Natural Looking Thin Tooth Veneers
Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams with Porcelain Veneers
If you have one or more teeth that are crooked, broken, too small, or discoloured, then you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry can offer you a choice of solutions for these problems. With veneers, you could have a whole new smile in just three visits to your dentist in Preston.
Veneers are tiny, thin, shells of porcelain that cover the front of a tooth and conceal chips, cracks, misalignment, and discolouration. Veneers are indistinguishable from natural teeth, since they are made of multilayered translucent porcelain and custom-designed for each individual patient
Crooked teeth can appear straighter; unattractive colours can be hidden; chipped edges can be fixed; gaps can be filled; and teeth can be reshaped, repaired, and restored — all with veneers.
Depending on the extent of your cosmetic concerns, you may be a good candidate for minimal-prep veneers. Often called no-prep veneers, these restorations are much thinner than traditional veneers and do not require extensive enamel removal. They are often a good option for patients who are considering porcelain veneers but want a more conservative treatment. Commonly used brands of minimal-prep veneers include LUMINEERS®, Vivaneers™, and DURAthin®.
Lumineer Veneers are digitally designed to be ultra-thin (about as thin as a contact lens), so they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth to deliver a natural looking smile. Traditional veneers are generally thicker, and thus require more irreversible removal of tooth structure. The extensive preparation technique frequently requires shots anaesthesia to minimise sensitivity, and typically involves placement of acrylic temporaries for over two weeks between visits.
Vivaneer veneers are carefully hand-waxed to shape the ideal contours. After waxing, the Vivaneer is invested and pressed with a high-strength ceramic ingot called Prismatik ThinPress™, which is capable of pressing ceramic veneers as thin as 0.3 mm! Depending on the shade choice, these veneers allow for translucent or opaque shading with complete chair-side shade flexibility. Because of its extra-high strength, Vivaneers can also be used for bonded full crowns.
DURAthin veneers are very thin porcelain veneers designed to adhere directly to the front of the teeth without removing any enamel! This means for some people, we can design the smile of their dreams without even drilling on their natural teeth. If you ever wanted to have these veneers removed, your natural smile would still be in tact!
Experience Matters When Choosing A Veneers Dentist
Do it once , Do it right – the importance of seeking quality dental care
For over two decades Lane Ends Dental Practice has been one of the nation’s leading providers of cosmetic and implant dentistry. Perhaps the single biggest reason is the extensive experience of our cosmetic dentists in performing highly complex Smile Makeovers (using all-porcelain veneers and crowns).
Dr. Kaviani selects the right material for each tooth based on the individual needs of the person involved. This is important because some people can be allergic to certain types of dental materials. Beyond that, some types of dental veneers are better for fixing crooked teeth, while others are better for adding volume to a smile. It is not uncommon for Dr. Kaviani to use two or more different types of veneers for the same person to make sure they get the exact right look and feel for their mouth, while of course ensuring that the colour is perfect throughout.
two dentists with the same qualifications can use the exact same brand to make the same type of smile and they’ll end up looking completely different. It all has to do with the skill and artistic eye of the dentist. Some people spend a fortune on a new smile only to come home with empty pockets and a disappointing smile.
What Are the Risks of Veneers?
In rare instances, veneers can chip or crack, in which case they would have to be replaced. The primary reason this occurs is clenching or grinding teeth at night. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, you may be asked to wear a protective night-guard when you go to bed. Many people who grind their teeth in their sleep don’t even know it, but your dentist will be able to tell you if you are one of those people from the wear on your teeth.
For conventional porcelain veneers, enamel is removed in the procedure, the process is not reversible, and you may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods for the same reason. For Lumineers veneers, enamel is not removed in most cases, and the process is reversible, if for some reason you wanted your old smile back.
Since porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chipping, they are generally more expensive. Lumineers are a particularly popular type of porcelain veneers that do not require your teeth to be shaved and can even be placed over crown or bridgework. A custom-made set of Lumineers veneers can be installed in 2-3 visits and is proven to last over 20 years.
Before you get Veneers !
- Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Your dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed.
- Veneers are not always a good choice for patients who clench or grind their teeth, because the thin veneers may chip or break. If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest you wear a dental night guard while sleeping.
- Although your dentist removes as little tooth enamel as possible for veneers, the process cannot be undone once the enamel is removed.
- It is possible for veneers to come loose over time. In that case, new ones might be needed or they can possibly be re-bonded into place.
- As with all your dental care, discuss all your expectations and treatment options with your veneer dentist. Regular dental visits are a must for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.