Dental Veneers Malta: What Options Are Available?

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04
Aug
2017

Dental veneers treatment in Malta is growing in popularity as more and more people chase the perfect smile.

The importance of a healthy & even smile was reinforced by a recent US based study(1) which found that 99.7% of adults believed that a smile is an important social asset and 96% of adults agreed that an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite sex.

As the number of veneer options increases to suit all budgets, there is now a suitable smile makeover treatment for people that cannot get the smile they want through a more straight forward tooth whitening procedure.

The following article will outline the veneer options currently available in Malta at Savina Dental Clinics as well as give you an understanding of why your dentist may recommend veneers and what to expect during the procedure.

What Is A Veneer?

Dental veneers are tailor-made thin shells of tooth coloured materials (either porcelain or composite resin) that are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve your smile’s appearance.  Veneer treatment is a common cosmetic dental procedure to fix heavily stained, crooked, chipped, broken, uneven teeth as well as reduce excessive gaps between teeth.

Currently, in Malta, the following types of veneer treatments are available:

Composite Veneers

Your dentist will advise using composite veneers to fix minor cosmetic issues such as a slightly crooked smile or a cracked or chipped tooth. Composite veneers are designed, sculpted and applied over the course of just one visit to your dentist’s clinic. The other more common use of this composite material is in white fillings and is a made from a combination of plastic and glass, coloured to resemble a tooth’s appearance.

Composite veneers are considerably less expensive than porcelain veneers and involve a shorter treatment time. However, the cons of using this treatment is a poorer finish compared to the porcelain version. Porcelain also is more resistant to staining and discoloration. However, good dental hygiene can ensure the longevity of even composite veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneers used for people who want the most dramatic and positive change to their teeth’s appearance. They are considerably more expensive than the other options available due to the higher quality of material and the extensive preparation and custom fitting required. The porcelain materials used in veneers are not only translucent like a regular tooth, but it is also resistant to common stain inducers such as coffee, tea, red wine and smoking.

Instant Veneers

These are a relatively new option for people looking to improve their teeth’s appearance while trying to keep to a smaller budget. The treatment usually lasts just one visit, and the dentist applies pre-made veneers to your teeth, which are chosen from a range of different shades and styles available. They are not as resistant to stains as porcelain veneers, but with regular annual tooth polishing, they will retain their newness.

Removable Veneers

Removable veneers (sometimes known as a Snap-on Smile) are also relatively new on the market and are made from a sturdy dental resin to create a thin but durable cover that is worn over your teeth to give the appearance of a perfect smile. This option is mainly for patients who are just not suitable for any other forms of standard veneers or implants.

Book A Veneer Consultation

At Savina Dental, we offer various forms of veneers to suit your condition or budget.

Contact us today to book an appointment.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers

The following section will cover all the frequently asked questions about dental veneers.

Why would you need veneers?

There are three main reasons why your dentist would recommend veneers. These are:

  1. Your enamel is worn down: This can be caused by consuming certain food, drinks or even medications which lead to the weakened or intrinsically stained enamel. Tooth whitening procedures are not a viable option when your enamel is worn down.
  2. General wear and tear: The older you are, the more likely that your teeth may be cracked, chipped or damaged from tooth grinding which leads to uneven teeth.
  3. Genetic reasons: Some people are genetically predisposed to having wider gaps between their teeth that can widen with age.

Are Veneers Right For You?

The recommendation by your dentist to have veneers is not one which is taken lightly. Any change to the structure of your current teeth is a permanent move. Therefore, your dentist will always look for the least non-invasive way to treat your teeth if possible.

What Is The Procedure For Porcelain Veneer Treatment?

Once you and your dentist have agreed on a porcelain veneer treatment, the following stages will occur (please note it is possible to receive this treatment without the use of anesthetic, but most people prefer to use it as a safeguard in case of any sensitivity):

  1. Trimming of the tooth which involves removing a thin layer from the front enamel of your tooth that will be replaced by a veneer of the same size. In some cases, ultra-thin veneers, known sometimes as Lumineers, may be indicated – these require no tooth preparation at all.
  2. Determining the shade using a shade guide to ensure your veneer has a uniform shade with the rest of your teeth.
  3. Making an impression of your tooth which is used to make the custom veneer.
  4. Sometimes a temporary veneer may be placed on your tooth while your veneer is being created at a dental laboratory (can take up to two weeks).
  5. Pre-fixing evaluation stage is when your temporary veneer is removed, and the dentist inspects the now ready custom veneer for fitting.
  6. Bonding and cementing of the veneer occurs once the shape, shading and fit are all agreeable.
  7. Final touches occur at this stage including trims and polishing plus the removal of any excess cement
  8. Depending on the amount of work done, your dentist may ask you to come back in one week’s time for a follow-up appointment to see how the veneer is working out for you and if you are noticing any issues.

Dental Veneers – Before And After Pictures

Top And Bottom Teeth Veneers Treatment

Before

Savina Dental Veneers Malta Top and bottom set before treatment

After

savina dental veneer treatment top and bottom sets after treatment

Single Tooth Veneer Treatment

Before

single tooth veneer treatment malta before image

After

single tooth veneer treatment malta after image savina dental

How Long Will A Veneer Last?

Porcelain veneers are not permanent but are estimated to last from 10-15 years. Generally, the more you take care of your oral health, including regular dental check ups and cleanings, the longer your porcelain veneer lasts.

Do You Have To Get A Temporary Veneer?

It all depends on the amount of tooth structure that has been removed to make way for the veneer. If it is minimal, then no temporary veneer is required. Your tooth will feel coarse to touch with your tongue and will look slightly strange on close inspection. Where larger amounts of tooth structure have been removed, then a temporary veneer will be required.

How much do veneers cost?

At Savina Dental Malta & Gozo clinics, porcelain veneers start from approximately €275 whereas Cerec AC same day veneers start from €425. Lumineers® (higher quality ultra-thin porcelain veneers) start at €525.

 

lumineers veneer treatment

Before & After Images For Lumineers Treatment

 

You can find our latest indicative price list here and can also be discussed in detail with your Dentist during the veneer consultation appointment.

Book Your Dental Veneer Consultation Appointment Today

Savina Clinic – Dental & Implantology Centres are friendly, state-of-the-art practices in Malta and Gozo dedicated to comprehensive quality dental care. Savina Dental is an innovative dental practice in Malta and prides itself on the high-quality customer service, low waiting room times, attention to detail and the advanced dental technology at their disposal.

If you would like to book a veneer consultation at Savina Dental, please book your appointment using this form.

You can also read more about all the Aesthetic Dentistry treatments at Savina Dental Clinic or check out our customer testimonials section.

 

Sources

(1) AACD Survey (Microsoft Word Download)

Dr Joseph Xuereb
Dental & Implant Surgeon. Principal
Savina Dental Clinics

Joseph Xuereb
Joseph Xuereb
Principal Dental Surgeon & Owner of Savina Dental Clinics, Dr Joseph Xuereb BChD (Hons), MFGDP(UK), MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP RCS(UK), FICD is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in Implant and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Joseph & the teams' full biographical information can be found here.
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