Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems. For some people, superficial stains do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. In these situations, a porcelain veneer may be the best option .
Material : All-porcelain
Product : E-Max ( ivoclar vivadent )
Appointment required : 2 – 3 visits
Days required in Bali : at least 7 days
This step is very important, because in this step patient and the dentist can have same perspective about the process and final result.
- Intra-oral examination
The dentist will check your clinical teeth, take a mould for top and bottom teeth to get your stone-model.
- Photography step
Photograph will help the dentist and the laboratory to make a smile design that proportional to your face and smile line.
The dentist and laboratory will make a wax-up on your stone-model. The wax-up is the rough prototype of your veneers.
The dentist will transfer the wax-up to your teeth, so you will know how your teeth and smile will look like.
- Teeth Preparation
The dentist will give you anesthesia first and start the preparation. Actually it just took 0,5 mm of your teeth, but this is depends on the case.
- Take a mould
After the preparation is done, the dentist will take a mould and your bite-record
- Color selection
The dentist will show you the shades-guide, so you can choose what color do you want to your veneers.
- Temporary veneers
The dentist will transfer the previous wax-up to your teeth as a temporary veneers for 5-7 days until your veneers done from the laboratory.
(note: some case will no need a temporary)
The dentist will remove the temporary and bond your veneers one by one. The dentist will make sure the precision and you still can floss your teeth.
Veneers maintenance / After Care
- Keep your oral hygiene health (brush and floss)
- Don’t use your veneers to bite something hard
(ex/ : do not eat apple directly by bite it with your veneer’s teeth.)
- If your veneer feel out accidentally, keep it. If the veneer condition is still good, the dentist can bond it again to your teeth.