Veneers are small works of art handcrafted in just half a millimetre that are bonded as a new layer of natural enamel.
Before the veneers are fitted, it is necessary to carry out a good study by analysing models and photographs in order to make a SMILE DESIGN. This design can be carried out either digitally (computerised design) or analogically (by diagnostic wax-up) in order to preview the final result.
This design must be based, among other aspects, on the morphology of the patient’s face to achieve a balanced smile and facial harmony.
After the selective reduction and impressions of the teeth, the patient will wear acrylic temporaries made on the same day in the clinic, as a preview of the final result, while the veneers are fabricated in the dental laboratory.
Veneers are thin pieces of translucent ceramic. They must have a uniform and adequate thickness of 0.3-0.5 mm to be resistant to fracture, so it is necessary, in certain cases, to make a small reduction of the tooth, as well as to control this minimum ceramic thickness, avoid overcontouring of the teeth and obtain greater naturalness once they are cemented.