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Fed up of an Unsightly Grin, Is your Smile getting you down, why not consider Dental Veneers?
These are custom-made ceramic facings that cover the front of discoloured, chipped and cracked teeth. Minimal preparation of tooth is required for our ceramists to hand craft your veneer from lithium disilicate (a type of porcelain) materials to portray a bright, beautiful and natural smile. See our portfolio.
What are they?
Veneers are like false finger nails for teeth. They are thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to teeth.
Why are they used?
Veneers are used to mask discoloured, chipped, cracked, poorly shaped and positioned teeth. Rapid advances in ceramic technology and resin bonding systems has revolutionised the smile design concept. Preparation varies from patient to patient. If required our Dentists carry out minimal reduction (0.5-1.0mm) for our ceramist to create your perfect smile. The materials used by our ceramists to create your veneers provide the most aesthetic man made alternative to natural tooth tissue.
Initial consultation, assessment and planning will occur with one of our Dentists. The options appropriate to your case will be thoroughly discussed with you. Preoperative pictures and tooth shade will be taken and the smile design process is initiated. Impressions will be taken to allow our ceramist to provide a diagnostic wax up, this will physically allow you to visualise and approve the intended outcome.
At your second visit the teeth to be veneered will be minimally prepared. An impression will be taken and sent to our ceramist along with your smile design and custom prescription. Temporary veneers are constructed to provide you with an aesthetic provisional restoration, already improving your smile. In the mean time a Smile Cliniq ceramist will hand craft your final veneers.
At the final visit the provisional veneers are carefully removed, and your custom made veneers tried in. A thorough quality control programme is initiated to ensure that you receive a Smile Cliniq product of premier quality. You will be shown the veneers at this try in stage. Once you confirm that you are pleased with the appearance and fit, your Dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth.
Types of Veneers
We offer many types of veneers but prefer composite or Emax Veneers.
Ivoclar Vivadent’s patented lithium disilicate material is truly a revolution for the dental industry. Never before has a material been able to combine high strength, high aesthetics and ease of use into one product, until now.
Emax veneers are a form of high strength porcelain veneers that are custom made and bonded to teeth to improve the aesthetics and or stregth of the teeth or to enhance their function.
Emax veneers are pressed ceramic and their high strength and durability make it possible to produce them in very thin layers allowing little or no preparation (drilling) of the teeth. This is one of the biggest advantages of Emax veneers and hence avoiding drilling the teeth to peg shapes as can be the case with more conventional porcelain veneers. This also allows much stronger bond between the veneer and tooth. This is because the bonding is with the enamel which is stronger than bonding to dentine (the inner part of the tooth).
Recall and Review
It may take a couple of days for you to become accustomed to your new veneers. You will be invited to return a few weeks after the provision of your veneers to review your oral health status, condition of veneers and feed back of the cosmetic result. It is important to employ a strict oral hygiene regime encompassing professional hygiene intervention. You will be shown the most appropriate method to ensure optimal oral health. As with any treatment regular recall and review is essential to ensure the status of your veneers.
It is generally accepted that between 1 in 5 and 1 in 8 teeth veneered or crowned go on to become non-vital and require a root canal treatment at some stage and this can be many many years after the initial crown. Rarely, veneers may also fracture or debond and further work maybe required.
For those patients that suffer from dental anxiety, we offer Conscious IV Sedation to help you feel more relaxed during treatment.