Sometimes veneers are seen to be thick. The thickness often appears on the edge of the tooth. From the front of the smile the teeth may look bulky and push the lips creating a ‘pout’ look. From the back of the teeth the there will thickness at the edge may annoy the tongue and also perhaps cause a bite issue.
The cause of this are twofold :
1. The veneer may be thick. Thick veneers wewre often placed as the older porcelain ceramics need to have a minimum thickness of 0.7mm to achieve adequate strength, or they were designed to be thick if the ceramics to used does not have adequate experience. Emax, the ceramic material we use is very hard, often 5 times the strength of the older materials, and as such our veneers can be made very thin ( 0.3mm), especially when using variants of EMax porcelain.
2. The edge of the tooth may not have been finely adjusted to allow a thin veneer edge. This is often the case often if the teeth are rotated or if the teeth are more prominent. There is fine balance in adjusting the tooth significantly and not enough. It is the expereience and knowledge of preparation techniques, artistry and ceramic materials that’s will create the thin veneer.
The thin veneers creates a more natural appearance, so whether its on the feel of the tongue, in photographs or in when with other people.
The solution often involves the replacement of the veneer and is normally possible for most patients, especially with out thin veneers such as Lumineers, and Ultrathin Veneers.
To understand your specific need and possibility, it may be worthwhile booking an appointment to see the cosmetic dentist.