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Ceramic Veneers

Love your smile, again

Ceramic Veneers

Don’t settle for a smile that doesn’t make you feel amazing! Ceramic Veneers can change the colour, shape and length of your teeth and completely transform your smile!

If you have teeth that appear too small, uneven, chipped, or have dark stains, ceramic veneers may be a great choice for you. Ceramic veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surfaces of teeth, giving them a clean, even, and natural appearance. With the ability to change the colour and shape of your teeth, ceramic veneers provide true freedom to create the smile of your dreams. At The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium in Ballito, we partner with the world’s top ceramicists to create custom-made ceramic laminates that will correct the form, appearance and function of discoloured or misshapen teeth.

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So you’re doing your research and believe you rather need ceramic crowns as opposed to ceramic veneers? This may be true, but lets settle the score once and for all. Ceramic crowns and veneers are similar in most ways, but differ greatly in their purpose.

Ceramic crowns are designed as a full replacement to the crown portion of a tooth and are great at restoring strength to a damaged tooth. Whereas ceramic veneers are designed for the sole purpose of looking great and only concerns that part of the tooth which is visible when smiling. Dr van Niekerk often uses both crowns and veneers when creating a new smile – each tooth gets treated on merit, which ensures a lasting smile to the highest aesthetic standard.

Ceramic Crowns

  • Covers your whole tooth
  • Enhances core strength of your tooth
  • Better for patients that grind their teeth
  • Better for root canal treated teeth

Ceramic Veneers

  • Only covers that portion which is visible
  • Needs minimal preparation of your tooth
  • Not recommended for patients that grind their teeth
  • Not recommended for root canal treated teeth

What to expect

5 Appointments

Your first appointment

Dr van Niekerk will take photographs, discuss your smile goals and evaluate the current shape, size and symmetry of your teeth.  If needed, Dr van Niekerk will discuss an interdisciplinary approach to ensure the ultimate aesthetic outcome – all this while we share a coffee in the comfort of our office in Ballito. We may proceed to take impressions of your teeth which will allow our dental ceramicist to design your new proposed smile in wax.

Your second appointment (optional)

In some cases it is necessary to adjust the levels of the gum tissue. This is done to precisely contour your gum line, reduce excessive gums and enhance the overall aesthetics of your smile. Your gums may benefit from a laser treatment following the adjustment. This appointment is quick, not expensive and turns average into extraordinary.

In most cases we also perform a professional Zoom! Teeth Whitening treatment prior to preparation for ceramic veneers. Now you can have a smile that matches the natural shades and hues of your own teeth. It is of course possible to veneer all your teeth, which would negate the need for any future whitening and maintenance.

Your third appointment

Two weeks later Dr van Niekerk will minimally contour and prepare your teeth, take final impressions and manufacture temporary veneers that will mimic the final result – we take pride in these and trust that you will already fall in love with your new smile. The impressions now make their way to our master ceramicist who begins to fabricate your new designer smile.

Your fourth appointment

These are the days that make us love what we do and we are certain that you will too. It is at this appointment that we will bond the ceramic veneers into position using a revolutionary bonding system. We will discuss your follow-up appointment, share secrets of how to look after your new smile and may even take impressions for an occlusal guard (if needed).

Your fifth appointment

At your follow-up appointment we assess overall healing and integration. We deliver and fit your occlusal guard (if needed) and proceed to take final photographs.

For more information about ceramic veneers in Ballito, or to schedule a consultation, contact The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium Ballito at 032 586 3284. Also don’t forget to have a look at our Results page to see what we can do. We also have a dedicated online shop where we offer the right products to keep your smile sparkling and healthy. Or return Home to explore more.

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