Veneers - what are they?

Veneers are ceramic inlays that replace the outer layer of your teeth. They allow you to correct irregularities in the shape and color of your teeth. Veneers are made according to the patient's teeth' shape, color, and wishes. Veneers are designed to be placed on the front of the teeth to give them the desired color and shape. The thickness of these facets is from 0.3 mm, so the person does not experience any restrictions or discomfort while wearing them. The material used can transmit light well, which allows you to achieve the quality of hiding defects and the naturalness of the teeth. The different types of veneers help cope with many cosmetic problems, but they have their limitations. Veneers are an excellent solution for those with deformed teeth or gaps between them.


  • Bruxism;
  • Parafunction of the masticatory muscles;
  • Thin and weakened teeth;
  • More than 60% damage to the enamel.

Ceramic veneers vs Composite veneers

In this comparison, ceramic veneers unequivocally win. No matter how high-quality composite is, it never ceases to be plastic, and plastic tends to delaminate and change color over time. Ceramic veneers are advantageous because their material is non-pigment able and perfectly retains both color and shape and fully conveys the color and luster of natural-looking teeth. In addition, ceramic veneers are made exclusively in a dental laboratory and fit perfectly to the tooth surface, minimizing the risk of secondary decay between the front and the tooth.

Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to achieve this exact fit with composite veneers. The advantages of composite veneers include ease of correction and lower cost.

Do I need to grind my teeth for neneers?

Some patients are mistaken and believe that for composite veneers, unlike ceramics, dental resurfacing is not necessary at all. The preparation of the teeth is required in both cases. Still, the specialists of Digital Dental Clinic try to minimize the impact on the teeth - minimally invasive preparation of the tooth.

The use of advanced technology and the latest materials allows you to qualitatively treat the tooth solely in the enamel without damaging it. Thanks to this approach, it is possible to achieve a virtually perfect fit of the veneer and high reliability of the construction.

Ceramic veneers are not simply cemented to the tooth surface; the technology for their placement is much more complex and multistep; only in this way can the adhesion between the tooth and the veneer be achieved chemically.

First of all, the doctor finds out what kind of problem the particular patient has. It is necessary to change the color or shape of the teeth or radically change the image. Digital impressions are made using an intraoral scanner, according to which a DSD (Digital Smile Design) and a diagnostic model-wax-up are created. Using a silicone key and the modeling technology, the doctor transfers the modeled model to the patient's teeth to let the patient "try on" their future veneers and see their future smile and change something, if necessary.

All patients who plan treatment with veneers, crowns, or bridges at Digital Dental Clinic have the opportunity to know what will eventually happen, that is, to see the final result even before the preparation procedure of the tooth surface! No surprises!

We rely on open communication, discussing all problems and pitfalls, taking into account the minor details, both functional and anatomical, when choosing the best techniques and materials and creating a well-thought-out, individual plan for transforming your smile.

Once the patient approves all parameters, the doctor begins minimally invasive preparation of the tooth under the control of an operating microscope. Once the preparation is complete, we make digital imprints of the teeth and temporary veneers. This means that the patient gets a pleasant and beautiful smile immediately after practicing the teeth.

Veneer 360 is a veneer that covers all sides of the tooth. Such veneers are made in cases where a lack of enamel is diagnosed with many composite fillings. Generally, the decision to have a full 360 veneer is left to the dentist after reviewing the diagnostic results.

How to perform dentures once and for all?

Functional diagnostic methods in dentistry consist of measuring the physical properties of the tissues under study - electrical, optical, acoustic, etc. Physical properties of biological tissues change during diseases, so knowing the indicators in the norm, you can quantitatively assess the degree of impairment in the tissues under study, which allows a more accurate diagnosis of the severity and stage of the pathological process. Functional diagnostics includes modern computerized methods of examination, without which it is impossible to make quality dental prosthetics once and for life.

Artistic tooth restoration is a technique that restores teeth as naturally as possible, their shape and color. Even if no part of the tooth or the tooth is completely missing, the dentist will create a perfect replacement. The materials used in the process have the necessary strength and durability.

Indications and contraindications

Artistic restoration of teeth, like any other procedure in dentistry, has specific indications, among which:

  • The shade of tooth enamel has changed;
  • Changes in the shape or size of the tooth. For example, wear and tear of the enamel has occurred;
  • Gaps between the teeth have formed;
  • Cracks in the enamel as a result of trauma;
  • A tooth after decay or other damage needs to be restored;
  • The reproduction of an extracted tooth. At the same time, there are also contraindications, namely:
  • Poor hygiene;
  • Allergy to the materials used in the process;
  • Difficulties in isolating the treatment site from moisture.


Artistic restoration of the teeth, the price of which can vary significantly depending on the type, comes in the following varieties:

• Direct - suitable for patients who need to restore the color of the enamel, make it homogeneous, and solve minor defects in the shape of the tooth.

In the process, the dentist reproduces the chipped element directly in the patient's mouth. Additional materials and references to the lab are not necessary. That is, everything happens quickly enough for one visit. The price of such a restoration is not high;

• Not direct - if an artistic restoration of the front teeth is needed, this technology is more often used because it is more complex but gives a better result. The teeth are pretreated, filled, and prepared for a specific type of work. The impression is taken and sent to the laboratory. Experts there produce ceramic inlays which are unique to the particular tooth. The cost and duration of such restoration are significantly higher.

• Artistic restoration - this is considered the most delicate work because it requires special attention and the dentist's skills. It is needed if a perfectly healthy tooth looks unaesthetic. Indications are chips, cracks, sloppy tooth edges, stains on the enamel, and wear and tear. The restoration process uses photopolymers, special materials that harden under the influence of a photopolymer lamp. The dentist creates beautiful and correct contours of the tooth right in the patient's mouth during the process. The durability of the produced result is 5-10 years, but polishing is required once every six months. It is impossible to do without a highly qualified doctor here because filigree work is needed.

Features and advantages

Artistic restoration has several advantages, among them:

  • The restored tooth will not differ in shape and color from others. This is achieved by using modern materials;
  • Using the technology of photopolymer drying, it is possible to create a natural-looking tooth;
  • Artistic restoration is more affordable than whitening and prosthetics;
  • Healthy tooth enamel is minimally impacted in the process, so its sensitivity is not increased;
  • All problematic teeth can be repaired in one procedure.