COSMETIC DENTAL LAMINATES
Dental Veneers ( Dental Laminates ) can completely reshape your teeth and your smile, covering a wide variety of dental issues and imperfections.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that can be custom shaped and colored to match your teeth by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and will someday have to be replaced. However, they are very durable and will last many years, making them a great investment in your appearance and self-confidence.
Reasons for dental veneers:
Discolored or stained teeth
Teeth that are too small or large
Unwanted or uneven shapes
Pits and gaps
Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting teeth veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. First, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface, reducing it slightly to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and your dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to prep them for a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Different types of Dental Veneer
A specific brand of porcelain veneers called Lumineers® can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile with a treatment that enhances your comfort and minimizes the time of the procedure. Depending on your unique needs, the Lumineers® procedure is an extremely conservative restoration treatment that requires either minimal tooth preparation or no tooth preparation at all. Even thinner than traditional porcelain veneers, Lumineers® are composed of Cerinate® ceramic – an ultra-thin material that can typically be placed without the use of drilling or injections.
With the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers and more, Lumineers® can give you an enhanced experience along with high-quality, durable, beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers are composed of a durable, high-quality ceramic that can be matched to the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless, natural look. This common cosmetic dentistry procedure uses veneers that can be individually customized for your teeth, achieving the best possible fit as well as a beautiful appearance. The hand-layered porcelain has a dynamic quality that catches light just like the enamel of a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are often considered a minimal-prep procedure, preserving the majority of your existing tooth structure while achieving long-lasting smile rejuvenation.
Composite Veneers are a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers. Made from composite resin, they are a great way to correct small gaps and other imperfections. Composite veneers are also much easier to fit when compared to porcelain. Treatment can often be completed in one visit since there isn’t the same need for re-shaping and preparation that comes with porcelain veneers.
The CEREC® system allows to design and create custom veneers using an in-office milling unit. As a result, you do not have to wait for your veneers to be manufactured and then shipped from a third-party lab. Using the state-of-the-art CEREC® 3D software, Dentist can design your new smile in minutes. CEREC® veneers are a quick and convenient way for you to rejuvenate the appearance of your smile in just one office visit.
Zirconia porcelain veneers are often ideal for patients who have teeth that are more severely damaged or decayed. These restorations can be stronger than traditional porcelain veneers, and offer a compromised tooth some structural reinforcement. Dentists commonly uses Zirconia veneers for the back teeth, where the added strength of the material can prevent premature wear. In addition, due to the material’s extreme durability, Zirconia can be used to create dental crowns and dental implant restorations.