Ceramic veneers

Veneers are made of thin porcelain layers, glued to the frontal tooth surface. Their thickness varies between 0.5 to 0.75mm. Veneer durability can last for many years, usually between 13-15 years. Veneers can help achieve a desirable shape and colour of a tooth.

Veneers are made of extremely durable, semi-translucent porcelain mimicking the look and feel of the natural enamel. Veneers are not prone to decay and are stain resistant, ensuring your new smile will stay invariably white for years.

ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DETAL VENEERS

Veneers are an ideal solution for people who have discoloured teeth not responding to bleaching.

Veneers may also be used to restore a partially lost tooth.

They may help alter a tooth shape, for example to extend the length of teeth. 

They allow successful concealing of:

  • cervical cavities,
  • dents and cracks in the enamel,
  • trauma-induced fractures of the incise edges,
  • unsightly fillings on frontal surfaces of the front teeth,
  • gaps between teeth,
  • enamel hypoplasia,
  • discolorations resulting from e.g. antibiotics, which cannot be removed with whitening or bleaching.

SMILE DESIGN

Prior to any aesthetic treatment (regarding the frontal teeth area), UNIDENT UNION Dental Spa always performs the following:

A SMILE ANALYSIS, also called a SMILE DESIGN, in order to:

  • make a record of pre-treatment condition of both dentiture and smile,
  • determine the overall treatment outcome.

A smile analysis checklist includes the morphological, aesthetic and functional parameters.

A SMILE ANALYSIS CHECKLIST (selected elements):

  1. Symmetry – the facial midline.
  2. Length of upper incisors exposure at rest.
  3. Zenith points.
  4. The location of interdental contact points.
  5. Incisal embrasure – analysis of tooth edge between incisors and fangs.
  6. Axle adjustment for incisors, fangs and premolars - so called axial inclinations.
  7. Tooth dimensions and proportions - gum-line shape, degree of tooth convexity degree, etc.
  8. Sex. There are differences in tooth length, shape and positioning in men and women.
  9. Age. Older people tend to have shorter teeth.
  10. Personality. Different personalities have different shape of individual teeth (softer or sharper).
  11. The lip line.

After the SMILE DESIGN analysis has been completed and the treatment plan has been adopted:

  1. A patient is shown a computer generated visualisation of the smile changes as the treatment progresses.
  2. With wax-up and mock-up removable overlays a patient can try-in and visualise a mock-up of their final smile (to see the shape and colour of their teeth).
  3. For the duration of the treatment, a patient receives high-quality temporary crowns for an immediate aesthetic improvement.

ADVANTAGES OF VENEERS

  1. Veneers maintain their natural colour and shine and are not prone to discolouration.
  2. They don't require the extensive shaping or removal of the tooth hard tissue prior to the procedure.
  3. They enable exceptional tight edge adherence.
  4. They are highly resistant to wear.
  5. They offer a very pleasing aesthetically result.
  6. They are compatible with the denture tissue.
  7. They greatly improve a patient's comfort after the treatment has been completed.
  8. They give a patient a ‘white smile’ for years.

CONTRINDICATIONS FOR VENEERS:

  • malocclusions (bruxism, clenching, bad habits such as biting nails, pencils, etc.),
  • too short teeth,
  • gum and denture diseases,
  • significant proneness to decay,
  • teeth with severe enamel wear or with insufficient enamel quality,
  • lack of proper oral hygiene.

Pictured: Monika Olejniczak, student of dentistry at the Medical Academy in Wrocław, daughter of Iwona Gnach-Olejniczak