SMILE DESIGN COLOMBIA
It is the set of techniques and/or treatments that are performed artistically to modify the position, size, shape and color of the teeth, achieving harmony and symmetry in your smile. A smile design can be whitening, orthodontics, an implant, crowns and/or veneers.
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Composite veneers are a type of veneer that is made of a resin material. This material is then bonded to the front of your teeth in order to correct a wide variety of dental problems. Composite veneers can be used to correct everything from cracked teeth to misshapen teeth. In addition, composite veneers can also be used to whiten your teeth.
Porcelain veneers offer the most immediate transformation that takes minimum time and dentist appointments. They are made specifically for each patient to ensure the right placement and fit. Let us find out where these veneers are coming from!
It is an artistic procedure where the dentist uses any technique or treatment you need to modify the position, size, shape and color of your teeth achieving a desired harmony and symmetry of your smile.
It is possible to use bleaching, veneers, crowns, dental implants, orthodontics, etc.
It is a partial restoration that is adhered to the vestibular and incisal surface of a tooth. It serves as a restorative and cosmetic solution. Also is used to replace losses tissues, modify shape, size, anatomy, and a tooth color. Veneers are the most used treatment to perform a smile design.
Anybody can get a smile design. However as we mentioned before, this is not just getting veneers, this will depend on your needs. Thus, the ideal patient for getting veneers, is the one who already finished an optimal orthodontic treatment or has an ideal occlusion and hygiene.
Composite: it is a polymer that gets hardened through a chemical process (photoinitiator) included in the material and a photoactivator (blue light). That is why it is usually made directly in the mouth modeling the composite, until the desired shape is done.
How long will it last?: has an average life of 6 years.
Porcelain: porcelain is a glass. For them to be done it is necessary to have a cast of your mouth. Its hardening process is through heat, approx. 2.370oF. This makes porcelain less porous than composite, so it won’t stain. Porcelain is harder, has superior optical properties. As its process is made out of the mouth (indirect), they can guarantee a better fit.
How long will it last?: has an average life of 12 years.
This will depend on the initial condition like position and tooth color. For example if a tooth is over the adjacent it will be necessary to shave that part. Other situation can be if there is one discolored tooth, we should shave it to gain more thickness to opaque the undesired color. Additionally our recommendation for porcelain veneers is to shave 0.3 mm (this is the usual thickness of porcelain veneers) in the part where the veneer will contact the gum, so we can avoid an over contour that can generate gum inflammation.
Color is up to you, composite and porcelain comes in stock colors which you can choose with the shade guide and the virtual prediction. Final color will be the sumatory of the substratum and the chosen material.
Depends on the initial condition
10 porcelain veneers will take 3 business days
20 porcelain veneers will take 3 – 4 business days 10 composite veneers will take 2 business days
20 composite veneers will take 3 business days.
No, it is a procedure often done without any anesthesia
We guarantee all our treatments, but you have to take care of them. For example is known that porcelain is harder than composite. You should not bite hard things as bones with veneers, for that you can use your molars. For a successful bonding we use rubber dam isolation, so we don’t have any contamination on the process. We use the best porcelain (e.max, Ivoclar Viva dent) and best luting agents.
Yes, in the consultation we will make a virtual prediction with the 3Shape smile design software.
Gums play a very important role when performing a smile design. It will depend on what we diagnose in the consultation. For example, it is very important in a gummy smile. It is ideal that zenith points be in harmony too if you show them. Also men and older people do’t show gum. See periodontics service for more information.
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