Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of natural teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are minimally invasive and are used to improve the shape and color of natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers can fix teeth that are discoloured, worn down, misaligned or have gaps between them. With veneers you can choose the shade and shape of teeth that best suits your smile.

Usually veneers are less than 1mm in thickness hence natural tooth material. In some cases no preparation of the tooth is needed at all. These custom-made porcelain facings are bonded to teeth using new generation adhesive techniques

Advanced Ceramic Materials

We use Ivoclar Emax ceramics considered by dentists and technicians as the best veneer material in the world. With a 99% success rate Emax has become ‘the material’ of choice for beautiful natural looking dental restorations. The ultra thin emax veneers are then bonded to the teeth using advanced predictable bonding techniques.

Emax veneers will not discolor over time, being a densely pressed ceramic they are impermeable to staining.

With regular dental and hygiene visits the restorations should last 15-20 years.

Experienced Ceramists

Our dentists and dental technicians first design your new smile using wax on stone models. The new teeth are designed in line with the patients expectations. Unlike conventional veneer procedures we ensure that all patients see the end result on their own teeth before treatment starts. This is called a try-in.

Patients are able to see if they are happy with the shape and size of teeth before any preparation of the teeth is carried out. We want to be sure that you will be happy with the end result so we make sure that both the dentist and the patient are working towards the same goal.

The process of installing dental veneers

Step 1: After the patient is comfortable with our consultation, the doctor will discuss the process of fixing the veneers and evaluate expectations (this process can be done online if the patient is outside of Thailand).

Step 2: When the patient first visits us, an impression is taken so a diagnostic wax mold of the dental profile can be taken. The dental laboratory uses their technical expertise to produce the wax mold which is tested in the patient’s mouth to determine the expected results.

Step 3: Because the patient will have to wait a week for the laboratory to perfect the final set, a temporary set of veneers are prepared from the impression.

Step 4: Once the veneers are received back from the laboratory the restoration is checked, and the veneers tried in the patient’s mouth. They are also encouraged to look at the finish in a variety of environments such as direct sun light, room light etc.

Step 5: Only when the patient is entirely happy with the finish of the veneers, are they fixed with resin cement. This entire process will take around a week and will require 2-3 visits.

Advanced Dental Design

Our on-site dental technicians provide expert technical support and combined experience of aesthetic technical dentistry. They provide invaluable support to the dental services offered at Smile & Shine Clinic, giving quality advice on treatment planning, materials and advanced techniques for the manufacture and fitting.

We recognise the difference that a high-quality dental technician, working in a state of the art laboratory, can make to our patients’ clinical and aesthetic results. Our world-class dental technician service can provide:

  • In-depth consultation to advise on the best-fit dental treatments
  • Advanced dental design and top quality professional experience
  • Computer-guided dentistry
  • Use of ‘scan and show’ CAD-CAM technology to show the results before treatment
  • The latest technology combining traditional artistic skills of its artisan technicians to produce unique custom-made restorations to create naturally beautiful smiles.