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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.

Depending on the aesthetic needs and the type of teeth involved, in order to place veneers, we may or may not have to wear out your teeth a little.

Veneers can be placed to provide a natural look and improve dento-labial aesthetics in a variety of situations such as fractured teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, worn teeth, uneven teeth, misaligned teeth, transparent teeth, diastema (teeth with space between them).

Responsible Doctors

Dr. António Pinhão Ferreira
Dr. António Pinhão Ferreira
Implantology and Prosthodontics
Dr. Adriano Sousa
Dr. Adriano Sousa
Prosthodonty and Oclusion

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

Common questions

  • Improves dental aesthetics and smile;
  • Restores the buccal anatomy;
  • Improves gum health;
  • Improves phonetic and chewing functions;
  • Repairs fractures or stains.
  • The tooth wear procedure for the veneer to be bonded is irreversible;
  • If the dentin is much stained, the tooth may appear darker when the enamel is worn, compromising the final restoration in terms of colour.

Cleaning of dental veneers is equal to the rest of natural teeth. Therefore, you should always brush your teeth three times a day with fluoride toothpaste and at least at night, floss or brush and cheek with plaque elixir. All these daily actions helps to remove food waste, prevents plaque formation and consequent cariogenic and inflammatory gingival acidification.

Ceramic veneers last over 10 years on average.

If they deteriorate within this time, it may be necessary to repair or even replace the applied blade. It all depends on the technique used by the dentist and the personal care, hygiene and food.