Veneers in Korea: Teeth Shaving Methods and Benefits

When many people consider getting veneers, there’s one thing in particular that holds them back: teeth shaving. Teeth shaving is often required by dental clinics in order to fit veneers over the top of one’s teeth. However, once the veneers come off, the natural tooth can be misshapen or abnormal in texture.

With Minish Dental Hospital, our patients never have to worry about unnecessary tooth shaving. This is one of the biggest reasons we have such high customer satisfaction and is what helps us stand out among the competition. Read on to learn more about our unique veneer manufacturing processes and how we are able to reduce the amount of tooth shaving in our procedures.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. This includes those suffering from discoloration, gaps, chips, cracks, and so on. Veneers are essentially thin, custom-made shells designed to fit over the front surface of the teeth. These are often made from porcelain or composite resin.

Getting Veneers in Korea

Seoul stands out among other cities for affordable dental operations. The reason for this is due to the high demand for cosmetic surgery in the region. A high demand for affordable veneers has led to a competitive market that has lowered the overall cost of veneer procedures in the capital city.

Top-notch technology, qualified dental teams, and a commitment to excellence are just a few reasons why people from all over the world visit Minish for their veneers. What are you waiting for? Book a free online consultation today and join the growing community of satisfied Minish clients.

Teeth Shaving at Minish

Veneer prep is one of the processes included in the installation of dental veneers. Veneer prep is an important step in the veneer placement process, as it ensures that the veneers fit properly and look natural.

What is veneer prep and why is it so important?

Veneer prep, or veneer preparation, is the process of removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of your natural teeth in order to make room for the veneers. By removing this, your dentist will be able to create a smoother surface for the veneers to be attached to. In order to do so, the dentist uses a special tool that gently shaves a layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. The amount required to be removed varies from patient to patient depending on the thickness of the desired veneers.

What are the benefits of veneer prep?

  1. Better Fit: By removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth, your dentist can ensure that the veneers fit properly and do not appear bulky or unnatural.
  2. Improved Appearance: Veneer preparation can help improve the appearance of your teeth by correcting issues such as discoloration, chipping, and misshapen teeth.
  3. Durability: Veneer preparation can help ensure that your veneers are durable and long-lasting. By creating a smooth surface for the veneers to be attached to, your dentist can help ensure that they stay in place and do not become damaged or dislodged.

Veneer preparation is an important step in the veneer placement process, and can help ensure that your teeth look natural at the end of the procedure.

To better understand what makes Minish stand out among the competition, let’s take a closer look at the traditional methods of teeth shaving.

1. Traditional Teeth Shaving

There are two types of veneer prep: traditional and minimal. Traditional veneer prep involves removing a significant amount of enamel. This process is usually done under local anesthesia to ensure that a patient is comfortable and relaxed. On the other hand, minimal veneer prep involves removing only a small amount of enamel. This type of preparation is often used with porcelain veneers, as they require less preparation than composite resin veneers.

Once the enamel has been removed, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth. In the past and in many clinics today, the traditional mold method is used. Minish prides itself on 3D-printed veneers and therefore does not use the mold method, as it is not as precise. The impression is then used to create custom veneers that perfectly fit and match your natural teeth.

If you are considering dental veneers, it is important to find a qualified and experienced dentist who can guide you through the process and ensure that you get the best possible results with minimal teeth shaving. As the top dental hospital in Korea, Minish assures its patients with the right care and maintenance, providing our family of clients with a brighter smile for years to come.

Read on to discover how Minish is able to reduce traditional methods of tooth shaving.

2. Minish Teeth Shaving

There are several reasons why Minish dedicates itself to minimal teeth shaving. While some of these are due to development in the industry, other factors take technical reasons into consideration.

2.1 Industry Movement

Until recently, most Korean adults felt pressure to secure a stable job, such as that of an office worker or civil servant. This cultural standard is changing among the younger generation toward a more independent outlook on life that avoids societal expectations and stereotypes.

This trending revolution of ‘making my own choice’ applies to the medical industry as well. Taking appendectomy as an example, laparoscopic surgery has become popular, in which surgery is performed with only a smaller hole than open surgery that cuts the skin.

With the development of medical technology, patients now have the option to choose a method of procedure according to how comfortable they feel with changes to their bodies. In the case of dental veneers, our Minish veneers are just one option that allows patients the freedom of choice in regards to minimal tooth shaving.

Ceramic, which has been used as a dental material since the 1980s, was not that popular in the past due to the frequent ease of chipping and detachment. Minish Veneers flips the narrative with its new development of ceramic material. By incorporating new technologies into high-tech, 3D-printed materials, Minish Dental Hospital has given its clients the option of ‘protecting our natural teeth’.

2.2 Technical Development

At Minish Dental Hospital, we are at the forefront of great changes to veneers. This includes development in older materials, as well as the progression of newer options.

Ceramic veneers

Ceramic veneers are considered aesthetically superior and more durable compared to other traditional options. However, there’s no denying their fragility. To avoid this, Minish Dental Hospital uses MINISH Blocks supplied by SIRONA, a German manufacturer, to overcome the limitations of ceramics. These veneers are inarguably more difficult to process, but have a much higher durability with a thinner shell (around 0.1 – 0.2mm). In addition, the material is more similar to that of natural teeth, helping to create longer satisfaction among our clients.

Cement veneers

In the past, the adhesives that connect teeth and prosthetics were weak. Because of this, prosthetists wanted to cut teeth and get retention from that form which required additional teeth shaving.

In recent years, the properties of adhesives have been improved, and excellent functional resin cement has become common. It is possible to install without weak attachment problems, which means that dental clinics no longer require extensive shaving of the teeth.

3D Scanners

To make prosthetics, every dentist requires a step to mimic the patient’s teeth in one way or another. Previously, we used materials such as rubber molds, as many dentists still do today. But between the teeth, small gaps were often not fully formed under the rubber mold. Therefore, it became necessary to shave the teeth in order to cover them with veneers.

Minish Dental Hospital is able to avoid this concern. To do so, we use a 3D scanner to scan the whole mouth, even including areas typically considered difficult to capture. After converting all the shapes into digital 3D models, we send this information to our in-house Minish Lab. Minish Lab creates each set of veneers through a highly accurate digitized process that avoids material deformation.

Precise Prosthetics

A crown installation is not difficult as long as the edge or margin is connected accurately. The veneer, however, is different. As veneers don’t have the same morphological retention as the margin, they require more specialized techniques from the dentist in charge of installation. If the veneer is not designed accurately, the chance of chipping becomes significantly higher. This is why it is important to find a doctor with many cases and significant training.

The Minish Prosthetics Laboratory has made it a goal to only supply advanced forms of state-of-the-art equipment and systems to create the best-fitting veneers. Our prosthetics laboratory uses only state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment certified by each country. Minish machines used in the lab are the most expensive milling machines in existence, enabling fast speed and sophisticated workmanship.

Research personnel

Minish prosthetics laboratory consists of 20 in-house employees, including senior and senior researchers (average of more than 15 years of experience) led by a director (more than 20 years of experience). Three dedicated prosthetic experts also worked together daily to create a total of eight Minish productions dedicated to quick and accurate repairs and construction.

Through regular internal and external seminars, education, and training programs, the Minish lab strives for continuous growth and the ongoing cultivation of expert manpower.

High-quality ceramics that maintain strength even when thin, advanced resin cement that does not require geometric retention, 3D scanners that reproduce the mouth quickly and accurately, cutting-edge equipment that can make ceramics thinner, and advanced research personnel from the Minish prosthetics laboratory have united to produce stable treatment results even with a minimum amount of tooth shaving.

With the combination of all 5 reasons above, we are able to shave only 0.1-0.2mm of teeth at Minish Dental Hospital. We also have a professional patient management team that will answer your inquiries 24/7 in order to provide you with quality online consultations.

Benefits of Minish Veneers 

When we smile, laugh, or tell a story, our teeth are always visible. This is why it’s important to not only focus on the health aspects of our smile, but also the aesthetic components. Minish veneers treatments present an innovative and professional approach in the area of improving your smile. What makes us stand out?

