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Ceramic Veneers


Date :03-Jun-2014 Author :Dr. Seby Varghese

TREATMENT TIME REQUIRED FOR CERAMIC VENEERS

3 office visits, 1- 4 hours each in 5 days time.

Maintenance

  • Have a professional cleaning 3-4 times per year
  • Avoid use of ultrasonic scalers and air abrasives during hygiene office visits
  • Take special care when biting into or chewing hard & sticky foods
  • Must wear Nightguards to protect from night teeth gringing.
  • See dentist for resealing of margins as needed

Results

Glazed, natural appearance and effective masking of stains

Treatment Longevity

5-12 years

Advantages

  • Less chipping than bonding
  • Extremely good bond to enamel
  • Minimal staining and loss of color or luster
  • Less tooth reduction required than crowning
  • Lasts longer than bonding
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
  • Generally no anesthetic required
  • Color change is possible

Disadvantages

  • More expensive than bonding
  • Difficult to repair if the veneer cracks or chips
  • Irreversible if much enamel is removed
  • Staining may occur between teeth, depending on how the veneer is prepared
  • Margins may “wash out” and require repair.

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