Laminate veneer is a fantastic way to create a great looking smile. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that allows the patient to change and correct their smile in fewer appointments, providing a functional and aesthetic balance.
This is one way to quickly get that beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are the instant orthodontic answer to straighten smiles, close spaces, reshape and correct minor misalignment of your teeth. You can now achieve the perfect “Hollywood smile.”
Veneers are very thin and are bonded on the front of your natural front teeth. Veneers are about 0.3-0.5 mm. in thickness and are very strong with a life-like appearance. Since they are very thin, Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available. Most of the time, very little or no tooth structure is removed before placing veneers. Because they are highly durable yet thin, very little tooth structure is taken away which leaves the procedure almost stress-free for the patient. There is no “dark line” that may appear with porcelain fused to metal crowns; they transmit light better and have a more translucent appearance giving them.
During the first appointment the tooth is contoured and a precise impression is taken of the tooth. The impression is then sent to our in-house lab to be processed. Manufactured in our own laboratory, veneers are tailored for each patient, providing a white and natural perfect smile. The finished veneer is then cemented onto the tooth. Any adjustments are then made. The entire process usually involves two appointments.
Not at all, nowadays porcelain veneers are getting thinner, so tooth carving is minimal. It is a simple treatment, fast and without pain.
Porcelain veneers require the same maintenance as natural teeth. They are made of a material that is not affected by cavities but they are attached to a part of the tooth which is vulnerable to decay, so it is always recommended a good oral hygiene based on tooth brushing 3 times a day and the use of dental floss, once a day.
Like natural teeth, we should avoid strong impacts like aggressive bites or blows with objects. As with natural teeth, enamel can crack as a result of biting hard food, nail biting or by tightening the teeth. In the veneers it will cause cracks in the ceramic that if deepened can cause a fracture. Porcelain veneers, unlike those of composite, is that they cannot be repaired and have to be replaced.