Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain fixed onto teeth to enhance appearance, and in some cases, to protect the teeth. Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments.
Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments. The first is a consultation to determine the desired look, and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it.
During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel, and taking impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces at a lab facility.
On the third visit, the dentist will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be cemented.
- E-max: E-max Ceram layering ceramic provides lifelike, esthetic results.
- Empress: Porcelain Restorations are natural looking, beautiful and strong. Restorations such as porcelain veneers, porcelain onlays and porcelain crowns.
Veneers are used in Cosmetic Dentistry for dramatic smile makeovers. They can close spaces between teeth and correct the visual look of crooked teeth – “instant orthodontics.” They can also improve the look of dark-stained, chipped or worn teeth. Veneers can also correct size discrepancy between disproportionately large or small teeth. They are also used to cosmetically reshape teeth to hide congenitally missing : for example canine teeth can be veneered to look like missing lateral incisors and first premolars to look like canines.
Porcelain crowns should be used in teeth with extensive decay instead of veneers. Also in teeth without any cosmetic problems except alignment, orthodontics may be a better alternative.
Porcelain Veneers – Before & After