Veneer or “Lumineers”
To simplify the description of the veneer, I often compare it to a fake nail or to an eye contact lense. It’s a thin shell made of ceramic or composite (white filling) that we apply on the visible part of the tooth. Its primary function is to improve the aesthetics of damaged, discolored or even mispositioned teeth. In addition, it increases the tooth’s resistance to oral acids.
How are they made?
For obvious reasons, they have to be custom made so we can offer the optimal result and the best natural look, but mostly so we can assure a greater longevity. The dentist minimally prepares your tooth, or not in certain cases, and then takes a digital impression of it. A series of pictures make the print. At the laboratory, the technicians then make a veneer according to the precise model given by the digital print. During the next appointment, the dentist permantly cements the veneer to your tooth, so it stays in place. In most cases, veneers can stay in place for more than ten years without discoloring themselves. This procedure also doesn’t need any local anesthesia!
How can I have an insignt of what I will look like with veneers?
From a simple framed photo of you smiling, it is possible to oversee and predict the virtual appearance of the final result. With a smile transforming software called “Lumismile”, you can freely see your final result picture even before having dental procedures. However, this picture does not guaranty the exact final result.