A thin veneer called a laminate veneer is placed on the front surface of the teeth. This veneer makes it possible to change the color, shape and size of the teeth as needed. As a result, it is one of the most frequently used dental aesthetic techniques.
The dentist should thoroughly examine and measure the teeth before applying a laminate veneer. The prepared impressions are then sent to the laboratory to be made from a unique ceramic material. This substance is created to cover the front surface of the teeth before it is applied to the tooth. Bonding of laminated veneers is carried out with strong adhesives.
The use of laminate veneers offers several advantages. These are a few:
Typically, the leaf porcelain treatment procedure has multiple stages. The general steps of the treatment process are as follows:
Laminate veneer treatment can usually be completed in a single session. However, depending on your dentist's initiative, you may need further examinations or changes. It is also very important that you maintain your laminates according to your dentist's instructions to prolong the life of your laminates.
Porcelain laminates are thin, custom-made porcelain veneers to change the shape and color of teeth. While preserving the natural appearance of the tooth, they provide an attractive appearance and are applied by sticking to the front surface of the tooth. They are often referred to by their common name, leaf porcelain.
The size, color and spacing of the teeth are covered with porcelain laminates. They are preferred in the treatment of cracked teeth, removing stains, cracks and fractures in the teeth, and beautifying the appearance of the smile.
Laminate veneer can be applied almost without damaging the tooth surface. As a result, the natural structure and health of the tooth is preserved. They beautify their appearance by making the teeth look more natural, thin and transparent. They keep their color well and are stain resistant.
A complete restoration is not possible because the leaf porcelains are adhered to the tooth. In addition, when it is necessary to remove a little tissue from the teeth, they can be harmful to dental health. However, dentists are skilled at applying laminates correctly so that their disadvantages can be reduced.
When properly installed, porcelain laminates can last for many years. However, over time, teeth may require maintenance and repair due to natural wear and age.
Almost everyone can use laminated porcelain. However, it may not be recommended for everyone and all the time. For example, it is not recommended to do it in cases where the lower jaw is forward, the teeth are crooked, the enamel tissue is insufficient, or the person has bad habits such as teeth grinding. Your dentist will offer different treatment options in these cases. However, porcelain laminates can be used in people with generally healthy teeth and people with mild color, form or crowding problems. Your dentist will choose the most appropriate treatment method for you after the examination.
It is used in the treatment of broken or cracked teeth, closing the gaps between the teeth, lengthening and reshaping the teeth, patients who do not like the color of their teeth, people who want their teeth to be painted with antibiotics and permanently white, and people who do not like it.
Most of the time, treatment is painless. However, local anesthetic may be administered occasionally to ensure the patient is pain-free throughout the procedure. Your teeth will be protected with temporary veneers after the operation until the bonding appointment. As a result, the patient does not experience an aesthetic problem until the next session and sensitivity is prevented.
In order for porcelain laminates to be applied, first the tooth surface is prepared. The front of the tooth enamel is abraded, leaving behind a tissue of 0,3mm to 1mm thick, and then an impression is taken. To complete the smile, porcelain laminates are created in this size, almost as thick as a leaf, in the most suitable color and shape for the tooth. These are then adhered to the teeth with special adhesives of the appropriate color.
Together with your dentist, you can preview what the porcelain will look like, so you can preview what's called a mock-up. Artificial tooth forms are created on the measurements taken from your teeth, so you can see what the finished porcelain laminate will look like.
Specially produced porcelain laminates are thin, translucent porcelain veneers. It is adhered to the front surface of your teeth, giving them a whiter and smoother appearance while preserving the color and shape of your original teeth. In addition, porcelain laminates look more natural than other porcelain veneers, as they are similar in structure to tooth enamel.
Porcelain laminate care is the same as any other dental care procedure. However, it is very important to avoid hard and abrasive meals, clean your teeth frequently and use dental floss. Your dentist may also recommend periodic teeth cleaning to prolong the life of your porcelain laminates.
Those with severe tooth decay, gum disease, significant tooth cracks or reduction in tooth structure cannot use porcelain laminate. It should also not be used by those who have severe teeth clenching or grinding problems.
Regarding dental aesthetics, both porcelain laminates and porcelain veneers offer advantages. However, lamina porcelain has several benefits:
They do not need tooth abrasion: Since porcelain veneers require a thicker material, they may need more abrasion than the natural structure of the tooth. Conversely, porcelain laminates require less tooth wear because they are bonded with a thinner layer.
They provide a more organic appearance: It is possible to produce porcelain laminates specifically to better imitate the natural structure of the tooth. By doing this, they can improve the appearance of the teeth.
More stable: Compared to porcelain veneers, porcelain laminates are more stable, their colors do not often fade or change.
Laminate veneer and leaf porcelain applications are not covered by insurance since they are in the field of aesthetic dentistry.