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Porcelain Veneers - Complete Guide

What are the Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin "peels" of reinforced dental porcelain which are glued to the outer surface of the teeth by the bonding method.

This adhesion requires minimal or no grinding of the teeth, which made it stand out.

Porcelain veneers belong to the field of aesthetic dentistry.

It is important to note that they are much more resistant to pigments than other veneers. In addition they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.


From what material are they made of?

The material used to make them is porcelain, a material much more durable than the other veneer materials.

Porcelain and effectively porcelain veneers do not lose their color over time and they have a very high resistance to breakage.



When do we use them?

Porcelain veneers are used:

When a patient has sparse teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct the position of the front teeth and thus upgrade the aesthetics of your teeth and avoid orthodontic treatment.

When we want to restore the shape of your teeth that are worn or broken. Porcelain veneers can help because they can cover these teeth and restore aesthetics.  

When you have bad looking or old dental fillings and we want to cover them.

When we want to move the teeth to the right position

Finally, we can use porcelain veneers in combination with whitening techniques to achieve teeth whitening.


Porcelain Veneers - Procedure

What is the procedure?

Obtaining a porcelain veneer usually requires 3 visits to the dentist.

One or more teeth can be subjected to the coating procedure described below at the same time.


How we diagnose and schedule the treatment?

This first step requires your active participation. Explain to your dentist the result you are trying to achieve.

During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure the porcelain veneers are right for you and discuss what the procedure will entail and some of its limitations.

The dentist may also take x-rays of your mouth and teeth.


Construction of the Porcelain Veneers

To prepare a tooth, your dentist will remove some of the tooth surface. The removed quantity equal to the thickness of the veneer that will be placed on that tooth.

Before removing the enamel, you and your dentist will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area.

Afterwards the dentist will capture your tooth "impressions" and they will send them to the laboratory for construction.

This will take up to 2 weeks.


Placement of the Porcelain Veneers

Before the porcelain is permanently placed on your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it to examine its application and color.

To prepare your teeth, your doctor will have to clean them and polish them - to allow for a strong bonding process.

A special "paste" is applied to veneer and then it is placed on your tooth. Once properly placed, your dentist will apply a special beam of light which will activate the chemicals causing it to harden very quickly.

The final steps include removing any excess materials and the final adjustment of the look.


Porcelain Veneers - Advantage & Disadvantages

What are the advantages?

The advantages are the following:

  1. Porcelain veneers are placed on the surface of the tooth and not on the entire tooth like a crown.
  2. They are completely biocompatible (non-toxic)
  3. Porcelain increases the hardness and durability of your teeth 
  4. Excellent aesthetic and visual result
  5. They can be placed in cases where other veneers cannot
  6. They are bonded with the bonding technique and thus do not affect the tooth at the structural level


What are the disadvantages?

The disadvantages are:

  1. It is more expensive because there are intermediate costs such as laboratory costs.
  2. Bonding is time consuming because it requires complete control of environmental humidity.
  3. The use of a microscope is required to maintain as much of the tooth surface as possible during grinding.
  4. Before using them, the patient's gums and teeth are required to be evaluated, as well as other necessary cosmetic treatments in order to have the right result.


Porcelain Veneers - Pain

Do they hurt?

The process does not hurt at all since local anesthesia is done. At the same time, the removal of the tooth surface is very conservative.


Porcelain veneers - Grinding

Can they be placed without any grinding?

Porcelain veneers involve the use of a special grinding wheel for their placement but can be omitted under certain conditions such as when the tooth does not show discoloration or does not protrude.

In case the above does not apply, the dentist will need more space and tooth thickness to bond it.


Porcelain Veneers vs Teeth whitening

What is better?

Whether you choose teeth whitening or porcelain veneers depends directly on the condition of your teeth.

For example, if your teeth are discolored, then teeth whitening can not help you. Therefore we need to use porcelain veneers.

To find out which of the two you can do, a diagnostic test should be done at our dental clinic in Glyfada.


Porcelain faces on crooked teeth

Can i have them if i have crooked teeth?

Yes, you can generally place porcelain veneers on crooked teeth, but that depends on how crooked your teeth are and what you want to achieve.

This question can be answered by the dentist if a diagnostic test is performed.


Porcelain veneers - Durability & care

How long do they last?

Porcelain veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After that, they will need to be replaced.


Do they need Special treatment or care?

Porcelain veneers do not require special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as usual.

Although porcelain veneers are resistant to pigments, your dentist may recommend that you should avoid staining foods and beverages (for example coffee, tea or red wine).


Alternative Solutions

Are there any alternative solutions?

Yes, the alternatives to the veneers are the dental crowns. The veneers offer a nice intermediate choice. They can be better suited for people who want to change the shape of their teeth.

If you want to learn more about this treatment, you can contact us with the following:

Phone:  2114167676

Email:  info@marialalousi.com

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