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.
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.
Who can receive the porcelain veneer therapy?
Almost everyone may receive porcelain veneer therapy.
Are there any conditions where porcelain veneers may not be applied?
The porcelain laminate veneer therapy cannot be applied to patients who have jaw deformities such as severe gingival recession, bad habits such as nail-biting and pencil biting, as well as severely crowded teeth and perplexity.
How many sessions do porcelain veneers take?
If your gums do not need an aesthetic operation or any other treatment, the therapy is estimated to be completed in 2 to 3 sessions within a week.
What are the stages of porcelain veneer therapy?
During the first session, the impression of your teeth is taken before trimming, followed by the examination of the obtained model. Next, your teeth are trimmed and the impression of your teeth is re-taken using sensitive impression material. In the next session, the laminates are applied to your teeth.
Will the porcelain laminate veneers fall off?
The adhesion level is very high for the veneers thanks to cutting-edge technology. If the dentist pays attention to the technical details for precision, you may use your porcelain laminate veneers as if they are your natural teeth.
What is the lifespan of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers may be used for years with proper oral care. They are manufactured from porcelain and its outstanding quality ensures them to be more durable than veneers produced from other materials. They are more resistant to stains and erosion. It is necessary to pay attention to oral care to extend their lifespan.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
The desired look is achieved with a minimal trimming of 0.3 to 0.7 mm. The process takes between 7 to 10 days on average.
They are produced from durable and discoloration-resistant materials.
Desired aesthetic properties (color, shape, etc.) without damaging the natural structure of the teeth is possible to be achieved with porcelain veneers. Either no or minimal changes are applied to the teeth. The trimmed layer is between only 0.3 and 0.7 mm.
The model of your teeth you want changes on is duplicated and new design is performed based on this model. In other words, before the operation, the planned changes can be shown as a demonstration at the beginning of the treatment. This is called a “mock-up”.
The porcelain surface of veneers are smooth, so it decreases the likelihood of plaque build-up and staining due to smoking etc.
It does not discolor due to external factors such as coffee, tea, and smoking.