will not be removed or grinded prior to the attachment of the veneer.
These veneers are more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers, but considering that they do not last as long and need replacing more often, they could end up costing more in the long run.Also called direct veneers, composite veneers are custom-made shells that are made of a composite material; these shells are used to improve the appearance of atural teeth that have damage, discolourations, stains, unsightly gaps, or are improperly aligned. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be created chair-side by the dentist, so that the aesthetic improvements on the teeth can be completed in a single dental visit.Composite work is ideal for small chips, as this treatment preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
You are involved throughout the whole process and there are several steps along the way when you are shown the proposed smile and invited to give feedback.We design your smile and we will help you choose your ideal smile and show you how it would look. This is done at your first appointment, the cosmetic consultation. You can check the aesthetics from every angle and we can check the function. All this is done before we even touch a tooth.
The next stage is very clever, when you are ready to proceed, the teeth and sculpted and temporaries are placed that replica exactly. You can trial the proposed smile design in your mouth before anything is set in stone. The temporaries can be fine-tuned to your precise requirements and any changes can be duplicated in the finished restorations.
Our master ceramist duplicates the smile design in the final restorations and adds the fine colour, surface anatomy and texture to bring your new smile to life. These miniature works of art look beautiful even close.
Porcelain veneers will typically last ten years or more, while composite veneers will lose their shine after a year or two. Although veneers will eventually need to be replaced when they become old and cannot be repaired. To make your veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene program and visit us for checkups on a regular basis.
Quite often, around 8 veneers will be enough to change and perfect the overall look of your smile and the treatement includes: