A facet is effectively a protective sheath that
covers the visible area of the tooth; it does not replace the
entire tooth but modifies it aesthetically. Facets are ideal if you
have a tooth that is weak, chipped, improperly coloured or damaged by
decay or injury. The two most common situations are cases when a
patient loses teeth due to an accident or poor oral care.
reason for using facets may also be purely for aesthetic reasons, in
which case the patient may opt for dental facets. Since not everyone
has perfectly shaped, symmetrical and white teeth, these facets
enable a person to get the so-called Hollywood smile of their dreams.
may be made of either ceramic or composite material.
whom facets are right
general, they can be used in most cases involving the aesthetic
repair of the front teeth. They are a suitable solution in the
anaesthetic shape of teeth (for example, one tooth is shorter, rotated, split, broken, etc.)
smaller gaps between teeth
repair of damage to tooth enamel
dissatisfaction with tooth colour (for example, after ineffective or incorrect whitening)
covering anaesthetic fillings
course of treatment
making a ceramic facet, a thin layer of the tooth is first ground and
an imprint or scan is made. This is then used for the production of
the permanent facet. Until it is made, however, a temporary facet
will be glued to the tooth, which will be removed on your next visit.
The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for gluing on the
permanent facet. The resulting effect is not only aesthetic, but also
long-lasting, and the whole procedure is painless.