Vitality Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
IPS e.max lithium disilicate veneers offer beautiful esthetics, precision fit and high flexural strength.
Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist. A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight. Dentists also recommend using thin porcelain veneers to strengthen worn teeth. It is also applied to yellow teeth that won’t whiten. Thin veneers is an effective option for aging patients with worn dentition. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.
For optimum esthetics, provide the current shade of the existing tooth, preparation or stump shade along with the final desired shade of the restorations. Slight preparation of the protruding areas with a disc or fine diamond will facilitate in allowing the ideal facial alignment. Minimum Prep – 0.3 mm reduction.
Adhesive bonding material such as:
Variolink Veneer (Ivoclar Vivadent) Recommended due to its thin, palpable consistency
Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus (3M ESPE)
Choice (Bisco, Inc.)
Insure (Cosmedent, Inc.)
Use pumice to clean tooth surface, rinse with water and dry.
Etch tooth surface and clean with water and dry.
Put adhesive bonding material on the tooth as well as the inside of the veneer.
Cure with a curing light. Cure each tooth for at least 30 seconds.
Clean off excess bonding material.
D2961 Labial veneer (resin laminate) – laboratory – Refers to labial/facial indirect resin bonded
D2962 Labial veneer (porcelain laminate) – laboratory – Refers to facial veneers that extend
interproximally and/or cover the incisal edge. Porcelain/ceramic veneers presently
include all ceramic and porcelain veneers