Ceramic veneers

Why enchant a Hollywood smile with veneers?

A smile is the language of the heart and can express so much more than words ever could. It is a universal gesture of joy, compassion and comfort. A smile can make someone’s day and give them hope and strength when they need it most. But for many people, smiling is not so easy. They are afraid to show their teeth because they are unsure if they look good enough. This insecurity can cause them to withdraw and not be as open and friendly as they could be. But there is hope. Thanks to modern dentistry, people with dental defects or discoloration can get their smile back – and with the help of ceramic veneers.

What are veneers and how do they work?

Ceramic veneers are wafer-thin shells made of ceramic that are bonded to the front teeth. They cover flaws such as chipped or discolored teeth and give the smile a radiant appearance. They look natural and feel like your own teeth. The treatment is relatively uncomplicated and can usually be completed in just one to a few sessions. The best part is that the results are immediate! Once the veneers are in place, you can proudly show off your new radiant smile. It basically distinguishes the following types of veneers:

– Conventional veneers: Before application, it is necessary to grind the teeth. Thus, the natural tooth structure is slightly removed to provide the necessary space and support for the veneers. Usually, a local anesthetic injection is given for this purpose.

– Non-prep veneers: Without pre-treatment (grinding), these are applied directly to the natural tooth. This makes the treatment more comfortable and can be performed without local anesthesia.

What are the advantages of veneers over other dental treatments?

Compared to power bleaching, for example, non-prep veneers have the advantage that the natural tooth does not need to be treated. Power bleaching is not always advisable for patients with sensitive teeth and should therefore be discussed with a dentist beforehand. What are the disadvantages of treatment with veneers? The disadvantage of conventional veneers is merely the removal of healthy tooth substance*, which cannot be reproduced. Thus, the decision for the treatment is permanent in order to obtain a brilliant white dental scenery. Non-prep veneers are more expensive and require craftsmanship. Therefore, we always advise you to visit an expert who are extensively familiar with the procedure. Moreover, the lower thickness of the platelets usually cannot completely conceal teeth with severe discoloration. *Compared to crowns, however, less tooth substance is removed. If the tooth needs treatment anyway, this can be an advantage for veneers.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers have a very long durability due to their ceramic nature. Study results show that the shelf life can be between 10-20 years.

Veneers: A conclusion

The treatment is relatively uncomplicated and can usually be completed in just a few sessions. The best part is that the results are immediate! Once the treatment is done, you can proudly show off your new radiant smile – without fear of what others might think.


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