Veneers - the secret of the Hollywood Celebrity Stars

Today there are several alternatives to crowns - one of the possibilities are veneers which are thin layers of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of teeth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. Veneers can lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, close spaces and/or provide a uniform color, shape, symmetry, etc.

This technnique is the most elegant achievement of aesthetic dentistry - a porcelain veneer achieves the highest aesthetic result: most closely matching the light handling properties of natural teeth.

There are 2 possibilities for the usage of veneers:

  • Without any drilling - veneers are placed on top of teeth. Treatment is less invasive, but as teeth are not reduced in size, the tooth thickness will increase.
  • About 0,3-1 mm of enamel from the tooth surface will be removed - this is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer.

Applications

  • treating tooth defects
  • cosmetic corrections of discolored teeth
  • corrections of damaged teeth (worn down, chipped or broken)
  • correction of misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
  • reduction or closure of gaps between teeth
  • correction of centerline-margins without orthodontics

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