Porcelain veneers – Emax Veneers

carillas de porcelana y composite
The composite veneers are placed directly on the natural tooth, using a resin in several layers, while the porcelain veneers are manufactured in the laboratory. Durability is another big difference, composite veneers usually last between 2 and 5 years,as they deteriorate with use, as oppose to porcelain veneers that last between 8 and 10 years without deteriorating.
Not at all, nowadays porcelain veneers are getting thinner, so tooth carving is minimal. It is a simple treatment, fast and without pain.
Porcelain veneers require the same maintenance as natural teeth. They are made of a material that is not affected by cavities but they are attached to a part of the tooth which is vulnerable to decay, so it is always recommended a good oral hygiene based on tooth brushing 3 times a day and the use of dental floss, once a day.
Like natural teeth, we should avoid strong impacts like aggressive bites or blows with objects. As with natural teeth, enamel can crack as a result of biting hard food, nail biting or by tightening the teeth. In the veneers it will cause cracks in the ceramic that if deepened can cause a fracture. Porcelain veneers, unlike those of composite, is that they cannot be repaired and have to be replaced.
If it has become detached but still in one piece, it can be re-cemented, otherwise, the whole process needs to be repeated from the beginning. The patient’s tooth is provisionally replaced by a composite veneer while the porcelain veneers are being made.
If you would like a teeth whitening, it must done before the veneers treatment because the tone of the ceramic will match the tone of  teeth prior the whitening.

At Crooke & Laguna Dental Clinic we offer you a solution to improve the aesthetics by rehabilitation the whole mouth by changes in colour, shape and / or size that have occurred as a result of dyes, malformations or fractures.

For example in patients with bruxism, teeth stained or large changes in colour or dental anatomy (change the shape if we do not like or close spaces between the teeth after a periodontal disease).

The technique requires thoroughness, since the carving is minimal (and in some cases non-existent), and the cementing has to carry a rigorous protocol.

  • Conservative treatment: the carving is minimal, and in some cases it is not necessary to carve.
  • Improves the aesthetics of the smile.
  • Changes in teeth color that is resistant to bleaching.
  • It conceals small alterations in the position of the teeth.
  • Restores the anatomy of the tooth in cases of wear, fractures or malformations.
  • It covers the cracks in teeth aged or affected by bruxism or tightening.

  1. Taking records: models of teeth, bite, photos, x-rays.
  2. Approximately in 10 days we have a wax model with the proposed treatment for the patient. It is a preview of the result, it can be tested in the patient’s mouth and it can even be taken home to discuss the outcome with friends and family. If it is necessary, we change what is appropriate and give an appointment for the day of dental preparation and making definitive records.
  3. Appointment of about 90 min to prepare the teeth and make definitive records. The patient goes home with some temporary care.
  4. After 15 days the final veneers are placed and they are reviewed again in 7-10 days to check occlusion and remove possible cement remains.

If we are going to work on both jaws, they will be done independently, not at the same time, in order to correctly adjust the occlusion.

Patients with veneers should undergo manual cleaning in ceramic areas to avoid scratching, or use rubber tips on the ultrasound.

The time for the completion of treatment will depend on the aesthetic needs of each case.

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