What are E max Veneers?
Emax veneers are thin pieces of lithium disilicate glass that are placed on top of the actual teeth. Kind of like a fake fingernail on the nails, but much stronger! They are generally suitable for patients who have straight teeth and are interested in changing the shape and size of their teeth.
They are manufactured from a block of lithium disilicate glass by a lab - a very solid material. They are then hand-painted and individually polished for an ideal colour. Pure artistry.
The first step in deciding whether veneers are for you happens way before these thin pieces of lithium disilicate glass are actually placed on your teeth.
- When preparing teeth, the dentist generally takes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. It provides space for veneers so your teeth look natural.
- The dentist creates an impression of the prepared teeth. The dentist also decides which veneer shade is best to match your smile.
- The print goes to a dental laboratory that makes custom lithium disilicate glass veneers to suit your teeth. It can take a number of days.
- At the next visit, the dentist places the veneers on the teeth to check the fit and shape. After any adjustments, the teeth are cleaned and the veneers are bonded to the tooth.
Emax veneers usually last at least 15 years if they are well taken care of. That includes flossing and brushing every day. After that time, patients usually ask for them to be changed, purely for cosmetic reasons.