Veneers are small prostheses (in the form of thin plates) made of ceramics or the composite filling material used to veneer the teeth' anterior surface. Standard ceramic veneers start at 0.6 mm thickness. However, there are also so-called "thin veneers" in dentistry - they are made from Emax glass-ceramics. They have a thickness of 0.3-0.4 mm, which in some cases makes it possible to place them without tooth preparation. There is also an option of ultra-thin front teeth veneers called Lumineers that start at 0.2 mm thickness.What are the benefits of Veneers?
Correction of teeth with veneers allows you to improve their color and shape, will enable you to change the inclination and position in the dentition, and also makes it possible to eliminate wide interdental spaces.
Anterior veneers allow you to correct:
What are the types of Veneers?
- a chip of the incisal edge;
- enhance tooth color that cannot be corrected by chemical bleaching;
- correct tooth shape;
- eliminate the spaces between the teeth;
- moderate curvature of the teeth, which you want to fix without orthodontic intervention.
Veneers can be "direct" (composite) and "indirect" (orthopedic). Cedar Park Dental Wellness composite veneers are made by Dr.Yunusov - from conventional composite filling material. They are much cheaper, and their aesthetics and service life are much more modest than higher-quality indirect ceramic veneers.
All our orthopedic indirect veneers are made by our dental laboratory - mainly from various ceramics types. The most commonly used ceramics for veneers are porcelain, lithium disilicate, or zirconium dioxide. Such ceramic veneers are extremely popular because they allow for great dental aesthetics (as seen in Hollywood stars).Which teeth can get Veneers?
Veneers can be made not for all teeth, but only for ten upper front teeth and eight front lower teeth. These limitations are associated with a high chewing load in the area of large chewing teeth.Contraindications for Veneers placement:
- increased abrasion of teeth of 2 degrees and higher;
- lack of chewing teeth (sixth, seventh);
- extreme lifestyle (boxing and other contact sports);
- the presence of bruxism;
- bad habits - biting threads or nails, opening a beer with your teeth;
- teeth previously treated with resorcinol-formalin;
- severe destruction of the lingual (inner) surface of the tooth;
- the presence of a medium or large filling on the lingual surface of the tooth;
- malocclusion (direct or reverse).