1. Number of  Minish Veneer Patients 

In addition to simple Minish treatment, Minish also has an integrated medical system, which includes dental implants, orthodontic treatment, cavity/prosthesis treatment, periodontal treatment, and teeth whitening. Among these treatments, the cumulative number of Minish procedures alone totals more than 70,000 as of 2021.

2. Satisfaction of Minish Patients

The cumulative number of treatments do not account for the high patient satisfaction rate at Minish. The overall satisfaction level of patients is important when it comes to personalized dental treatments. Minish has many patients who come to our clinic based on referrals. Minish treatment focuses on patient satisfaction each step of the way. During each consultation, we explain every treatment process in detail to our patients, and are completely transparent when it comes to disclosing our process and prices.

3. Various Types of Cases

Since certain treatment methods are often only applicable in certain cases, having experience in dealing with numerous cases allows Minish to make a more accurate assessment on the procedures required. In addition, Minish is always open to collaboration with professional medical staff in each field. Therefore, we can provide state-of-the-art treatment to our patients at all times while enabling our professional medical staff members to perform operations with expertise in their respective fields.

4. Revision Veneers

Patients who visit Minish due to dissatisfaction after receiving treatments at other dental clinics are often worried about another failure. Therefore, Minish takes the psychological stability of patients into account when performing revision surgeries. 

5. Celebrity Clients

Minish is well-known for revision surgery since most of our patients, including celebrities, visit our hospital due to poor results at other dental clinics. Celebrities often have a wide range of choices when it comes to high-quality dental treatment; however, they always end up choosing the best treatment regardless of cost. Most celebrities that visit Minish usually pay for the treatments they receive without promoting our hospital, and they often recommend Minish to other celebrities due to our high-quality dental care.

6. Prosthodontics Production

To achieve satisfactory results, communication between dental technicians and patients is crucial. Therefore, we are running our own dental technology laboratory at Minish to provide dental treatment at all times. Minish has dental technicians with an average of more than 15 years of experience.

It is very important to produce dental prosthodontics as precisely as possible, taking every little detail into consideration. If the prosthodontics are not made correctly, patients have to undergo more tooth deletion in order to make sure the prosthodontics fit the shape of their teeth precisely. In addition, although there is a golden ratio of teeth, Minish values the aesthetic and natural appearance of each patient. Therefore, our prosthodontics are not uniform designs but rather customized products.

7. State-of-the-art Equipment

Minish is hardly economical when it comes to investing in cutting-edge medical equipment. Since Minish is always on the lookout for the latest medical technology, we invest heavily to improve the overall quality of our dental treatment to improve or even replace existing equipment.

Expensive equipment does not always guarantee efficiency since every piece of medical equipment has its pros and cons. However, we believe having the latest state-of-the-art equipment can easily improve the quality of medical care. In addition, with the combination of our dental technology laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, we can perform any operation within a day, easing the time-consuming burden of treating patients from overseas.

8. Prioritize Dental Health

Minish treatment prioritizes dental health at all costs. While conventional dental treatments, including dental veneers, have been focused on the aesthetic aspect, Minish treatment focuses on the recovery of patients by storing and rebuilding enamel, the outermost surface of our teeth. Minish was the first hospital to pioneer a new path of restoring and reconstructing enamel, and we have been successfully performing various procedures in this field for the past 16 years. We plan to continue to conduct research and strive to help treat our patients’ teeth and provide them with ways to take care of them properly.

9. Hospital Accountability

At Minish, we are responsible for the treatment we provide four different warranties. This is only possible since we are proud of what our Minish treatment can accomplish. Our warranties cover manufacturing technology, advanced systems & equipment, materials, and medical treatment subjects. Please visit us to improve your dental health with a minimal amount of treatment and continue to receive our aftercare services for up to 10 years after receiving the treatment.

Our slogan is to make a “difference FOR the patients”.

This is the philosophy we have, the future we are seeking. It cost us numerous failures and time to invent the Minish Veneers started from an unknown technology. But Minish never stops trying. Now we can provide healthier treatment to the patients by offering a wide range of options of Minish veneers.

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