What are dental veneers?
My dental veneers are thin ceramic shells, similar to very thin contact lenses that are applied to the outer surface of the tooth so as to mask imperfections related to color, shape or position.
My dental veneers are exclusively handcrafted and have a thickness that can vary from 0.1mm to 0.5mm. They are manually painted one by one in order to replicate the same translucencies, transparencies and characteristics of a natural tooth. They are made through the use of a platinum leaf, the only material that can support the firing of ceramics at very high temperatures and guarantees maximum fracture resistance, as well as the possibility of reaching such thin thicknesses.
Once applied they become one with the tooth, the patient doesn’t feel them in the mouth and they don’t change in any way the habits of hygiene and daily life. Moreover, they don’t need any replacement over time as the color will not fade away nor will be stained in the long term.
My technique allows me to create the veneers without touching the tooth itself in most of the cases. Infact we work without anesthesia: that means that if in the future you are willing to remove the veneers you will be able to do it without causing any damage to the teeth.
Only two appointments are required: during the first appointment will take dental impressions, which will allow the dental technician to create the veneers individually, one by one. After about 20 days (the time required to make the veneers), we will meet again to apply them; even during this appointment anesthesia will not be necessary.
Why applying dental veneers?
The veneers are normally applied on healthy teeth which have aesthetic problems, among which:
– Discoloration (permanent spots) that cannot be improved by bleaching techniques.
– Diastemas (space between the teeth), where facets of a slightly larger size than the application surface are applied to the teeth, so as to fill the empty spaces.
– Fillings with color defects, as a result of the deterioration of white fillings. In these cases the veneers are the best solution for a long-term result. The “glassy” nature of porcelain, in fact, has the characteristic of not being pigmented, unlike composite materials.
– Teeth with shape anomalies such as the conoid shape (one of the most frequent anomalies) or where there is a need to transform the shape of one tooth into another.
– Teeth with enamel defects, such as imperfect amyogenesis. For such corrections, very sophisticated clinical and laboratory techniques are required, as well as a great technical expertise.
– Tooth wear, as a result of erosive processes: chemical (vomiting from bulimia, abuse of acidic drinks such as lemon or various types of cola), mechanical (bruxism, incorrect brushing)
– Teeth position anomalies. Rotated or misaligned teeth can be corrected by using veneers, creating an instant orthodontic effect.