Veneers can be used to hide permanent stains, cracks, chipping of teeth. Sometimes these are also indicated to alter the shape or size of the patient’s teeth, or fill spaces within teeth. The correction of unattractive front teeth with ceramic veneers involves two clinical visits. The first visit entails the preparation of the tooth, making impression of the prepared tooth and the placement of temporary acrylic veneers.
These veneers are then processed in-house in our state-of-the-art laboratory under direct supervision of Dr. M.S. Gowd and Dr. Vikas Gowd. This processing usually requires 2 sittings and can sometimes be done in a single day with the use of CAD- CAM or computer aided designing and computer aided milling or 3D printing technology. The final ceramic laminate veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth at the second clinical visit.
Indication for Ceramic Laminate Veneers
- Spaces between teeth
- Discolured teeth
- Malpositioned or slightly crooked teeth
- Odd saved, cracked or chipper teeth
- Fractured teeth with a fair amount of tooth structure left
- Teeth with multiple fillings, which have compromised the aesthetics of the smile
- Unsatisfactory shape, size and form of teeth
- To provide a “white smile” in person with naturally dark teeth.