Do you want to dazzle with a beautiful smile, but your teeth aren't perfect? Do you have that problem where one tooth is slightly chipped or growing in a way that it's shorter or longer than the others? For many people, such issues may seem impossible to overcome. However, modern dentistry no longer faces these challenges. Nowadays, there are technologies available that allow for the rapid resolution of the aforementioned issues and enable the enhancement of the appearance of natural teeth. The shape or direction of tooth growth can now be configured almost arbitrarily, and our clinic specializes in this among other things.
The mentioned veneers are covers for teeth that allow for the correction of tooth or teeth shape. Currently, composite veneers and porcelain veneers can be distinguished. At Luxdentica Dental Center, we offer both porcelain and composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most commonly chosen by patients. They are not susceptible to discoloration; in the case of porcelain veneers, frequent consumption of coffee or smoking does not lead to tooth discoloration.
How much do veneers cost? The cost of veneers (the cost of veneer placement) depends on several factors. However, one thing is certain - with veneers, we can change the appearance of our teeth, making our smile more beautiful. Before applying veneers, teeth are usually ground down. This can create an excellent foundation for veneer application. However, you can also choose to apply veneers without prior grinding. In this case, before applying veneers, the patient should consult a doctor who will be applying such veneers. It cannot be denied that in the case of veneers with prior grinding, there is some intervention in the tooth structure. However, it should be noted that both porcelain veneers and composite veneers improve the aesthetics of our smile. This automatically boosts our confidence, making our lives easier. Why is it worth applying veneers:
The prices we offer are truly competitive compared to other dental clinics operating in our country. It's challenging for us to provide a specific price list for individual services. For example, when it comes to ceramic veneers or composite veneer application, we always approach each case differently. Patients may sometimes require unconventional treatment. It has often been the case that a patient came in with one problem, but in reality, it was necessary to address issues the patient wasn't even aware of before.
Beautiful and straight teeth improve appearance and contribute to increased satisfaction with one's life. In many cases, they break previously existing psychological barriers and obstacles, and a pearly white beautiful smile greatly facilitates daily functioning. Aesthetic dentistry was created to make visual changes to your smile when you're not entirely satisfied with the appearance of your teeth. They may be healthy but, for example, they are discolored, uneven, or too short. In such cases, we can use one of many methods to improve their appearance. The simplest, fastest, and effective tool can be the use of veneers.
Veneers are carefully matched to the color and overall shape of existing teeth, which makes their appearance very close to natural while significantly improving the overall smile aesthetics.
When can a dentist recommend using tooth veneers? It's worth considering the following situations:
Veneers mask the grayness of teeth or other discolorations such as translucent root canals or old discolored tooth fillings. They are also applied to lengthen teeth or, for example, in the case of orthodontic treatment, to align teeth.
Dental offices offer several different types of tooth veneers. The proper selection depends on the patient's individual needs, desired appearance, and the budget allocated for dental treatment.
Veneers are made from various materials, which affect their durability and aesthetic qualities. We distinguish:
Veneers are crafted from various materials, but porcelain veneers are the most widespread and highly regarded by patients. Porcelain veneers are considered the best among various types of veneers in terms of resistance to discoloration. They also exhibit the most natural shine, closely resembling healthy teeth. They are also more durable than veneers made of composite resin.
They require tooth grinding before placement: approximately 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters of the tooth's surface. This grinding is done to adequately prepare the tooth for veneer application. The grinding before veneer placement aims to eliminate imperfections in the natural tooth's crown. To create space for the veneers in the interdental spaces, minimal grooves are made on the lateral surfaces of the teeth. Thanks to these gentle and minimally invasive procedures, the transition from the veneer to the tooth is not visible in the end result.
Advantages of Veneers with Tooth Preparation
Non-prep veneers are very thin (0.2-0.3 mm) pieces made of high-quality porcelain, which are bonded to the external part of the teeth. Creating porcelain veneers without prior tooth grinding is the least invasive and entirely painless method. The procedure involves taking an impression from the patient or scanning the patient's own teeth using a prosthetic scanner inside the mouth. Based on this data, a set of veneers is custom-made for each patient.
Advantages of Non-Prep Veneers (Without Tooth Grinding)
The first stage is consultation and preparation. During the initial visit, after determining the patient's needs and the scope of treatment, the dentist takes diagnostic impressions or scans the patient's teeth with a prosthetic scanner. If necessary, dental plaque is also removed during this visit.
The next step is designing the new shape of the future teeth, which is based on photos and videos taken individually for the patient. Videos allow us to see many aesthetic aspects that are not noticeable in still images.
The next stage is the so-called mock-up, which involves the initial fitting and assessment of appearance. During this visit, the patient evaluates how the veneers will ultimately look. At this stage, it is still possible to make any necessary corrections and aesthetic adjustments.
The final stage is veneer placement, which involves attaching the veneers to the teeth. The procedure is painless and non-invasive, and the results are visible immediately after its completion.
Many people choose to have only their front teeth veneered (upper and/or lower) because they are the most visible. During the dental consultation, we provide full information regarding the number of veneers needed for the procedure, shaping their form, and selecting a color that closely matches the natural teeth. Sometimes, if the patient is satisfied with the appearance of other teeth, the dentist may only fit individual veneers as needed.