A veneer is in effect a covering. In dentistry, the veneer is made of ceramic or plastic. They are usually fitted to cover the front teeth.
The first veneers were already being used in the 1930s. Back then, they were particularly popular in the film industry and were simply fitted over the natural teeth. Since then, the process for making and attaching veneers has continuously developed. The adhesion method has been optimised and the risk of losing a veneer today is extremely low. Nowadays, they last as long as a crown. Veneers are definitely not a fashion reserved for Hollywood stars, as attractive teeth are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life.
They are an alternative to bleaching, as they cover up the discolouration on the teeth.
The ceramic veneer is placed over part of the tooth. So that it matches the appearance of the other teeth, a layer of the natural tooth is ground away in the case of a prep veneer. In most cases, around 0.5-0.8 mm are removed from the tooth. Thus only a small amount of the tooth is removed and little of the healthy tooth substance is lost.
As soon as the tooth has been prepared, the dentist can take an impression. This impression is then used by the dental technician to make a ceramic veneer. The patient is fitted with a temporary veneer made of plastic until the ceramic veneer is ready.
With a new method, the non-prep veneer, none of the tooth surface needs to be removed any more.
Our dentists have high professional standards and use high-quality materials. It is therefore natural for us to provide a guarantee for prosthetic work and inlays that extends far beyond the two years required by law.
If you have any questions regarding veneers, we will be happy to advise you about the exact procedure and costs of the treatment in a personal meeting.
Ceramic veneers are light-conducting and are adapted to the patient's tooth colour. With veneers, the patient has harmonious, attractive teeth, as discolouration, gaps and misalignments are hidden. In addition, the ceramic is stable, does not work loose and is bio-compatible.
Bad habits such as teeth grinding, pencil chewing or extremely hard biting can affect the durability of veneers.
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