Porcelain Veneer

What is the difference between Lenses and Dental Veneers?

The lenses are extra-thin laminates, ranging from 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm in thickness. similar to the eye contact lens, thin and transparent; and which are cemented only on the front surface of the tooth being treated, which is why they are considered a minimally invasive procedure, as it is possible to perform this procedure with minimal or no wear and are mainly used to correct imperfections.

The dental veneers, are a way of restoring teeth with thicker porcelain veneers, between 0.7 and 1.5 millimeters thick but which are also fixed on the teeth and with the aim of modifying their size, shape or color.

“It all depends on the transformation you want for your smile.”

At first, it may seem that lenses are more advantageous, but a big difference between them and dental veneers is the type of transformation in the smile that the patient seeks, in addition to the type and position of the teeth.

Both options are effective, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and its indications, in the same case we can have lenses and facets, since the difference between them is in the thickness of the ceramic .

"That's why it's important to read about the subject and seek an expert to guide you."

Many artists and celebrities have been looking for dental contact lenses in Rio de Janeiro and around the world. The speed of the procedure and the immediate impeccable result are among the factors in this search for treatment.

Tooth Grinding: Is It Necessary?

When the technique is the dental veneer, it is necessary to grind the teeth regardless of the type of change desired. In the case of contact lenses, this is not a rule.

In placing the lenses, the tooth wear process is minimal or none at all.

This wear can be done on all teeth in the upper or lower arcade, or just on some specific teeth that are out of position or too inclined.

But contrary to what many people think, wearing or not wearing is not a choice of the professional or the patient, but determined by the position of the patient's tooth added to what he wants as a final result.

8 Main Indications of Lenses and Dental Veneers:

“The correct indication of lenses and dental veneers, aligned with the patient's objective, is what brings the best results.”

1. Diastema – Small spaces between the teeth, which generate great dissatisfaction for the patient by giving the impression of a “childish smile”, after all, only children have spaces between their teeth.

2. Conoid teeth – which are those teeth that are born with a smaller and more conical shape, usually in the aesthetic region.

3. Dental fractures – where the loss of large tooth structure occurs

4. Root canal treated teeth that have darkened, usually in the esthetic region.

5. Gummy smile correction – situations where more gums appear than teeth in the smile, and the patient undergoes gingival repair for correction, and ends up exposing part of the root of the tooth, which, due to its formation, is darker and affects the aesthetics of the smile , we then use facets to even out the color.

6. Teeth with tetracycline stains or white spots

7. Teeth that have cracks

8. Teeth worn down by bruxism.

Lens durability : Understand more

Lenses and dental veneers represent a great evolution in dentistry. There are several types of ceramics to manufacture them, each with its respective characteristics.

Some are more resistant than the tooth itself and can last up to 20 years if well cared for, studies say. But for them to last longer, you need to have good habits and care for both the professional who performs and the patient.

The lenses have high resistance

Dental contact lenses have high resistance to the impact of chewing, but they can suffer external actions that reduce their useful time. care for each patient.

4 fun facts about lenses you should know

1. Teeth that receive laminated porcelain veneers are more resistant to fractures and cracks. Cracks are uncomfortable situations, as they are visible in some types of environments, and can generate a lot of sensitivity or be a contraindication for tooth whitening, if the patient's ultimate goal is to correct the color.
2. Made of biomaterial, the porcelain veneer is more resistant than natural tooth enamel!
3. The material of the lens is color stable, that is, it does not change color.
4. The material of lenses and dental veneers could last forever if they were not affected by uncontrolled parafunctional habits such as nail biting, clenching teeth, biting pen caps, opening or pulling things with your teeth.

Understand why lenses fall out

Some lenses fall out due to failure in the professional's adhesive cementation or due to habits exercised by patients. It is important for patients to follow their dentist's advice to avoid problems with their dental contact lenses and to see a dentist regularly to assess their oral health and detect any problems that need treatment.

What reasons make the lenses fall out?

The two main reasons for the lens to fall out on the part of the professional are linked to occlusion (bite) and adhesion (union of the tooth with the porcelain).

How can we avoid falls?

To avoid falls caused by failures in adhesion, we must perform dental preparations with criteria and correctly follow the cementation protocols, in addition to using materials with proven quality and efficient adhesive systems and cements.
Another extremely important factor is occlusion (bite). Mutually protected occlusion says, in a simplified way, that the bottom teeth protect the front teeth and vice versa.

Missing teeth can completely disorganize your bite.

That is, there is no point in doing a beautiful job on your front teeth if you are missing teeth in the back or if your bite is completely disorganized. Esthetic work will not last if occlusion concepts are not followed exactly

What precautions should I take?

The patient, on the other hand, must take precautions when chewing, put aside habits such as tearing packaging and biting nails, clenching teeth, biting pen caps, among others, in addition to periodic visits to the dentist and correct oral hygiene.

Our differences:

An international reference in the application of Porcelain Contact Lenses and Dental Veneers, ODONTOLIUZZI receives patients from all continents, seeking with this treatment to increase their self-esteem, solving problems such as stains, crooked or widely spaced teeth (diastema) that can leave your smile no harmony. With us, actions to improve your smile are based on digital planning, where the specialist studies the parameters of size, type and shape of the face to adapt the best smile.
These are safe, pain-free and quick-result treatments, bringing back your smile.

How long does treatment with lenses or dental veneers last?

Treatment with lenses or dental veneers generally takes 3 consultations to complete: Prior work in the mouth, molding, and final cementation. It is possible to perform a preview with temporary material so that the patient can analyze the final result without any dental wear, this brings safety and predictability, in addition the treatment is completely reversible, that is, it can be removed and your teeth will be intact again. As for the durability of the treatment, we can say that, if well followed by the professional and the patient, there will never be a need for replacement.

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What is the difference between dental lens and porcelain veneer?

Porcelain veneer or dental lens:

Patients' doubts revolve around which one to use. In fact, the two are the same thing, they just differ in thickness, where the porcelain veneer is thicker than the dental lens, a fact that does not interfere at all with resistance, as both after cementation quietly resist masticatory forces. What will define whether you use one or the other is the position or color of the tooth that has been greatly altered, defined by the dentist and discussed in advance with the patient.

Do it with those who know and come transform your smile.

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I've always had a hard time going to a dental clinic. For the first time, I can assure you, I am sitting in a “dentist's” chair with complete confidence in the treatment (for me always painful!) which I am currently undergoing. It starts with the feeling of being welcomed by the professional – which makes all the difference when meeting him and knowing that you are -literally- in good hands! And that starts with the reception, whose attendant lives up to this function – that is: receptive at any time when I need it. Congratulations to Clínica Odontoliuzzi and its professionals who carry out exceptional work and admirable quality!

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