Facings can be used to solve a variety of aesthetic problems:
- Closure of cracks
- Lightening of tooth color after inadequate results of bleaching therapy
- Eliminating small imperfections of the enamel
- Widen or enlarge anatomical small teeth
- Touching up heavily padded front teeth that do not look aesthetically pleasing
- Aligning the dental arch so the patient can have a beautiful and harmonious smile
Types of Facings
Facings can be made of porcelain or composite.
Is indirectly fabricated by the dental technician and then cemented by the dentist
is fabricated by the dentist in the practice. For this, sufficient time is provided to do meticulous and perfected work
What does the dentist actually do?
The dentist removes a fine layer of enamel or old composite and restores the surface of the tooth with composite or indirectly with porcelain. This gives a uniform color, which can be adjusted to give a perfect result.
Maintenance of the resin facings
The maintenance of the facings should be done like the normal maintenance of your teeth: for a perfect maintenance, it is necessary that the patient comes for a thorough examination 2 or 3 times a year. Those consultations serve to remove the small microscopic stains left by food and drinks on the surface of the composite.The surface of the composite is different from the enamel of your teeth. For this, it is important to limit or avoid, for example, coffee, cola, red wine and other drinks with a lot of coloring, colored sweets, bolognaise sauce and smoking.If this is really difficult, it is important to brush the teeth or possibly rinse them with water immediately after eating or drinking.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
- A low-invasive treatment that preserves the healthy structure of your teeth (conservative treatment)
- No after-pain
- Uniform tooth color
- Immediate result
- Radiant smile
- Increase of self-confidence
What are the disadvantages of the treatment?
- A small piece may break off, which is easily repairable
- Durability depends on eating and living habits of the patient.