Veneers are thin ceramic layers: they are applied on the external surface of the tooth to hide colour, shape, and position imperfections.

The great advantage of the porcelain veneers compared to the other porcelain restorations consists in a more conservative process, because only a little portion is removed from the tooth surface. In other words, dentist must mill from the tooth only the thickness of the veneer, which is scarce.

In most cases, it means the reduction of the tooth front will be equivalent to 0.4 - 0.8 mm, compared to almost 2 mm required by one crown on the tooth surface.

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Colour imperfections

Dyschromia (permanent stains) cannot improve by bleaching techniques. Fillings with colour imperfections, because of the white filling decaying. Teeth with enamel imperfections, for example the amelogenesis imperfecta.

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Position imperfections

Diastemata (space between teeth), bigger veneers are applied to the teeth to fill the gaps. Teeth rotated on their axis. Misaligned teeth.


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Shape imperfections

Dental erosion, teeth can be reconstructed by the veneers, often without abrasing the tooth surface. Veneers also are used to improve teeth with shape imperfections.


Printing for veneers

Printing for veneers realization is measured by an intraoral scanner; as opposed to the traditional ones, these printings do not require paste, printing materials or impression trays, that often turn out to be unwieldy and uncomfortable for patients. Intraoral scanners are HD cameras that measure the shape of teeth and gingivae, in addition to the tissue colour, and they realize veneers in a totally digital way. This technique is very comfortable and fast, and it enables to detect the precision of the preparations in real time; furthermore, this approach does not require the anaesthesia very often.

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