Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic shells that are permanently attached to your front teeth. They give you white, straight teeth and a radiant smile.
Veneers: At a glance
After you have explained your wishes, we will examine your teeth and prepare a treatment plan and cost estimate. If you agree, we get started. Using impressions of your teeth, our dental technician models a prototype (wax-up). The prototype serves as the basis for the veneers. Before the veneers go into production, you can “try them on” as a model. Depending on the feedback, we adjust the tooth shape until we have achieved your desired result. We send this result to the dental laboratory, which then produces your veneers.
We attach the finished veneers to the corresponding teeth using adhesive technology and – voila – we are done! To protect the veneers, we recommend wearing an occlusal splint at night.
Veneers are especially suitable for patients who want to improve their dental aesthetics. There can be many reasons for this. Perhaps the teeth are discoloured, uneven or have worn down over time. All of this is perfectly normal, but it may not be in line with your personal aesthetic sensibilities. This is exactly where veneers can provide a remedy.
A large-scale study shows that in over 90% of cases veneers still adhere without problems after 10 years. Even after 20 years, the rate is still more than 80%. Good care and regular check-ups can support the longevity of veneers.
Health insurance companies cover the costs of medically necessary procedures. Veneers are not usually included and must be paid for by the patient. If you have supplementary insurance, it is possible that the insurance company covers part of the costs or all of it.
Conventional veneers are made of ceramic and are attached to the teeth using an adhesive technique. This requires slight grinding of the teeth beforehand. So-called non-prep veneers are even thinner than conventional veneers and work without prior grinding.
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