Veneer installation: Achieving the perfect smile in two steps.

What are veneers?

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Veneers are an advanced method of tooth restoration using ceramics. Their main purpose is to improve the aesthetics of the smile and change the shape, and color of the teeth. The process involves shaping the tooth or part of it, after which a special cap – a veneer – is applied to it. It is usually applied to the visible part of the tooth.

Types of veneers and their differences

There are several methods of making veneers. They can be cut from a solid piece of ceramic or created by applying layers of ceramic sequentially. The second method is more aesthetic because it uses materials of different shades and degrees of transparency, making the veneers as natural as possible and similar to real teeth. Real teeth are not monochromatic: at the base, they are dense and dark, and at the edges, they are light and transparent.

Purposes of veneers: not just aesthetics


  • The perfect solution for improving your smile. It can change the life of a person who feels insecure due to dark teeth or large gaps between them.

After orthodontic treatment:

  • Required after braces treatment to maintain the correct position of the teeth and restore their shape.

For the restoration of worn teeth:

  • They can restore worn, repeatedly restored teeth.

Medical indications for veneer installation

One of the main indications is after orthodontic treatment. When the dental arch is crooked and the teeth wear unevenly, the orthodontist aligns the teeth with braces. To maintain the results, the teeth are fixed with veneers. This is important because removing braces is not the end of treatment. It is necessary to restore the dental arch so that the teeth do not return to the wrong position. Veneers are made for the front and side teeth, providing reliable restoration and aesthetics. For example, in the case of wear of the cutting edge due to an incorrect bite, both photopolymer fillings and veneers can be used. However, the veneer has a larger bonding area and strength, making it a more reliable and aesthetic option.

How long does the veneer installation take and what stages are included in the process?

The process of installing veneers usually takes about three weeks. During the first visit, the patient is examined, and various images are taken, including 3D images. Then the design of the future smile is created, which is superimposed on the patient’s photograph. The optimal option is chosen together with the doctor. Plastic overlays with the same design as the future veneers are made for temporary prosthetics. The patient wears them until the next visit. After the final decision on the installation of veneers is made, technicians in the laboratory begin their manufacture, which takes two to three weeks. At the second visit, temporary overlays are removed, and veneers are installed.

On which teeth and how many veneers can be installed?

Veneers can be installed on any teeth in the oral cavity. Each veneer is installed individually, and there are no limitations on the “bridge” technology. The more teeth involved in the process, the more natural the result will be. The complexity increases when installing veneers on one or two teeth, but in this case, a veneer can be created that will not visually differ from the other teeth.

Is the procedure of installing veneers painful?

The procedure for installing veneers is performed under local anesthesia, so it usually does not cause pain. If necessary, sedation can also be used.

Can veneers be removed?

No, after the enamel of the tooth is trimmed, restoration is impossible. The decision to install veneers should be made consciously and responsibly.

Service life of veneers and factors affecting their durability.

Veneers are made of high-quality ceramics and are usually durable. The weak point is the cement used for fixing, which can age over time. Cement manufacturers provide a forecast for 10-20 years, but the durability of veneers depends on the quality of tooth preparation. The presence of caries, perfect isolation from moisture during fixation, and precise adherence to the adhesive protocol are important factors.

Limitations and contraindications for veneer installation.

Veneer installation is not recommended for children and adolescents whose bone formation process is not complete. Usually, veneers are considered for individuals over 23-24 years old. Contraindications include bruxism, and teeth grinding, often caused by psychological problems. Patients with good dental health should also weigh all the pros and cons of veneer installation. The decision to install veneers should be thoughtful and based on medical indications.

How to properly care for veneers?

Veneer care involves regular cleaning twice a day and professional examinations by a dentist. Avoid shocks and sharp temperature changes. Do not use veneers for biting hard foods or opening bottles. Remember that careful handling and regular care will ensure the long service life of veneers and preserve your beautiful smile.

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