Ceramic Dental Veneers

Dental veneer is a shell like ceramic cover for the front teeth which is used to mask discoloration or misalignment of the teeth. Veneers hold significance in almost all cosmetic dental procedures. However, there are certain factors to be considered before going for dental veneers.


Veneers give quick results and makes drastic changes to the appearance. But remember, the selection of cases is critical to the success of dental veneers. There is no point in giving a set of ceramic veneers to a person who has habits that promote the attrition of enamel. Habits like night grinding and nail biting are very much detrimental to the success of the beautiful veneers. Such issues must be brought under control before one attempt to makeover the smile.

Dental veneers are indicated for people having some issues associated with their front teeth. These can be discoloration of the teeth. Discoloration of the teeth occurs due to side effects of some drugs like tetracycline. This may also happen due to severe thinning of enamel displaying the underlying brown dentin. These can be masked efficiently by the use of dental veneers. Teeth may be mildly twisted or crooked for some people. In such cases of mild crowding of teeth, veneers can improve the appearance. Like this, a vast majority of the enamel defects like attrition, abrasion and erosion can be masked to enhance the smile by virtue of veneers.






Minor cracks on the teeth may progress and accumulate stains to affect the smile of a person. Also the chipped off enamel and other irregularities on the surface of teeth can be successfully treated with ceramic veneers. There are cases when spaces between teeth or recession of gums cause dark spaces when the person smiles. Use of veneers can improve the size, shape, and color of teeth to bring the bright smile.

How are veneers placed?

After the initial assessment phase, the teeth are prepared with minimal reduction of the enamel. Compared to other restorations like crowns, veneers need minimal tooth preparation. This is important in case of a vital tooth as the strength and vitality are retained by using veneers.

Color selection is critical to the success of veneers. Shade matching should be perfect to get the natural looks. Once the preparation is done, measurement is takes to be sent to the lab. The veneers are fabricated in the lab in the most accurate manner. In the interim period, a temporary restoration is fixed on the prepared teeth.

During the second appointment, the temporary veneer is removed and the ceramic veneers are fixed after conditioning of the tooth surface. Veneers will last for so many years and dental check up should be done on a yearly basis. When compared to procedures like bonding of teeth, veneers offer long lasting results as ceramic is resistant to abrasion and will not wear out.