Dental Veneers

Fluorappatite dental veneers

Facette Dentali in Albania.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin ceramic layers, made in the laboratory, which cover the tooth surface to modify various aesthetic aspects.

Indications of dental veneers:

-dental fluorosis, i.e. calcification problems due to excess fluoride in the dental structure, which results in white or brown spots.
-amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta are problems of the tooth structure caused by the lack of calcium during mineralization.
-genetic anomalies that influence the shape, size and color of the teeth.
-microdontia, i.e. teeth with smaller dimensions
-macrodontia, teeth with larger dimensions
-interdental space
-incorrect alignment of the incisors
-minor occlusal anomalies
-the gingival smile. The gum is reduced and the problem is eliminated through veneers
-any desire of the patient to change the color, shape and size of the teeth

Contraindications of dental veneers:

– missing teeth
-existing fillings

Therefore, dental veneers are an aesthetic treatment rather than a functional treatment, therefore contraindications should not be abused. The ranking of dental veneers. Veneers are classified based on material, durability, tooth preparation and technique.

1. Duration: temporary and definitive veneers

2. Technique: direct, applied directly through the composite. Indirect, made in the laboratory

3. Tooth preparation: Real veneers need at least 0.7mm filing to apply correctly.

Composite veneers that can be applied without filing the tooth structure.

4..The material:

A. Composite, they are considered low quality veneers. They last a maximum of 2 years, wear out and change color.

B. Feldspathic ceramic, it is the classic ceramic that lasts 5-7 years.

C. Lithium disilicate ceramic, a more advanced ceramic which is extremely brittle. They last 10-12 years.

D. “Zirconium veneers”. Many clinics do them but zirconium veneers DO NOT EXIST. Zirconium does not chemically bond with the tooth so it cannot be used.

E. Fluorapatite. Surely you have never heard of it because it is extremely expensive. A fluorapatite veneer in Italy would cost 2000- 3000 euros each, this is the reason why it is not used.

What is fluorapatite?

Fluorapatite is a material that is part of the natural structure of the tooth. Enamel is built from hydroxyapatite, which is a crystalline structure of tooth enamel.

Fluoride is a microelement that integrates into the structure of hydroxyapatite forming fluorapatite which is the strongest structure of human enamel.

This structure, the fluorapatite which is found naturally in the enamel, is also produced artificially in the laboratory to be able to make dental veneers and crowns.

Therefore fluorapatite veneers can be considered thin layers of laboratorymade enamel. Fluorapatite veneers have the same characteristics as human enamel with regards to aesthetics, function and stability.

Furthermore, the fluorapatite structure, unlike natural enamel, is resistant to tooth decay. The fluorapatite chemically connects with the remaining structure of the natural enamel and they become a single structure.


-These veneers last a lifetime

-They must never be changed.

-They are a permanent solution.

-They have the same stability, aesthetics and function as natural enamel.

For more informations you can contact directly dr. Oxa at +355676404805.