Veneers are ultra-thin shells that are custom-made for each patient and bonded to the visible side of your tooth by means of a simple and painless procedure.
Veneers can be made of lithium disilicate, zirconium, composite or ceramic. At IGB dental we mainly use the first type because they are more durable thanks to the higher quality materials and because they represent a breakthrough in oral health and digital CAD/CAM dentistry.
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Ideally, an initial assessment should determine the best option for the patient. Porcelain veneers are more durable than composite veneers but they are more expensive. As for lithium disilicate, it is a new material that, as well as being aesthetically pleasing, provides great strength, greater durability and allows work to be carried out quickly and effectively, which is why it will gradually replace other materials.
Veneers are suitable for patients, adult, youngsters or elderly, with sufficient tooth enamel and dentine, in order for the veneer to have a strong bonding surface. Patients must also have good oral health, with healthy teeth and gums, and dental hygiene, as the veneers are fitted to the surface of the original teeth.
Veneers are designed for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile while making it look natural. They can also be used to change the original colour of your teeth (if they are yellowish or brownish and you want them to be whiter), to cover imperfections or breaks, to cover the space between teeth if they are separated, or to correct the position, shape and size of your teeth.