Lumineers, Empress Veneers and Elite Veneers
In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, modify the shade, size and anatomy or to protect a damaged or weak tooth surface before it breaks. The main type of material used to fabricate a veneer, is porcelain. The beauty result of a porcelain veneer can only be created by a detailed and non invasive tooth preparation by a Cosmetic Dentist.
Veneers on the Study Model for patient presentation Front and Back view
I. Clinical Case. Actual patient of Dr. Celis
Diagnosis: 29 years old male patient with extensive decayed and gross poor fillings done years ago in the upper front teeth showing leakage and discoloration.
Treatment plan: Elite veneers prepared on the front upper teeth. Gum Laser done on the rigth tooth in order to create same gum level and tooth height with the adjacent one.
Veneers bonded A winner Smile!
II. Clinical Case. Actual patient of Dr. Celis
Diagnosis: 41 years old female patient with severe worn down enamel on the upper front six teeth. Patient has severe sensitivity to air and cold due to lack of enamel.
Treatment plan: Empress Veneers prepared on the upper six front teeth. Patient had Zoom plus whitening one week before teeth preparation.
Veneers bonded Teeth and Bite restored
Here at MHD * Before the teeth preparation for porcelain veneers is set, a mock up in wax is created for the patient in order to visualize the size, shape,shade and contour of the veneers. Then at the preparation appointment a Face Bow registration with a bite registration is taken in order to determine the exact relation of tooth size with respect to the jaw of the patient. A series of intraoral and extraoral digital image photography is recorded and transfer to our Smile Analysis chart.. Drs. Celis have received extensive training in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry.
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Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.