What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are glued to the front of the teeth to make them more aesthetically pleasing. They are ultra-thin and only 0.3 to 1 mm thick. Also, they are known as ceramic veneers, because the most common material is ceramic. These glares are fixed to the teeth using a complex bonding technique. In this way, the veneer conceals and enhances your broken or unsightly tooth. Besides ceramic, the used material is often glass or composite.
All further and important details, you can learn in the following article.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a very popular way to make your teeth look more beautiful. They cover chipped or discolored teeth, gaps between teeths and crooked teeth. For this purpose, the dentist often uses ceramic or plastic-ceramic composite to match the color to the tooth enamel. The material also provides the necessary stability and bite strength. The thin veneers are then bonded to the teeth using the complex bonding adhesive technique.
Ceramic veneers treatment belongs to cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry in turn is considered with preserving and improving the appearance of your teeth. The main goal of aesthetic dental treatments is to improve your smile. Also, the treatment of sensitive, crooked or broken teeth, as well as severely discolored or damaged teeth, belongs to aesthetic dentistry.
The bonding- adhesive technique is a special bonding technique in which thin-fluid plastic bonds the veneers to the tooth surface. It is also used for all-ceramic crowns and bridges.
The dental veneers are very popular and widely used due to their natural aesthetics as well as durability. Many actors and stars use them, which is why you also speak of the Hollywood Smile. There are, however, not only aesthetic but also medical reasons. For example, if your incisors are damaged, but their substance is still in good condition, veneers are medically useful for you. This can be the case with chipped teeth, damaged enamel or exposed tooth necks.
Veneers are usually made of ceramic or plastic. Both materials have a high stability, so that the they cannot break even under strong pressure.
Different types of veneers
There are several types of veneers that are particularly popular among dentists and patients, depending on the material and application, the types differ.
The types at a glance
Below you have an overview of the different types of veneers:
In addition, there are two other species:
At Inno-Esthetics we are specialized in the use of veneers. We use high-quality ceramics from German laboratories to achieve a natural and long-lasting result. In our consultation video you will get all the information about your treatment.
Advantages and disadvantages
Veneers are a great option for you if you want to beautify your smile. You can get ceramic veneers that match any enamel color and give you the beautiful new smile you’ve always wanted. In addition to the benefit of beautifying your teeth, they also offer a very long shelf life of up to 20 years. You can read more about the reasons and disadvantages below.
Reasons for the treatment
Veneers are a widely used method to make your teeth more beautiful again. Thus, it is possible for every patient who wants a radiant and natural smile to receive the water-thin discs. Therefore, the aesthetics of one’s own teeth is the main priority for most patients. However, there are also important medical reasons. The most common reasons for acquiring veneers are:
If the incisors are damaged, but their substance is well preserved, veneers are also medically useful. In addition, veneers also help with worn grinders. Often, grinding teeth and certain chewing movements put too much strain on the molars. Dental veneers change the shape of the teeth and thus achieve a natural bite.
A few disadvantages
Attention, in certain cases veneers have disadvantages:
Veneers are not suitable when biting nails. Sports with the risk of tooth loss (fighting or ball sports) should also be avoided if you wear them. Besides, too large fillings make the tooth just as unstable. Teeth that are already chipped or cracked are also not suitable for treatment with veneers.
Be prepared for it to be an expensive process. The treatment can take several appointments and cost several thousand dollars. It is important to remember that the treatment is not covered by every health insurance. However, many dentists offer an installment plan, so veneers can be easily paid off with a maximum term of 72 months.
If you decide to get prep veneers, be aware that this is a permanent decision. Once veneers are in place, they cannot be removed, as this requires the tooth to be ground down first. Before you decide on this procedure, it is best to make sure that you are well informed and talk to your dentist about all the possible risks and side effects.
Basically, it is recommended to have the treatment done in Germany by a specially trained and experienced dentist. It is best to stay away from dubious offers abroad. Especially cases where the entire tooth has to be ground down can have devastating consequences for you and be associated with more costs afterwards.
When does the use of dental veneers make sense?
Veneers can be used to cover a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including gaps, chips, and discoloration. Although they are often used for purely aesthetic reasons, they can also help protect your teeth from further damage. In some cases, ceramic veneers can also be used to correct slight misalignments of the teeth.
Veneers are generally considered a very effective treatment for most cosmetic dental problems. However, they are not suitable for everyone. Prep veneers are not reversible and require the removal of a small amount of enamel. Therefore, it is important that you consult with a qualified dentist before deciding whether it is right or not for you.
Are you ready for beautiful teeths and thus for a transformation to finally gain more self-confidence with your new smile? Then request an appointment for your first consultation now!
Everything about the treatment
Here in particular, your wishes can be intensively addressed. It may be that your teeth need cleaning in this context. Fillings sometimes need to be renewed before the treatment can continue. Your dentist then needs an impression for a detailed view of the tooth position.
The laboratory uses this impression to customize for you with a high quality.
With conventional veneers, it is common to remove about 0.3 mm of the broken tooth surface with a special grinding method. You will be given a local anesthetic.
Your dentist then bonds the veneers, which are custom-made for you, to the tooth surface. The bonding adhesive technique with a special adhesive is used for this. It takes about 2 weeks between the grinding of your teeth and the insertion of the new veneers. For the transitional period, you will receive temporary composite veneers and thus have no restrictions.
“Transparent consultation is very important, so a dentist must address your questions about your veneers and explain the very specific treatment needed in relation to your dental situation.” –
Muhammed Ferit Kiziler, dentist, founder of inno-Esthetics & specialist in the field of veneers.
