Porcelain veneer, as a kind of dental veneer, is the ideal standard of today's dental cosmetology. They are the dental veneer treatment of choice, creating perfect, natural smiles because of their effectiveness, aesthetic appeal and longevity. Porcelain veneer provides a holistic approach to treating gaps and chips or broken teeth by bonding thin, translucent 'shells' in your existing teeth.
With the cost of dental veneers driven so low (thanks to technological innovations) more people are now looking at them as a viable alternate to their dental issues. Dental Veneers are ceramic (usually Porcelain) or other composite resin-based ultra-thin shells, which are affixed onto the front of the patients’ teeth. The simplicity of the procedure involved means that it is not only cheap to undergo, but requires from little to no anesthesia to perform.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers can be made from a range of materials and techniques that can produce a wide range of changes in appearance, longevity and biocompatibility. While many fancy tooth names claim to be better, the fact is that only a hand-layered glass and porcelain veneer can produce a stunning 3D optical aesthetic with natural teeth with minimal invasiveness. These veneers also have the most reliable records in dental research. Unlike alternatives to industrial production, these require extensive and painstaking attention to detail and a high level of artistic skill. Beautiful, natural aesthetics take time, care and a lot of love to create.
Porcelain veneer is used to treat a variety of tooth diseases, so that damaged or deformed teeth back to the ideal appearance and strength. Unlike many other procedures, such as crowns, porcelain veneers require a very small reduction of teeth (only 3%, compared with up to 75% of crowns).
Contrary to popular belief, when porcelain veneers are attached to a tooth, they are as strong as a natural, untouched tooth. When used in a delicate way, these ceramic veneers can be used for years without being visible from a tooth that has not been touched.
The porcelain veneer takes advantage of advances in materials science and bonding technology, and conforms to the bionic principles of dentistry. We choose procedures and materials based on their ability to protect natural teeth, and imitate them aesthetically and functionally.
A crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-like shell that covers carefully prepared existing teeth. Designed to enhance, restore, or improve the appearance of your natural teeth, the crown is attached to each tooth like a thimble on your finger. When a tooth is severely weakened or repaired, or a tooth is broken or cracked, a crown is usually required. Crowns are usually placed where there is not enough tooth structure to support tooth filling.
The traditional crown is made of porcelain fused to a metal base. The latest development in dental cosmetic materials is the development of metal-free, ceramic crowns. The absence of metal materials allows for a highly aesthetically pleasing, translucent crown that perfectly mimics the characteristics of natural teeth. Good structure and accurate crowning can last for years.
By its very nature, the crown requires a substantial reduction in tooth structure and may cause considerable damage to tooth tissue, including the pulp (nerve). The reality is that traditional crowns are not technically demanding and are often favored by dentists as an easier way to treat severely damaged teeth.Contrary to this trend, Dr Lisa has incorporated innovative, cutting-edge technology into his everyday practice as a more teeth-friendly, durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative.
To achieve the strength and retention required for restoration, the crown requires a substantial reduction in healthy tooth structure (up to 75%). Paradoxically, this leads to a corresponding weakening of teeth. In contrast, adhesion porcelain repair requires minimal tooth reduction, and when bonded to a preserved tooth, it is very strong in the very thin part.