Laminate Veneer – Porcelain Dental Laminate

Laminates are very thin porcelains that are usually applied to the anterior teeth.

Laminate Veneer porcelain laminates are porcelain leaves that are attached to the teeth by removing a minimum of material from the front surface of the teeth.

These very thin leaves are specially prepared in desired color, size and form and adhere to the front surface of the tooth.

In this method, very little enamel tissue is removed from the tooth. Therefore, it is the most preventive treatment that can be done.

Because Laminate Veneer is very thin and does not contain metals, it gives satisfactory results with a quality that cannot be distinguished from real teeth.

The procedure is very simple and takes very little time. First, measurements are taken from the patient. And a sample model study is done in the laboratory.

The patient sees the end results on this model before the teeth are cut. The teeth are then prepared with a painless procedure. After the main impression is taken, the temporary veneer is attached. Thus, the teeth are protected from external influences.

A final model is created in the laboratory according to the determined size and porcelain laminates are prepared. It is then bonded to the teeth with a special technique and a material called adhesive resin. As a result of this bonding process, it is not possible to separate the laminate from the tooth, so it is very resistant to breakage.

Appropriate bonding and use of porcelain in porcelain laminates and completion of the procedure by specialist dentists are extremely important factors determining how long the procedure will last. Aside from these, with good oral care by the patiens, it can remain just as it is on the first day of use for many years.

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers and in which cases are they used?

1- It can be done with little or no abrasion

2- Porcelain veneers are difficult to stain and their color stability is very high.

3- Porcelain veneers permanently whiten your smile and improve self-confidence.

4- It can mimic tooth enamel and looks natural thanks to its light transmittance.

5- It can close the gaps between the teeth.

6- It is very strong despite its thinness.

7- It has very good color stability.

8- It comes in many different colors.

9- It can be used in teeth that have not been whitened with procedures and in discolorations occurred from antibiotics and excessive fluorine use.

10- Porcelain veneers can lengthen and reshape teeth to desired properties.

11- Provides repair of broken, worn out or misshapen teeth.

12- Porcelain veneers can restore tooth discoloration, fractures, cracks and large fillings.

13- The gum tissue tolerates veneer porcelain well, so it is a biocompatible material.

14- The color of the porcelain veneers that provide the ‘Holloywood Smile’ can be chosen in the desired color.

15- Porcelain veneers require less dental tissue abrasion compared to crowns.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

In porcelain laminates, it is important that a specialist and experienced dentist should use the appropriate indication, porcelain and materials. With the attention to oral hygiene and regular controls by the patient, it can be used for many years as it remains just the same as the first day.

Who Can Have Porcelain Laminates?

It can be applied to almost everyone except those who have parafunctional habits such as teeth grinding, excessive jaw disorders and tooth damage.

How Are Porcelain Laminates Prepared?

Smile design procedures come first. A prior preparation is completed with photographs, videos and measurements taken.

In all of this design process, factors such as the patient’s age, gender, face shape and lip form are evaluated. A prototype is prepared based on the measurements taken, and thanks to this prototype, the patient sees the result in their own mouth without any interventions to the teeth. With this system we call mock up, it is possible to predict the result with a plastic material. The patient gets information about the results beforehand. A design is created by considering the requests. This way, the final shape of the teeth is decided.

After this step, necessary preparations are made on the tooth surface. The patient uses their temporary teeth until the end of the procedure. When the rehearsals are completed, the tooth bonding stage begins. It is bonded with adhesives that bond very strongly to the dental tissue. Final corrections are made and treatment is completed.

How Should One Take Care of Porcelain Laminates?

Their care is the same as the care of natural teeth. It can be used without any problems for a long time with good oral care and regular dentist controls. They are highly aesthetic, natural and long-lasting restorations.