Ceramic veneers are one of the most common solutions in modern aesthetic dentistry. These are thin slices of complete ceramics that are cemented to the front surface of the tooth, and are used to correct irregularities on the tooth, such as shape, color, size and position of the teeth. They can close a diastema ("spaces between the teeth") and cover "white spots" on the teeth caused by hypoplasia or hypermineralization of tooth enamel.
Aesthetic veneers are with its color, resistance and translucency similar to tooth enamel, resulting in a completely natural looking tooth. However, not all patients are candidates for veneers. Contraindications are found in treated teeth and teeth with large fillings. In such cases, as a therapeutic solution ceramic crowns are recommended.
Grinding of ceramic veneers is a minimally invasive prosthetic procedure by which the dental hard tissue and gums are kept to the maximum, which prevents its irritation and eventual recession. Only the buccal (front) tooth surface is grinded at a depth of 0.4-0.8 mm. After grinding an imprint is taken, which is sent to the dental laboratory and they are made with CAD/CAM technology or the press technique. After creating, the veneer is tested which includes checking the color, shape, size and fit of the veneers and then the veneer is bonded by permanently cementing after finishing glaze.
This type of veneers means the cementing of ceramic veneers without grinding teeth. We use them when we want to increase the volume of teeth and correct its position in the dental arch. Indications are quite rare.