Durathin are ultra-thin veneers that often do not require any enamel shaving or tooth preparation. Enamel shaving is needed for traditional porcelain veneers. This allows the dental veneers to fit in a natural-looking way. However, with Durathin veneers this is often not necessary. Patients can receive a stunning smile with minimal disruption to their natural teeth underneath.
If no tooth shaving has been carried out the teeth are left in their natural state before the Durathin Veneers are attached. Therefore, people looking to return to their natural appearance in the future can do so.
Additionally, the thin layer of material used to create the veneers means they are more aesthetically pleasing and natural looking than a number of their traditional counterparts. Previous forms of dental veneer often appear bulky. However, with Durathin’s innovative method they are usually from 0.2mm to 0.4mm thick.
The treatment is an ideal solution for anyone who has suffered from small sized teeth or gaps. No-prep Durathin Veneers can be added to increase the size of the teeth, and close gaps without the need for lengthy orthodontic work.
Other people who could find a solution in Durathin Veneers are those who have a worn-down natural tooth structure. Durathin can build up the tooth structure and restore them to their former appearance.
Discoloured teeth could also benefit from having Durathin Veneers when teeth whitening is ineffective. They are also suitable for patients with narrow smiles, or those who simply feel their smile could do with some work to appear more attractive.
A series of three appointments is usually the ideal timescale to achieve great results.
We would normally recommend carrying out a trial smile to assess the changes that we plan to make. Following this, photographs and X-rays will be taken to check the teeth. This is to assess how best to realise the patient’s aesthetic goals.
During the second appointment, moulds of the teeth will be taken. The moulds allow the clinician to design the custom-made fixtures. Patients will get the opportunity to discuss their ideal colour and design for their new smile.
The third visit will see the attachment of the newly created Durathin veneers.
Emax porcelain veneers can also provide a great smile makeover. A UK laboratory produces Emax Veneers to individual specification. This allows patients to go to the facilities and meet the technician who will construct their veneers and communicate the changes that they wish to make to their smile.