What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain used in a minimally invasive treatment option that can improve the shape, look and colour of the teeth.
If you want a more even smile, a brighter smile or simply a different smile, porcelain veneers could be the best solution. Porcelain veneers are extremely hard-wearing when attached to the enamel. When you choose porcelain veneers to improve your smile, you can choose any colour and the colour change is permanent.
Porcelain veneers recreate the natural look of the teeth. There are different types of porcelain veneers and different manufacturers. At Estudi Dental Barcelona, we work with different types of dental veneers, using dental veneers to improve the look of teeth and creating a better shape, colour or a whiter look. We can even correct teeth that are badly aligned. We can also make your teeth bigger or longer if you want and close gaps between teeth (diastema).
When are dental veneers used?
- When the patient has discoloured teeth.
- When the patient has had their teeth whitened but the treatment hasn’t managed to change the colour of the teeth or remove stains from the teeth.
- When the patient wants to alter the shape and the position of the teeth.
- When the patient wants to reconstruct part of the teeth, for example some habits such as teeth grinding (bruxism) can create wear on the teeth. Also, when the teeth have been damaged before and there are cracks or breaks in the teeth, dental veneers can recreate the size of the tooth.
There is a range of esthetic dental veneers, such as porcelain veneers with a thickness of between 0.8 and 1.5 mm. The process of adding porcelain veneers includes preparing the tooth by drilling to gradually reduce the surface of the natural teeth. This drilling is necessary to compensate for the thickness of the dental veneers and be able to attach them and make sure the teeth are the ideal size.
Ceramic veneers are an obvious choice, a conservative treatment that is attractive and becoming more popular because of the increasing demand for esthetic dentistry and the improvement in porcelain veneers.
Our team of dentists specialises in esthetic dentistry and we have many satisfied customers. We offer each patient a personal consultation to make sure they are fully satisfied before and after treatment. Trust the professionals, do not leave your health and your smile to chance.
Why use porcelain veneers instead of other types of dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers are more resistant to wear and tear and provide strength and durability similar to natural tooth enamel, as well as being highly resistant to stains. The finish on porcelain veneers is very natural, glossy and attractive. Dental veneers made from porcelain are the ideal esthetic treatment for those looking for a stunning, natural smile, a smile which also helps improve the patient’s self-esteem.