Here's a six unit veneer case I built. They're feldspathic veneers to be exact. Feldspathic porcelain is a common and popular material for cosmetic dental restorations.
The reason is because in the right hands it creates the most natural look. You can use it to reach the highest aesthetic results.
If used to make 'thin veneers' the
process can be less invasive to the patient -- the patient keeps more of his
or her natural tooth structure.
But it also has some limitations.
For instance, because feldspathic veneers are a thin layer of porcelain and cover one third of the tooth's surface, the underlying natural tooth color could show through.
This can happen when the natural tooth color is much darker than the desired color.
If this is the case, feldspathic thin veneers may not be suitable. We'd most likely use another material or method that does a better job of blocking the underlying color like pfm or zirconia crowns.
Model of patient's mouth, prepped for a new set of veneers. Platinum foil is placed over the model where the veneers will go.
The first layer of the veneers built over the foil while mounted on the model.
In this stage we can manipulate the veneer's opacity (how much of the tooth's natural underlying color we want to block).
The veneers taking their final shape.
Each individual veneer on its own (foil removed). Like little gems ;-) Glaze and color has already been applied, and the veneers have been shaped to fit the mouth and individual smile design of the patient.
What these veneers look like from 'inside' the mouth.
The six unit veneers, front view, mounted on the model one last time before sending to the dentist to place into the patient's mouth.
As you now know, feldspathic veneers are a popular treatment option for dental patients looking to improve the appearance of their smile.
Let's get more detail and walk through the process of creating and placing six unit feldspathic veneers, step-by-step.
Step 1: Consult with your dentist
The first step in getting a 6-unit feldspathic veneer is to consult with your dentist. They will assess the state of your teeth and discuss with you if feldspathic veneers are the best option for you. They will also discuss the process and give you an estimate of the cost.
Step 2: Preparation of teeth
The next step is to prepare your teeth for the veneers. In this process, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front surface of the teeth. This preparation allows the veneers to fit snugly against your teeth, so they look natural.
Step 3: Take impressions of your teeth
After preparing your teeth, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This step is essential because it ensures the veneers fit perfectly. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated.
Step 4: Temporary veneers
While the feldspathic veneers are being made, temporary veneers will be placed on your prepared teeth to protect them. These temporary veneers are crafted to look like your natural teeth, and they will be used until your permanent veneers are ready.
Step 5: Bonding the veneers
The bonding process is the final step in getting 6-unit feldspathic veneers. In this step, the veneers are carefully placed on your teeth and bonded using a special dental adhesive. Your dentist will ensure that each veneer is precisely placed so that they look natural and line up correctly with your other teeth.
Congratulations, you now have a beautiful, uniform smile!
In summary, getting 6-unit feldspathic veneers involves consulting with your dentist, preparing your teeth, taking impressions, placing temporary veneers, and bonding the permanent veneers. The process is simple yet effective, and you can expect a beautiful, natural-looking smile that will last for many years to come.
Thank you for reading, and I hope that this guide has been helpful.