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Your front tooth is slightly chipped or crooked, has different color (badly stained teeth) or is unevenly spaced (there are gaps, diastimas). At the same time you cannot put up with this, because you insist on having a beautiful and healthy smile? In this case porcelain veneers (laminates) are the solution for you. They are wafer-thin lamintates or shells of tooth-coloured material (either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material), which are "cemented" to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.

Porcelain veneers placing procedure

Before we take any step towards porcelain veneers placing you should make an informative visit. This is the time when we discuss the effect you wish to achieve and whether a veneer is the option for you. If there are obstacles to placing veneers (such as big fillings, predisposition to caries, deep bite, ect.) we would offer you another option – porcelain crowns for example. If, however, you are eager to find that out before that first visit, we are ready to answer all your questions and review all your uploaded pictures via the "quote" page.
It is important that you take an active role in the planning of your smile design. We need to understand your requirements and what you want from a smile. We may offer a digital smile preview so that you can see what your smile will look like prior to having the procedure. It is important that you understand the corrective limitations of the procedure as well. Once we have decided on veneer placing and the preferred changes, we take impression for a wax-up and temporaries, which will then be designed accordingly. We reflect the temporaries on your wax-up so that a notion about the appearance of the permanent veneers is obtained and any necessary changes to it are made.
Your desired veneer is placed in two visits. The first time you get your tooth prepared and a temporary veneer inserted. This way you see the result of the temporary veneer and you may wish to make any further adjustments. The next time your permanent veneer is inserted.
It is important to have in mind that sometimes before you get your new porcelain veneer you might go through orthodontic treatment, e.g. braces or Invisalign. Should you have a tooth too far away from the tooth next to it, we will need to reposition it in order to avoid the veneer to appear too wide or thick.

Composite Veneers

You like the effect of porcelain veneers but you are looking for something cheaper? There is alternative to the porcelain veneers – the composite veneers. The effect of placing them is comparatively the same in terms of aesthetic appearance (although porcelain veneers look more natural and translucent).

Yet compsite veneers differ when the question is about the implied technique and the lifetime of the construction. Unlike the porcelain veneer, the composite one requires consequently layering and curing of composite material with different shade and opacity. Besides, composite veneers are less resistant to abrasion, more prone to staining and have shorter longevity. Maintaining good oral hygiene ensures the long-term aesthetic success of the composite veneer.

Composite veneers are ideal to treat small chips as they preserve more of your natural tooth structure.

Composite veneers vs. porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most popular choice as they are a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart. As well as that porcelain veneers look more natural and translucent.
Composite veneers are more prone to staining, but they are cheaper. However, they can turn out to be more expensive in the long run as their longevity is less and they will need to be replaced more often. For comparison, porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, whereas in the case of composite veneers - around two years at the most. Thus, composite veneers are ideal for small chips provided that their treatment preserves more of your natural tooth structure.
However, to make your veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene programme and visit your dentist for check – ups on a regular base

Lumineers Veneers

Lumineers are highly effective in dealing with stained teeth. They are usually described as the next generation veneers, which don't require drilling. Traditional porcelain veneers give teeth a perfect look, but they are time-consuming to produce and fit. In comparison, placing Lumineer only takes two visits to the dentist – you get your new smile in less than a week.

Lumineers can reshape your smile completely. We use them to cover the gaps between teeth and to enhance the appearance of worn-down and discolored teeth. They are contact-lenses thin covering for your original teeth. The procedure of fitting them is quick and painless. As they are made of advanced Cerinate porcelain, which allows them to be very thin, your teeth need no or very little shaping and grounding down to accommodate them. They don't require any decrease in the vulnerable tooth structure or any anesthesia when placing them. Moreover, Lumineers has been clinically attested as the sole porcelain veneers to survive for more than twenty years. Their effect is long-term whitening and no yellowing or blemishing.


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