FAQ – Veneers – Zirconia Cosmetic Dental Clinic in Istanbul

Veneers FAQs

What are the e.max® and Zirconia?

e.max® and zirconia veneers are the miracles that will turn your self-conscious feelings into full-blown confidence. They are made of ultra-thin glass ceramic permanently bonded to your natural tooth enamel. It’s used to enhance whole smiles in what is known as a Smile Makeover or Hollywood Smile and creates the smiles of many celebrities worldwide. These ceramics are so unique because it is both strong and aesthetic. It provides a natural look, superior durability, and is highly stain-resistant. Smile Designs made from these materials are tough, durable, and lifelike, even though they are just a thin layer. Over the past few years, there has been an increased demand for metal-free restorations. Patients have become more concerned about the presence of metal in their mouths and want to receive the most aesthetically pleasing restorations. This demand has been accommodated with the introduction of newer and stronger ceramics such as zirconia and e.max®, replacing older style feldspathic and leucite-based restorations. These materials offer superior strength and fit, combined with excellent aesthetics. Over the past decade, the companies providing metal-free ceramics have continually updated their products. The latest generation of materials provides improved opalescence, combined with lifelike shades and translucencies. All-ceramic restorations are healthier for gum tissues and provide long-lasting and reliable results. The lack of metal results in zero darkness around the gum margins, and light is transmitted through these materials in a way that closely replicates a natural tooth.

How long do e.max® and zirconia veneers last?

It is a super-strength pressed glass-ceramic material that’s incredibly durable. Traditional porcelain veneers are about as durable as your natural teeth, but e.max® and zirconia veneers are even more durable. When done correctly, e.max® and zirconia veneers should last 10 – 15+ years. Happy Smile Clinics recommend looking after your oral hygiene, limiting sugary foods and beverages, brushing and flossing twice daily, drinking plenty of water and wearing a nightguard splint if you grind your teeth. The longevity of your veneers will depend on how you look after them.

How much do e.max® and zirconia veneers cost?

A smile design with the e.max® or zirconia veneers costs roughly between €2000 to €3500 per smile arc, depending on the complexity of your tailored dental needs. Exact quotes can only be established through a free online consultation with us. We also offer Smile Design packages of 16 to 24 porcelain veneers. Package details can be obtained by contacting us directly.

Can you get e.max® veneers in a more natural colour/not so white?

Zirconia is sometimes described as being like white metal, and its flexural strength makes it easy as strong as traditional PFMs. Solid Zirconia restorations are often ideal for people with bruxism. They are fabricated using CAD/CAM technology, resulting in an excellent marginal fit, reducing chair-time and the risk of remakes. Originally, zirconia was only available in its natural white colour. Still, it is manufactured in a huge variety of shades and translucencies, making it simple to match the restoration to the adjacent teeth. Porcelains can be layered over the zirconia, giving our master ceramists of the clinic’s in-house digital dental laboratory the ability to replicate the characteristics found in natural teeth accurately. Zirconia is ideal for anterior and posterior crowns, as well as for bridges.

What is Zirconia, and what are its benefits?

Zirconia is sometimes described as being like white metal, and its flexural strength makes it easy as strong as traditional PFMs. Solid Zirconia restorations are often ideal for people with bruxism. They are fabricated using CAD/CAM technology, resulting in an excellent marginal fit, reducing chair-time and the risk of remakes. Originally, zirconia was only available in its natural white colour. Still, it is manufactured in a huge variety of shades and translucencies, making it simple to match the restoration to the adjacent teeth. Porcelains can be layered over the zirconia, giving our master ceramists of the clinic’s in-house digital dental laboratory the ability to replicate the characteristics found in natural teeth accurately. Zirconia is ideal for anterior and posterior crowns, as well as for bridges.

What is e.max®, and what are its benefits?

This is a pressed or milled lithium disilicate material. It is not quite as strong as zirconia but is three times stronger than your natural teeth. It is available in a huge range of translucencies and shades. Our master dental technicians can produce full-contour restorations, or these can be cut back and layered with porcelain to enhance the aesthetic effects.

What is the difference between the e.max® and zirconia?

The two common dental veneers to choose from are e.max® and Zirconia. Each has its unique qualities and benefits. e.max® are also known as lithium disilicate. Their distinctive features make this type of veneer idea for making full crowns to restore teeth that are damaged or broken. They have excellent translucency for a natural look. Zirconia is a type of ceramic material known as zirconia oxide. This type of veneer comes in many different shades, allowing for the ultimate in matching the colour of your existing teeth. Zirconia has incredible strength, so they are particularly long-lasting and durable.

Will my teeth be shaved excessively?

e.max®️ and zirconia allow us to make restorations that are far less thick. Minimum preparation veneers are ideal for small changes in the shape or alignment of your teeth. Minimal tooth reduction for a tailored smile design will give long-lasting and more predictable results, depending on your cosmetic dentist’s expertise and tooth conservation philosophy. There are generally two types of preparations for porcelain veneers: – Minimal to no-prep veneers: when your teeth are in an optimal position for the veneers to be placed on top of. This requires little to no shaving and only minor preparation of your tooth’s surface. – Prep: If your teeth are misaligned, crowded or not in an ideal position for veneers, and you are not interested in orthodontic or Invisalign treatment to realign your teeth, our cosmetic dentists s will then have to prep your teeth. Prepping your teeth will include shaving off your teeth. Due to the super strength of e.max®️ and zirconia, these veneers can be made ultra-thin so that the amount of tooth preparation you may need is kept to an absolute minimum.

What can I eat and drink with veneers?

You can eat and drink anything you want with e.max®️ and zirconia veneers! For the first few weeks, you may experience some sensitivity, and we advise you to chop your crunchy foods into smaller, bite-sized portions until you get used to eating with your new veneers. We recommend you avoid biting the front of your teeth and look after your new smile as you would your old one – with love, care, and good oral hygiene.

Can veneers fall off?

Yes, they may. There are various reasons why veneers break off and fall off or get damaged. Here are some of them:

Age of veneers – The primary reason is the age of the veneers. Porcelain veneers should last at least 10 – 15+ years. But conservatively speaking, veneer lasts for more than 15 years. As time passes, the veneers get slowly detached from the teeth as the adhesive bonding gets weakened over a period of time, making the veneers come loose and fall off.

Poor adhesive – The second most common reason is that the bonding agent used for the veneer to stick on teeth was not of prime quality in the first place. Either enough time was given for adhesive bonding to take place, or the technique was not proper. In either, it is a problem of the dentist, not of veneers.

Tooth decay – The other common reason is when the teeth on which veneers are placed get decayed. There are many reasons for tooth decay. It happens because of lifestyle choices and, in some cases, because of the effects of prescription drugs that some individuals cannot escape.

Teeth grinding – One more common reason is the patients’ habit of grinding teeth during sleep, or bruxism, for either physical or psychological reasons. If bruxism occurs regularly, the force on veneers is great. Veneers cannot hold up to the pressure on the inside edge and may chip, break, or get damaged.

Lack of proper care – Negligence is another common reason veneers fall or break off. Veneers are delicate devices which require good oral care. If they receive harsh treatment from the wearer, like chewing hard foods very often or grinding teeth, they show in breakage or falling off from the mouth.

Do e.max® and zirconia veneers stain with tea, coffee, and red wine?

e.max® veneers should never stain; however, if your teeth tend to stain, you should try to avoid or minimise the behaviours that lead to staining and look after them with regular hygiene and maintenance procedures.

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