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Veneers are extremely thin, translucent shells, which get attached to the front teeth through the usage of a special glue. They are usually made of ceramic, or a plastic-ceramic mix, which is also called composite. In modern dentistry, veneers are used in order to get rid of tooth spaces, broken teeth, discolored teeth, or crooked teeth. They just disappear behind the thin shell. This therapy concept allows the correction of visible teeth, giving them an aesthetic look and adjusting individual tooth color (per tooth), if needed.
The approach, when gluing veneers, is always the same. First, your tooth gets cleaned and (if needed) fillings are renewed and caries is removed. After this is done, the tooth gets slightly abraded, in order to make the veneers look natural on the tooth. If this step would be skipped, the tooth would look to thick. The amount of tooth substance that has to be taken off is dependent on the condition of the tooth (level of discoloring, how crooked it is, breaking point of the tooth, etc.). Then, a precise casting is created, so the dental technician can create a perfectly fitting shell. The time it takes to build/create the veneer can be bridged by applying a plastic veneer. Once the final veneer is created through one of our dental technicians, the fit gets examined, possibly adjusted and then fixated through a special glue. The gluing process takes approx. 20 min per tooth.
We have specialized ourselves on the gluing of these veneers and are producing them in our own dental laboratory in our practice in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. Make an appointment for a noncommittal consultation today and get the advice you need from our multilingual team of experts.