Ceramic Veneers - Optimizing Your Smile!

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Goldinlay

Why do so many dentists still recommend dental materials made of metals?

The reason can be explained very quickly. Metallic materials can be cemented, and this is a relatively quick procedure in terms of regular dentistry. Ceramics must be glued, which dentists call “bonding.”

Compared to cementing, bonding is a laborious process. Many dentists do not follow the manufacturer’s instructions and rarely use cofferdam, for example. Furthermore, they try to shorten the bonding procedure by skipping important bonding components. This, in combination with imprecise work, leads ceramics’ bad reputation.

Dental ceramics have had a permanent place in dentistry for a good 20 years!

Today, veneers, ceramic inlays, and ceramic crowns are scientifically recognized treatment options. However, the correct handling of these materials is essential! Ask your doctor if he has a lot of experience working with ceramics; otherwise, a gold inlay is probably the better choice!

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Veneer Beschliff

Facing teeth with veneers without drilling? Not so!

Whether drilling is necessary depends primarily on the tooth’s position rather than on the thickness of the ceramic jackets. Veneers are a bit thicker than "non prep Veneers". Based on the enormous developments in materials engineering, it is possible to produce razor-thin, unbreakable ceramics nowadays. This is why veneers have become thinner and thinner. The term “non prep Veneers” was established among experts because the ceramic jackets were almost “translucent.”

Unfortunately, advertising for razor-thin non prep Veneers is now often accompanied by the claim that no drilling is necessary on the tooth. However, this is incorrect because whether drilling is involved or not doesn’t depend on the thickness of the ceramic jackets, but on the position of your tooth.

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Veneer

Veneers – what is involved in the procedure?

It all begins with a planning phase, called the wax-up. This is followed by bleaching if there are severe discolorations. During the preparation phase, a very thin layer of dental enamel (0.3 – 1.0 mm) may be removed if necessary. After the preparation phase, an impression is taken and a bite cast is produced. Afterwards, a temporary provision with plastic veneers is made. After a week, the temporary veneers are removed and the ceramic veneers made by the dental technician are placed.

In modern dentistry, it is possible to correct teeth through minimally invasive procedures and trimming a crown through sanding is rarely necessary. However, such highly advanced aesthetic work requires a well-established team.

The costs of “ceramic veneers” vary considerably!

You can get veneers starting at about 500 € a piece and going as high as 1,500 € a piece. Prices have nothing to do with the ceramic veneers themselves, but with the effort expended during the preparation phase, including the wax-up, the selection of the individual color with the dental technician, and the bonding procedure.

Click here to see the video: Porcelain Veneers

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