A facing is a layer of tooth-colored filling material made of composite or a porcelain shield that can be made into the desired shape.
Tooth-colored filling material
Do you want a different color of teeth or do you have a gap between your teeth? Do you want to mask broken corners or crooked teeth? The dentist can do all this for you by means of veneers.
The dentist will first assess whether your teeth are healthy and whether you have cavities. You then decide together with the dentist which material your facing may be: composite or porcelain. Then you choose the right color. The dentist will grind a layer of your tooth so that your facing fits well and your tooth does not feel too thick. The facing is then shaped (composite) or glued (porcelain).
How long is the process?
A facing can last 5 to 10 years. Oral health and lifestyle (smoking, drinking a lot of coffee and tea) naturally influence how long a facing lasts. A composite facing is generally cheaper because less sharpening is required. Because the dentist makes the materials himself, a composite facing can be done in 1 session.
A porcelain facing is made in a laboratory, which makes it a more expensive treatment. The advantage of a porcelain facing is that it is less sensitive to deposits. A porcelain facing can be done in an average of 2 sessions.
What does it cost?
The rates in oral care are determined nationally by the Dutch Healthcare Authority. The costs of a facing depend on the chosen material and the surface that is corrected.
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