A thin dental ceramic restoration designed to help correct tooth shape and
color discrepancies. Veneer restorations generally require minor tooth
preparation to provide adequate space for appropriate dental ceramic
materials. Optimal results require sound understanding dental ceramic
materials and proper collaboration with a dental laboratory.
Teeth Resistant to Bleaching
- Tetracycline discoloration
- No response to bleaching
Major Morphologic Modification of anterior teeth
- Diastemas (spaces between teeth)
- Conical teeth (peg laterals, small teeth)
- Lengthen teeth
- Extensive coronal (tooth) fracture
- Extensive loss of enamel (erosion or wear)
- Generalized Congenital / Acquired tooth malformations
It is essential you participate in a comprehensive esthetic evaluation and
a detailed pre-treatment diagnostic mock up. This will help ensure your
treatment will achieve the best possible esthetic and functional result you
are hoping for. Once the diagnostic phase is complete a treatment plan
and sequence will then be presented and discussed. The discussion will
include an explanation of treatment along with the potential risks and
benefits. Once a proposed treatment plan and the financial obligations are
agreed upon your treatment will begin.
- Patient interview, clear understanding of expectations.
- Thorough evaluation of facial esthetics, dental esthetics, gingival esthetics, and occlusion.
- Radiographs and pre-treatment digital photos.
- Mounted diagnostic casts (stone replicas of your teeth).
- Visit Ceramist to help with pre-treatment planning.
- Pre-treatment diagnostic wax up (wax mock-up of proposed treatment).
- Presentation and Discussion of Treatment
- 2-4 weeks of bleaching.
- 2-3 weeks post bleaching.
- Coordination with other specialties if necessary (orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, etc.).
- Tooth preparation and temporary restoration phase.
- Try-in veneers for evaluation.
- Deliver Veneers.