Veneers or facings are ultrathin ceramic restorations that are bonded to the tooth surface and have become popular since not only Hollywood stars and actors want to have a beautiful smile. Discolored or abraded teeth can compromise the smile line and the esthetic appearance. The procedure for Veneers is standardized and beauty is not only based on the dentist´s taste but on rules, angles and lines. To visualize how the final result could be we perform a mock up to simulate with an acrylic template the final situation and photos of the patient are taken. This is our communication tool, either from the patient to the dentist as well as from the dentist to the dental technician. Once the patient agrees, the teeth are, if necessary, very little prepped and the dental technician uses the mock-up as the template for the veneers.
In the majority of the cases we avoid prepping the teeth and create a smile rehab with so called Non-prep veneers, where the tooth substance remains completely unprepped. Before the bonding of the veneers in the majority of the cases the teeth need to be bleached since the veneers are very thin and the underlying tooth substances might have a darker shade and might shine through. Marcel published various articles in dental magazines and is a worldwide speaker for cosmetic dentistry. He is an active and certified member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD), the German Society for Cosmetic Dentistry (DGKZ) and a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental and Facial Esthetics (IADFE, New York). The dental technician who create the masterpieces and MIRALA CLINIC is sending the work are renowned as some of the best in Europe and belong to the highest dental technician standard for esthetic restorations (Oral Design Group).