Veneers are transparent, metal-free layers made of ceramics, which help you to retain a perfect, flawless appearance on the visible surface of the teeth. These absolutely natural looking covering layers are shaped in a dental technician lab individually for you. Veneers are recommended if the teeth damaged in an accident or are chipped, broken off or discoloured in the frontal area. The tooth enamel is only skimmed by 0,3 to 0,7 mm and the cutting edge – if necessary - by ca. 1 mm reduced. This technique combines two crucial advantages: only a humble loss of natural tooth substance and excellent long-term aesthetic results.
Before and After
Veneer is a sheer, translucent ceramic layer for the teeth which is glued to the tooth surface, especially to frontal teeth, with special glue. The layer is made of ceramics (porcelain). The insertion of a ceramic layer does not impose any health risks in general as the ceramics material is a highly tolerable for the body. Problems may only appear in the case of massively phosporised tooth enamel. With the help of Veneers you can correct slight malposition, gaps between teeth, dissatisfying colour of the teeth or local discolouring. Through veneers an optimal appearance of the teeth can be obtained. The colour of the teeth can be corrected individually.
Veneer is the English word for "covering" or "obscliding".
At hand data of long-term clinical study prove that in 6 years only 2% of ceramics veneers drop away. This positive balance led to high appreciation of the process by the German Association for Teeth, Mouth and Jaw Medicine.
Fully ceramic restoration
Ceramics passes light through, exists in different colours, is chemically inert, which means that it does not dissolve in the mouth and therefore biologically well-tolerable. It presents a really aesthetic picture. Ceramics is feasible for laid in fillings (Inlays), onlays, partial crown, veneers (frontal layers in case of discolouring) crowns and bridges. silite ceramics (frontal teeth, premolar), oxide ceramics (premolar, molar), zircon oxide ceramics (crowns and bridges in the side area).
Veneers enable you to correct discolouring, malposition as well as having a totally new tooth colour. In general old artificial fillings and side build-ups are removed.
A thin layer (0,3-1,0mm) is skimmed from the tooth enamel. This preparation is performed based on the given anatomical condition with the aim of obtaining optimal, aesthetic and durable result. A dental impression follows. The temporary supply follows with plastic veneers. The dental technician produces the veneer with the help of this model and hands it over to the dentist to put it in. After trial in the mouth the tooth is cleaned and in the ideal case drained with the help of a dental dam. The tooth enamel is cauterized; eventually free lying dentin is treated with a so called dentin adhesive. The ceramic veneer is treated and salinized with a special ceramic cauterizing gel to guarantee the adhesion of composite plastic glue. Gluing ceramics to the teeth is quite time-consuming and lasts with all preparatory measures about 30 minutes.
If and when lab costs of veneer production is reimbursed by the insurance company is a controversial question. This happens mainly only in cases when it is provided not only for aesthetic reasons but as a medical treatment.
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