In this day and age, a beautiful smile is of great importance in your social life and professional interactions. From a cosmetic standpoint, there are different ways of getting a dazzling smile. Some cases are faster and less complicated but it can also take extra steps and a combination of different procedures to obtain the desired result.
What is contact lens of teeth?
A contact lens of teeth can be part of a customized cosmetic treatment plan that can restore your smile. Contact lenses are laminated veneers that are thinner compared to conventional veneers. They are made of porcelain and are fabricated in the dental laboratory with 0.2 to 0.5 mm in thickness.
The great advantage of contact lenses is that they require minimal, conservative or no preparation and will preserve your natural teeth. That characteristic can have a completely optical characteristic when bonded to the tooth when compared with regular crowns. They are capable of providing an extremely faithful reproduction of natural teeth with great color. Moreover, they can give a healthy interface with the gums in a good longevity outcome.
How does it work?
Orthodontic treatments, crowns, veneers, gum contouring and tooth whitening are often recommended as an option in anterior esthetic zones (upper and lower front teeth). There are many reasons and factors to consider when planning and deciding what is the best option for each patient. A successful outcome in elective cases depends on professional experience and rigorous following of all clinical steps carefully.
We are certainly in a digital era, therefore most treatment plans can be created using software that will help to demonstrate value and results. These virtual illustrations can predict the course and outcome of a particular case aiming to deliver naturally esthetic smiles and manage expectations.
Some of those challenges can be found in closing spaces between teeth and attempting to achieve the color shade compatibility among porcelain, tooth, and cement chosen.
“Great solutions are of little value if we don’t understand the challenges they are overcoming and how to communicate it to our clients” – Christian Coachman
Is it affordable?
It depends on each case. A smile harmonization treatment plan normally involves more procedures for a better result that can bring the cost up, however, it is only after a clinical examination and additional images that a more accurate treatment plan estimate can be determined.
Is it reliable?
Literature shows that ultra-thin porcelain laminates are viable, efficient, and conservative procedures for recovering dental esthetic. They are considered long-lasting restorations to recover the smile esthetics but needful dentist supervision and follow up due to discolorations, weariness, and marginal defects, which could compromise the long-term esthetic outcome.
How to start?
The first step is to book a consultation with the dentist and scans of your teeth so we can create a customized treatment plan that meets your expectations and affordability.