Dental veneers

Dental veneers

Prosthetic treatments are primarily aimed at patients who have lost their dental units for various reasons, this branch of dentistry helping to restore the arch to its original appearance.

Whether it is a lost unit or even if the patient has only a few remaining teeth, prosthetic treatments restore the arch to its pre-edentulous appearance.

But lately, patients are turning to prosthetic treatments to enhance dental aesthetics.

Veneers can be applied to correct small defects in the teeth or, conversely, on perfectly healthy teeth to enhance aesthetics, especially for particularly demanding patients.

Veneers are small prosthetic works that are added to the visible, western surface of the tooth to enhance the aesthetics of the tooth.


Among the situations in which dental veneers are applied, we mention the most common:

  • Teeth with shape abnormalities – if the teeth are dwarfed, i.e. have an undersized shape compared to normal or have any other small defect that may displease the patient, veneers are applied to correct the morphology.

  • Dental rotations – rotated teeth can be corrected by orthodontic treatment, but if the defect is small or if the patient does not want to wear a dental appliance, this small artifice is used. More of the portion that protrudes more into the speech will be ground off, so that the final appearance of the veneer covering the tooth will be natural, making the tooth appear to have a normal position.

  • Dyschromia – if whitening treatments do not have the desired effect or if the color differences are very large, the only treatment with a certain effect is veneering.

  • Closing diastema – diastema, also popularly known as a lathe, is the space between the upper central incisors. It is considered by some to be an interesting gap but others want it closed at all costs.

The dental facets attached to the upper central incisors can be shaped in such a way as to cover or greatly reduce the size of the diastema.

It is very important to maintain exemplary local hygiene as well as the dentist’s instructions to ensure that the veneers last as long as possible.

They can last up to 15 years if they are seriously cared for.

Brushing twice a day, the use of secondary means of hygiene, check-ups every 6 months and regular professional cleaning help to keep veneers in the oral cavity for as long as possible.

Not all patients can wear veneers, so decayed teeth, poor hygiene, gum pathology, are some of the absolute contraindications to veneers. The teeth on which veneers are bonded must be intact.

For teeth that have lost their structure, there are other prosthetic options with very good results.

Another contraindication concerns the patients who grind their teeth. The veneers worn by these patients can come loose, so it is necessary to have veneer therapy before applying veneers.

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