The durability varies depending on the patient and the type. Conventional ceramic veneers can last up to twenty years. In most cases, they do not lose their color. The University of Innsbruck conducted a study on this, which was awarded a prize by AG-Keramik. According to this study, the probability that they will still be undamaged after ten years of use is 93.5%.
After twenty years, the probability is still at 82.93%. As long as biting on extremely hard objects or similar impacts are avoided, the thin ceramic veneer discs will last for a long time. In general, the better your oral hygiene, the longer your veneers will last.
“Typical for the industry, there is a 2-year warranty on the veneers. We give a 5-year warranty on our work, as long as the patient comes in every 6 months for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning.” –
Muhammed Ferit Kiziler, dentist, founder of inno-Esthetics & specialist in the field of veneers.
The costs of the Hollywood Smile
Of course, you still want to know what veneers cost. The treatment, performed by qualified and experienced dentists, costs between 900 and 2,000 euros per veneer.
The public health insurance does not normally cover the costs of veneers and aesthetic procedures. However, there are some special cases where the health insurance will cover a part, although this is the rarity. After individual consultation with your supplementary insurance or as a private patient, there are some possibilities.
The market for dental insurance is very confusing for consumers. There are many different tariffs. Therefore, you should get comprehensive information and advice before you decide on a supplementary dental insurance, because they all have their advantages and disadvantages.
Because of this, pay attention to whether the insurance covers veneers in the tariff and if so, to what extent. As a veneers treatment is usually a purely cosmetic procedure. Some supplementary dental insurances cover up to 100% of the costs, but this is only possible if the dentist can justify the additional medical benefit.
Just as the cost is justified, many patients cannot afford to pay for everything at once. For this reason, innoEsthetics offers a veneer installment plan. The term of these installments is up to 72 months and interest-free installments up tp 24 months. In concrete terms, this means that you can finance your veneers with us for 2 years at no additional cost. Please contact us and we will advise you comprehensively on the financing of your veneers.
Disadvantages of veneers treatment occur mainly due to poor quality of the material and inaccurate treatment. Especially patients who have ceramic veneers made abroad or order them online often complain afterwards about low quality of the veneers and pain. It is not uncommon for patients to come to German practices to have them renewed. Enamel erosion can cause tooth pain, especially when eating hot or cold food. Don’t be fooled by tempting offers.
On the Internet the craziest spellings of veneers (Veneera, Veniers, Veners, Veener) are emerging. That’s an indicator for a scam or a low quality. If you value health and long-term well-being, you should pay attention to qualified doctors, high-quality production and conscientious execution.
Our conclusion on dental veneers
Veneers are made of either ceramic or plastic and are a very popular way to enhance the appearance of your teeth. They can help you achieve the brighter, whiter smile you’ve always wanted in just a few appointments. In addition, veneers are custom made for you and correct a variety of dental problems, including:
If you are considering veneers, be sure to talk to your dentist about the pros and cons of this treatment option. Be careful not to buy too cheaply abroad or online. It’s like everything else in life: Quality has its price!
Questions and answers about this topic at a glance:
What are veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin discs out of ceramic, that are bonded to the front of your teeth. With veneers, you can laugh again with more self-confidence and confidence.
What are the types of veneer?
There are Prep and Non-Prep veneers. Prep veneers require minimal preparation of the tooth, while non-prep veneers do not require this procedure, but only a slight polishing of the tooth. There are also some made of plastic, which we recommend less. In addition, there are also veneers-to-go, which are prefabricated ceramic shells, but in rare cases they sit well on the teeth, because they are not individually adapted to your teeth.
What are they made of?
Our veneers are made of high quality ceramics from Germany.
Are veneers also available in plastic?
Yes, but we only offer ceramic veneers. We do not recommend plastic, because they do not last as long and look comparatively worse.
When are veneers useful?
Ceramic veneers are useful if you have dental problems, such as gaps, chipping, tooth discoloration and minimal tooth misalignment.
What are good reasons?
Probably the biggest advantage that can be mentioned here is that veneers can beautify your teeth. Moreover, the ceramic is very durable.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers of a high quality last up to 20 years.
How are veneers fixed?
Veneers are bonded to the anterior tooth surface using a complex and special bonding adhesive technique.
How much does the treatment cost?
On average, dental veneers cost between €900 and €2,000. This depends very much on the type and quality. With us, a ceramic veneer costs € 1,500 per tooth. You can find a further cost overview and details here.
Does the health insurance pay for it?
Unfortunately, since veneers are in most cases private services, the statutory health insurance does not cover the costs. Exceptions are special cases, where you can apply for a subsidy from the health insurance.
Do supplementary insurances cover the costs?
This varies from case to case, so you must always consult us individually. We will help you with comprehensive advice on the subject of supplementary dental insurance and veneers.
Can veneers be paid for in installments?
With us you can also pay off your ceramic bowls in installments. We offer this service through an external service provider and you can finance with a term of up to 72 months. With a financing of 24 months, this is even interest-free.
Are dental veneers better abroad?
Many of our patients have had a bad experience with veneers from abroad, especially if they did not pay attention to the quality, because the cheap price was in the foreground. Therefore, do not be lured by tempting and dubious offers from the Internet and check the specialization of the doctor.
What are disadvantages?
The treatment can cost several thousand euros and is not suitable for everyone. If the teeths have too much damage, ceramic veneers are unfortunately not possible. In this case, it may be advisable to work with dental crowns or bridges.
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