Full Ceramic Dental Veneer

Full ceramic veneers are one of the most commonly used methods in the field of aesthetic dentistry. They are the most advanced veneers made of reinforced porcelain or completely reinforced porcelain blocks.

Full ceramic veneers are used to correct gaps caused by material loss or a lack of support in teeth, as well as to address dental damages such as decay, fractures, and cracks. They are also used in cases of dental structure abnormalities that affect bite alignment and chewing force. Full ceramic veneers have a natural tooth-like translucency because they do not contain any metal.

Full ceramic crown veneers provide a stronger bond to the tooth compared to metal-supported porcelain veneers, as they are mechanically and chemically bonded to the tooth. Full ceramic crowns also maintain their aesthetic appearance even if gum recession occurs, which is an advantage.

Areas Where Full Ceramic Veneers Are Applied

Full ceramic crowns needed for tooth decay, fractures, or uneven spacing are especially applied to the front group of teeth where aesthetics are important. Situations that require full ceramic veneers include:

  • Fractured anterior tooth with root canal treatment,
  • Unattractive tooth shape and gum levels,
  • Repeatedly falling composite fillings and fractures in the front teeth,
  • Metal-supported porcelain crowns that do not match the gum line,
  • Worn and discolored teeth, decreased occlusal height,
  • Front tooth loss due to accidents, orthodontic treatment, and restoration with full ceramic crowns.

In addition, full ceramic veneers are also used to strengthen tooth structure after root canal treatment, improve smiles for aesthetic reasons, and compensate for tooth abrasion caused by teeth grinding and inadequate nutrition.

How Are Full Ceramic Veneers Made?

When applying full ceramic veneers, the first step is to take X-rays of the teeth. Decayed teeth are cleaned and filled with filling material. Then, the teeth are prepared, and measurements are taken for the full ceramic veneer. In the second session, the prepared veneers are bonded to the teeth. Temporary veneers are used to identify any fitting issues. Adjustments are made to ensure the proper adaptation of the teeth.

Ceramic veneers are designed to match the color, shape, and length of other teeth. If there is not enough tooth structure to support the ceramic veneer, a post can be placed as a foundation. The veneer procedure is completed after the second session, and the patient can continue their daily life comfortably.

How Long Does the Full Ceramic Veneer Procedure Take?

The duration of the full ceramic veneer procedure varies depending on the number of teeth to be treated. The application of ceramic veneers can be completed in 1-2 weeks, considering the preparation time of the teeth. The treatment plan and duration will be prepared specifically for each individual.

Advantages of Full Ceramic Veneers

Full ceramic veneers enhance the quality of life with their advantages, as they eliminate tooth fractures and restore lost teeth.

  • They are long-lasting and reliable,
  • They provide the most natural appearance close to real teeth,
  • They prevent sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli,
  • Full ceramic veneers reduce the risk of allergies,
  • Besides the aesthetic appearance, they provide a comfortable smile,
  • They offer better retention compared to metal-supported veneers,
  • They cause less tooth abrasion compared to metal-based veneers,
  • The absence of metal in the structure eliminates the dark line at the gum line.

Full Ceramic Veneer Prices

The prices of crown veneers depend on factors such as the number of teeth to be treated, the quality of the veneer material, and whether teeth cleaning or filling procedures are required. You can obtain detailed information about the prices of ceramic veneers after the initial examination. The material used for full ceramic veneers may differ between clinics.