What are Porcelain Veneers/ Laminates?

Dr. Priyank Mathur, your cosmetic dentist in Pune, India, elaborates on  porcelain veneers / laminates:

Porcelain Veneers or Ceramic Laminates are small, razor-thin, custom-made front surface covers for your teeth. Veneers or laminates are made from layering ceramics to perfectly match the appearance of each tooth, when bonded to its front surface. They are created carefully in a shade chosen to match your own teeth, or to change it to create a new, brighter shade. When done at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India, porcelain veneers present a desired beautiful appearance and a comfortable fit that are often a huge improvement on your natural teeth, while still mimicking nature.

How can Smilekraft Dentistry help with Porcelain veneers? What all can be treated with porcelain veneers/ laminates?

No matter how disappointed you are with the teeth nature gave you – even if they are cruelly misaligned, misshapen, stained from antibiotics or tobacco, or just plain not what you’d hoped for – modern smile makeovers with porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams. There are a variety of dental issues that can be addressed with porcelain veneers/ laminates: permanent teeth whitening, broadening of the smile, removal of gaps between teeth, lengthening of teeth, and straightening of teeth. And the technology behind them used at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India often makes them the most precise solution to many cosmetic problems, from a single tooth repair to a full mouth reconstruction.

We have specialized in Porcelain Veneers Technology throughout our practice, and we have seen how profoundly it has improved the appearance of our patients. We have also learned from our patients how profoundly veneers have heightened their self-esteem and increased their confidence. If you have considered investigating the possibility of veneers, we suggest you to browse through our work to see exactly how veneers/ laminates might help you reach your goal.

What is the process to have Porcelain Veneer/laminate treatment at Smilekraft Dentistry?

Porcelain laminates or Ceramic Veneers at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India are generally completed in two to three sessions spanning over a week.

After an initial consultation with Dr. Priyank Mathur to understand the benefit to your specific smile, the first appointment is to prepare the teeth to receive the veneers. This appointment may last from 45 mins to about 2 hrs depending upon the number of teeth being treated for the veneers. After preparation, a digital impression/ measurement is taken of your teeth. This digital impression helps Dr. Priyank to analyse and communicate with the porcelain veneer dental laboratory the exact requirement of the smile designing/makeover process. The lab then takes approximately 3-4 working days to fabricate your customized porcelain veneers.

A trial of the newly fabricated veneers is taken during the second appointment. If everything is up to the desire of the patient and the assessment of Dr. Priyank Mathur, the veneers/laminates are bonded in the same appointment. Or else, necessary corrections are made and the veneers are sent back to the lab for final finishing and polishing. A trial appointment may last for about 30-45 mins.

Once we receive the final bespoke porcelain veneers from the laboratory and receive a go ahead from the patient, we bond the veneers to the front surfaces of the teeth with a specialized dental glue. This appointment may last for about 2 hrs.

Although the steps and work involved in placing porcelain veneers/laminates may seem complex at the beginning, we have been using the most advanced technology to ensure that the process is not only beautiful and pain-free, but long-lasting.

Porcelain Veneers

Some of our work with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers to close/fill gaps between teeth, increase size of teeth to align them and permanently whiten teeth for a smile designing/makeover treatment.

Porcelain Veneers/laminates to treat discolouration, chipped and crooked teeth permanently.

Porcelain veneers/laminates to align and brighten teeth.

How much do Porcelain Veneers/laminates cost at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India?

At our clinic, we charge based on the number of teeth that require porcelain veneers or laminates to enhance your smile. The cost is generally a multiplication of Rs. 13,500/- for each tooth veneer/laminate. More commonly, a smile designing/makeover process at Smilekraft Dentistry in Pune, India, involves the top front 6 teeth. More or less number of teeth may be restored based on the patient requirement and Dr. Priyank’s assessment.

Veneers/ laminates can improve many cosmetic challenges and can be completed in as little as two sessions. Porcelain teeth veneers offer a strong and long-lasting option and, unlike composites, are less prone to staining. They also have a natural, translucent look. Composites, however, are less expensive, and are an excellent choice to repair small chips and flaws. But the most important ingredients of all successful veneers are their fit, as well as their appearance. We strongly encourage our patients to communicate their desires in order to make sure we give them a clear understanding of their treatment plan and its cost.

Our preferred brand of veneers is emax veneers from Ivoclar Vivadent.