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Dental Veneer Types

Dental Veneer Types

Dental veneer is a medical dental aesthetic procedure performed on the front surface of the tooth, which eliminates discolorations, caries and possible deformities on the surface of the tooth. There are various types of dental veneers, depending on the veneer material used during the procedure. When choosing these materials, factors such as the structure of the tooth, the age of the person who will have it done, and any disorders occurring in the tooth are taken into consideration.

Metal-based porcelain dental veneer, empress dental veneer, composite dental veneer, porcelain veneer and zirconium dental veneer are the most common dental veneer types in beautiful smile aesthetics. The type of dental veneer to be applied during treatment is selected according to the needs and demands of the patient.

Metal-Based Porcelain Dental Veneer

The metal infrastructure that forms the lower part of the metal-supported porcelain veneer is usually made of titanium or gold alloy. This metal infrastructure increases the durability of the tooth and ensures the durability of the prosthesis. At the same time, this infrastructure helps the dentist shape and personalize the prosthesis.

A thin porcelain coating is applied over the metal infrastructure. Porcelain provides an aesthetic appearance and color similar to natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain allows teeth to reflect light naturally, providing a natural appearance. However, due to the underlying metal layer, this type of veneer is not as advantageous as the new veneer types in terms of light.

Empress Dental Veneer

Empress veneers are porcelain composite veneer types whose durability rate is further increased by strengthening the ceramic piece by placing glass ceramics on it. No metal is used in this type of dental coating. The content consists of ceramics.

This type of veneer is known for transmitting light quite well. It is also highly preferred in prosthetic procedures. In other words, it is frequently used in aesthetic applications. Thus, we can say that it is used in lamination processes.

Successful results are also achieved in patients who have problems with their front teeth. It can also be applied to molars, where the force is less emphasized compared to the front teeth. Successful results are achieved with empress veneers for these teeth. Age-related discolorations, root canal treated teeth, and people with gapped teeth are other dental treatments in which empress veneers are used.

The light transmittance of Empress coatings is quite good and color controls can be made. In this way, a beautiful natural look is achieved. This natural appearance provides the person with a beautiful aesthetic smile.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers

Porcelain laminate veneers look very natural because they are made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, so it is difficult to predict which tooth is a veneer and which is not. Porcelain composite veneers are strong, long-lasting and resistant to staining.

There is no reversal in this process, because a small section of the tooth enamel must be removed in order for the veneer to be placed on the tooth. Therefore, it is necessary to be sure to have these dental procedures done before having veneers.

Porcelain laminate veneers are made in the dental laboratory. The first step is to schedule a preliminary consultation with your dentist to determine the improvements you want.

We create a mock-up (rehearsal teeth design) to show you a preview of your new and improved smile. After you accept the treatment plan, we prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front and sides of the teeth to be crowned. Next, we take impressions of your teeth and send them to the dental laboratory. We also determine the tooth color before the impressions are sent to the dental laboratory.

Your dentist may attach temporary teeth to your teeth because it usually takes 1-2 weeks for the crown to be applied in the dental laboratory. When the veneers arrive from the laboratory, you and your dentist confirm whether the shape, fit and color of the tooth are good. Your dentist will bond the prepared veneers onto your teeth with a light-sensitive resin. The material hardens under a special light, which bonds the veneer securely to the tooth enamel. The final touch is leveling and polishing the composite resin to give it a natural appearance.

Composite resin is a cheaper material that is tooth-colored and is often used for laminate veneers. Composite veneers can be made in a dental laboratory with the same process steps as porcelain laminate veneers.

Zirconium Dental Veneers

Zirconium is an element that has ceramic properties but is in the metal group in the periodic table. It does not have the flexibility feature like metals, but has a strength comparable to metals in terms of bite resistance. In metal-supported porcelain crowns, fractures may occur over time when the porcelain separates from the metal due to chewing forces. However, developed monolithic zirconium crowns are one piece and do not cause such surface fractures called "chipping" when no porcelain layer is added on them.

Zirconium tooth restoration is a type of coating applied mostly to eliminate severe caries, tooth fractures and discoloration of teeth. Yttrium tetragonal stabilized zirconia crystal is used for use as a dental ceramic. Although its fragility continues, its transparency feature has been improved, especially with the new generation monolithic forms produced in recent years. Thus, it has the feature of imitating the naturalness of the teeth that are tried to be created similar to them.

Zirconium dental veneers are not used for the treatment of decayed teeth. However, zirconium veneers compatible with the gum and cut tooth can prevent further tooth decay.

There are no additives in zirconium dental veneers. It is considered stronger, harder and more resistant to fractures when compared to glass ceramics and dental composites. Thanks to this structure, it has a structure that can prevent cracking, breaking and chipping in the teeth underneath.

Veneers are a permanent solution, so make sure you are fully informed about your treatment options before deciding which material is better for you. With the help of your dentist, you can determine whether you are a suitable patient for veneers and find the best way to improve your smile. You can ask us any questions about dental veneer types. Our customer representatives and specialist dentists will be happy to answer your questions and assist you.

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