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  • Writer's pictureDr. Stefania Mezdrea

Dental veneers with or without grinding teeth?

What do you need to know about dental veneers?


Dental veneers are fine sheets of ceramic or zirconium that are glued to the outer surface of the teeth. To apply these sheets it is necessary to grind the teeth or not. This depends on the shape and placement of the teeth on the arch.

For example, if the teeth are small, short or thin but have a perfect alignment, they will only need an extension or veneer addition. With the help of dental veneers, both the shape and the shade of the teeth are improved.


If the teeth are crowded, with gaps between them or the occlusion (bite) is not compliant, the teeth must be aligned. For these cases, only after orthodontic treatment can aesthetic facets be created.


The ceramic and zirconium dental veneers are made in the laboratory by the dental technician. Their disadvantages are time, cost and grinding of the teeth.

You should know that there are also minimally invasive veneers made of nanohybrid composite (state-of-the-art material), directly in the office, by the dentist in a session or two. Their time and costs are significantly lower than those made in the laboratory. Minimally invasive veneers are often without sanding or sanding is minimal.


The difference between ceramic veneers made in the laboratory and composite veneers made in the cabinet in a meeting consists in precision, appearance and long-term strength.


Both types of veneers require oral hygiene, correct at home in the gums and interdental space. For their maintenance the control and descaling is mandatory twice a year.

In order to benefit from dental veneers, a series of diagnostic photographs and radiographs will initially be taken. Based on them, a treatment plan will be established that will include the steps, the time required and the costs.


If you care about your appearance and have the patience to take care of yourself in general, aesthetic veneering is a solution you can choose with confidence.


With natural facets 🙂

Dr. Stefania Mezdrea

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