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Veneers are generally considered to be made of porcelain. There are two types of porcelain or ceramic used:

Type 1 – Feldspathic porcelain is highly aesthetic and if the bite allows – it is the most desirable. Patients who are Bruxers (Heavy tooth grinders) should avoid Feldspathic porcelain veneers.

The downside of feldspathic porcelain veneers is because they are so thin, as you age, the darkening tooth underneath may shine through. In some cases crowns may be required at an older age to mask out the darkened teeth.

Type 2 – Zirconia/Porcelain Veneers are now available which are the strongest. The substructural frame and biting edge is made of zirconia and the front or facing is made of porcelain these are ideal for Bruxism patients. However, they are not as translucent as Feldspathic porcelain veneers but better at masking out underlying negative dark tooth colour.

There are also two ways to make a Veneer:

Process 1 – To fabricate a Contemporary Veneer (Zirconia/Porcelain or Feldspathic Porcelain) a dentist drills a thin portion of the tooth, for example 6/10ths of a millimeter. Hence, the ceramic will then be made 6/10ths of a millimeter thick for bonding onto the tooth.

Process 2 – Alternatively a ‘Preparation-Free Veneer’ can be fabricated to fit the existing tooth. That is, no drilling is performed. This type of veneer is also known as a ‘Prep-less Veneer’ or ‘No Prep Veneer’. This can only be made with Feldspathic porcelain because it is highly translucent in thin sections and will blend inconspicuously into the external shapes of the tooth.

A Contemporary Veneer is uniform in thickness and will have uniform colour, superior strength and with less finish lines.

A Prepless Veneer has the advantage that no tooth structure has been drilled. However, if the finish lines of the Prepless veneer crisscross the tooth they will be in a visible region which could result in unaesthetic stain lines. If the Prepless veneer is not uniform in thickness (due to your natural tooth structure), there is potential for it to crack and break with time.

All types of Dental Veneers are bonded onto enamel with resin cement – This bond is extremely retentive. However, if there is no enamel present then the next layer of tooth that is available for bonding is called dentine. The bond of a porcelain veneer to dentine is poor and therefore a full Crown would be recommended.

Our porcelain veneers for teeth are made by experienced ceramists here in Brisbane (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Milton) using the very best aesthetic technology. Your Dental Specialist will make your smile perfect with a series of porcelain veneers designed precisely to suit your needs and smile with optimal aesthetics.

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Six Feldspathic porcelain veneers for top front teeth viewed from the front with some ghost reflection of the inside edge of the veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

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Six Feldspathic porcelain veneers for top front teeth viewed from the inside with a mirror image of the outside of the veneers. The veneers are about 6/10ths of a millimeter thick which is equivalent to a thick thumb nail. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

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‘Prep-less’ Feldspathic porcelain veneer shows a front view with infinity margins that are blended onto the tooth following glueing.


Showcase of Porcelain Veneers - Before & After

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Before
– Spacing or diastemas between all upper front teeth.

Angled teeth and spaces
Before – Close up view showing angled teeth and spaces.


Plaster models to verify tooth shape and size
Diagnostic wax-up of plaster models to verify tooth shape and size. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

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Mock up
– Temporary  veneers made from resin placed over the existing teeth to evaluate tooth size and shape prior to starting dental procedures.


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After – Completed porcelain veneers.

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After
– Smile of completed porcelain veneers.


 

 Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers
Before – Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers without tooth preparation or ‘No-Prep’ veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

 Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers
Before – Laboratory digital tooth designing for for veneers without tooth preparation or ‘No-Prep’ veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

 Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers
Before – Laboratory digital tooth designing for for veneers without tooth preparation or ‘No-Prep’ veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


 Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers
Before – Laboratory digital tooth designing for for veneers without tooth preparation or ‘No-Prep’ veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

 Laboratory digital tooth designing for veneers
Before – Laboratory digital tooth designing for for veneers without tooth preparation or ‘No-Prep’ veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

Digital laboratory design and completed porcelain veneers
Before and After showing digital laboratory design and completed porcelain veneers. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


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After – Close up of completed porcelain veneers.

Completed porcelain veneers
After – Smile of completed porcelain veneers.


 

Temporary resin overlays on the two front teeth
Before – Temporary resin overlays on the two front teeth have worn down and require porcelain veneers

Completed porcelain veneers
After – Completed porcelain veneers


 

Discoloured and cracked right canine tooth in the wrong position
Before – Discoloured and cracked right canine tooth in the wrong position as the lateral incisor is congenitally missing, also with underdeveloped right premolar tooth.

Custom colour layering on prettau zirconia crown and Veneer
Custom colour layering on Prettau Zirconia Crown and Veneer to create optical illusion of shadowing and to make a canine tooth look like a lateral incisor. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)


Internal view of crown and veneer
Internal view of crown and veneer. (Ceramist, Werner Sauer, Brisbane)

 Prettau Zirconia and Porcelain Veneer on premolar tooth and crown on canine
After – On the day of fitting, Prettau Zirconia and Porcelain Veneer on premolar tooth and crown on canine to create an illusion of a lateral incisor tooth in the lower two thirds of the tooth.


Natural lip line with symmetrical biting edges of the incisors and canines
After – Natural lip line with symmetrical biting edges of the incisors and canines left to right sides.


All of our Veneers are designed by Your Dental Specialist and custom made in Brisbane by experienced dental Ceramist (Technician) Werner Sauer Oral Designs, Park Road Milton

If you would like to know if you are eligible for Dental Veneers please do not hesitate to Contact Us and we will arrange a consultation at your convenience.

Porcelain Veneers for Teeth are a two appointment procedure following your consultation.