Ceramic Veneers?

Get the ultimate celebrity smile with ceramic veneers

Ceramic veneers are thin porcelain shields that cover only the front face of the teeth and are minimally invasive compared to other types of veneers available on the market. They are a great permanent solution to change or improve the image of stained, chipped, broken or unaesthetic teeth. Ceramic veneers require extensive planning and accuracy to maximise durability and your aesthetic goals.

What does getting ceramic veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anaesthesia required during the procedure. The first step is your initial consultation where your teeth will be examined followed by matching the right colour from the available natural colour selection. The second step is creating your specially designed veneers and doing the final finishes to your brand new teeth.

Your teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer to be placed over your natural teeth. An impression of the teeth is taken along with the right shade chosen by you and your dentist. On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  And a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

Similarly to cosmetic surgery, the best veneers are highly undetectable. Bad ones often look way too opaque, white, too smooth and they have all these characteristics that real teeth do not have. Good veneers have the texture, translucent and the irregularity of a natural tooth. Getting veneers seems to be the most lucrative form of dentistry and the most rewarding, so everyone wants to do it.

Can I go to any dentist to get ceramic veneers?

It is not every dentist that can perform this procedure. Going to a general dentist for veneers is like going to your general physician for a facelift because they took a weekend course and offers the service now. Not that many people are really good at installing veneers, and that is why you see the horror stories.

Dr JJ Serfontein is the best in his field when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in the Cape Town area. You can relax knowing that your teeth are in good hands and that you are getting a premium service. With ceramic veneers, you get great value for your money. They do tend to be more pricey than porcelain veneers but they are more resistant to staining from smoking and coffee. If you smoke or drink a lot of coffee this solutions may be best for you.


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