What is Laminate Veneer?
They are very thin porcelain leaves affixed to the front faces of the teeth. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Porcelain laminates are aesthetic, protective and long lasting restorations that can be performed almost without any operation in the tooth tissue for this smile.
The protection of the treatment is due to the fact that the tissue removed from the tooth is little or no for the lamina to be made. They are also very aesthetically successful since they are very thin.
Porcelain laminates have a unique ability to allow light to pass through, making the teeth to which it is applied look completely real.The light transmittance of the laminates also varies according to the porcelain and processing technique used. It has a very short treatment period of 5 – 7 days.
How do we make Porcelain Laminates?
Before any application to the teeth, with the use of mock-up application, you can see exactly what kind of change will be made.During this application you can share your wishes and expectations with your doctor. The Mock up application is a preliminary outline of the final image, giving you the first idea about your new smile. Many patients give very positive feedback on the changes even at this stage.
If you like this improvement in your smile and would like to see it in more detail, 2nd draft (Wax-up) can be prepared in the laboratory with the measurements and photographs taken. Mainly, this wax-up is our helper with %75-80 proximity to the final image in the planned smile design.
The temporary teeth, which we call the mock up will protect your teeth and give you the opportunity to test your new smile with your family and friends during the time the Porcelain Laminates are prepared in the laboratory. opportunity.
At the end of the test period, which lasts approximately for 1 week, the ideal smile and aesthetic forms are transferred to the laboratory and the porcelain laminates are prepared in accordance with this model. After about 5 – 7 days, it becomes ready for application.
Laminates are often indistinguishable from natural teeth because they do not require tooth etching, are not stained with agents such as cigarettes, tea or coffee and with its light transmission properties. Therefore, they can be considered as the most ideal aesthetic treatment method applied today.
How long is the life of Porcelain Laminates?
Porcelain Lamina application is a very delicate technique. Requires good clinical and laboratory work. The physician and dental technician must have full technical knowledge and visual skills on this subject. If they are made with the right technique and appropriate equipment they have a long life (10 – 30 years).
To which patients can Porcelain Laminates be applied to?
- Anterior teeth with coloration problems.
- In crooked, irregular, inclined teeth with level problems.
- Spaced teeth.
- Large, old fillings with color problems.
- Restoration of broken and worn teeth.
- Coloration due to antibiotic and excessive fluoride use which cannot be treated with teeth whitening.
- They can be applied when the patient is not cosmetically satisfied with the teeth.
How to take care of Porcelain Laminates?
Their care is not very different from natural teeth, they can be used without any problems for years with good oral care.