Empress veneers are a porcelain veneer method used in aesthetic dentistry. They are applied to the front surface of the teeth and utilize a specially crafted porcelain material to mimic the color and light-transmitting properties of natural teeth.
Empress veneers are produced using Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. In this method, your dentist takes measurements of your teeth and creates a digital model for the porcelain veneers using computer software. The digital model is then precisely processed on a specially designed porcelain block and ultimately fixed in place. This ensures that the veneers perfectly match the shape and size of your teeth.
Advantages of Empress Veneers
Provides an Aesthetic Appearance
Empress veneers deliver results that closely resemble the natural tooth color and light transmission. This helps preserve the natural appearance of the teeth and achieve an aesthetic smile.
Empress veneers are durable as they are made with a strong porcelain material. When applied to your teeth, they can withstand the test of time and do not interfere with your daily activities.
Provides Color Stability
Empress veneers offer color stability. Meaning they do not undergo significant color changes over time and help maintain the whiteness of your teeth.
Provides a Precise Fit
Thanks to the use of CAD/CAM technology, the porcelain veneer that is fixed in place provides a precise fit for your tooth. It ensures perfect alignment with your teeth, offering comfort and a seamless appearance.
Stages of Empress Veneer Application
The application of Empress veneers generally involves two stages. In the first stage, your dentist evaluates your teeth, takes measurements, and creates a digital model. This information is then sent to the laboratory to produce the custom-made porcelain veneers. In the second stage, the veneers are placed on your teeth and adjusted for a precise fit.
Empress veneers are long-lasting, but it is important to maintain regular oral hygiene and care. Your dentist will provide you with proper care instructions. Additionally, attending regular dental check-ups is important to preserve the health and durability of your veneers.