Frequently asked questions concerning 4 Ever White Veneers
Who are the 4EVER-WHITE veneers suited for?
If you suffer from yellow teeth; if your teeth are crooked, too short, with gaps or misshapen, veneers can help you gain new quality of life.
It is generally suited for all people who would like to beautify their smile, yet who are not able to attain the desired results with bleaching and orthodontic measures. Veneers are most frequently used to rectify:
Gaps that have to be closed
Correction of tooth displacements
Teeth that are too small
Gray teeth that have undergone a root canal treatment
Teeth damaged by an accident
Visibly yellowed fillings
Colour streaks (white stains, dark fissures)
I still have old and yellow crowns in my mouth. Will this influence my new white smile?
No. We develop an entirely individual treatment concept for you, aligned to your individual dental situation. Old crowns, bridges or other dentures are all taken into account. Our veneers can also be applied to crowns and bridges, provided they are still intact. Even protheses pose no hindrance. The specialist treating the client will ascertain all particularities in the course of the aesthetics analysis and recommend the appropriate solution.
Veneers that are only 0.3 mm thin. That sounds rather frail – are they strong enough to last?
Yes. 4EVER-WHITE makes veneers from special and unique high-performance ceramics. In the course of manufacturing, they attain a hardness that is three times stronger than the actual tooth substance. The utilised adhesives bond the veneer and tooth to an inseparable unit. Pressure exerted on the tooth is therefore not exerted on the veneer alone, but on the entire tooth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers applied in the 4EVER-WHITE method are a long-lasting solution and can last for many years when used and cared for correctly. Studies have shown that over a period of 15 years, the loss of individual veneers is 3 – 5 %. Please note that veneers which have been applied at a young age might, depending on the circumstances, have to be exchanged later in life.
Can veneers come off?
It is highly unlikely that a veneer will come off like a fake fingernail, as the adhesive used to glue it to the tooth substance forms an extremely strong bond. When the practitioner works with high-quality materials and ensures the correct application, something like this will not happen.
Can veneers break?
Yes, unfortunately this can happen. In most cases the chewing behaviour is responsible for the loss of veneers. A veneer that has been glued to the tooth is just as durable as your natural tooth. The same things that can damage the teeth (e.g. bruxism, biting on pens, pips or other hard objects) would also damage veneers.
Can veneers change colour?
No. The 4EVER-WHITE® ceramic is colourfast. However, your natural tooth can also change in time, e.g. through enjoyment of coffee, red wine, nicotine etc., and this also applies to the interdental spaces. To retain the colour brilliance, regular dental cleaning (every 6-12 months) and thorough oral hygiene with dental floss is highly recommended. Otherwise, plaque and discolorations can be deposited on the ceramics.
Can tooth decay form underneath the veneers?
No. As the space between the ceramics and actual tooth is completely sealed, and the veneers are only attached to healthy surfaces, no tooth decay can develop there. In the interdental spaces, however, the risk of tooth decay is the same as with natural teeth without veneers.
Do synthetic veneers also exist?
The 4EVER-WHITE method only relates to ceramics veneers, as the shine, colour and quality is unparalleled. Technically, synthetic veneers can also be made, and there can be no doubt that they also cost less. However, the synthetic material can become discoloured, get abraded and lose its shine in the course of time. Furthermore, ceramics are much more durable than synthetics and thus there simply is no comparison. With synthetics, it might become necessary to obtain a replacement within a relatively short space of time.
What do I have to pay attention to after having applied veneers?
Oral hygiene is important for beautiful and healthy teeth, regardless of whether you have veneers or not. To ensure that you will derive great joy from your 4ever-white smile for a long time, apart from the annual visit to the dentist for dental hygiene, you should also floss daily. This ensures that the interdental spaces remain clean and protected against the formation of tooth decay and inflammations. Having gained many years of experience in the manufacture and application of veneers, we can draw the following conclusions: problems arise if the clients exert a lot of pressure on the dentition, be it due to bruxism or from biting onto hard objects (e.g. bones, pips, pens etc.). We recommend you don’t do anything with your veneers that you wouldn’t also do with your natural teeth.
How do the veneers feel in my mouth?
We have received reports from our clients that they require maximally 1 to 3 days to get used to the new feeling in their mouths. Most of the time, they state that the teeth feel firmer and thus stronger/healthier. Positive changes are happily and quickly accepted by the body. Everyone gets used to the new, fantastic smile in next to no time.
Does it hurt to apply the veneers? Do I need an injection?
No. As no healthy tooth substance is ground down, there also is no need for an injection. The procedure is not painful.
Do the teeth have to be ground down for veneers?
No. Since our veneers are only up to 0.3 mm thin, there is no need to grind down the healthy tooth substance to provide space for the veneers. They are applied to the existing tooth, after having been custom-made and reworked by hand.
How much do veneers cost?
We do not contract out to external labs and the customer also does not need any temporary prosthesis, which costs money, until such time as the veneers are ready. As the veneers are made and fitted by us on the same day, we can directly pass the cost-saving on to you. Veneers are individually designed to your needs. The dentist can only provide an exact price after having examined the patient, as every person has an individual initial situation and severity.
How many do I need to obtain a great result?
A beautiful and natural result is attained if the smile curve (the teeth that become visible when smiling) is uniform and harmonious in shape, size and colour. There should be no visible interruption between the natural tooth and the veneers, in particular if the colour difference is very large. The best results are attained when placing 8-10 veneers per jaw.