Porcelain Laminate Veneers

What is a porcelain laminate veneer?

In Latin, laminate means leaf. It is the method applied without cutting teeth and only making their front surfaces 0.3-0.5 mm thinner, where healthy teeth tissue is lost at minimum. It is the process where porcelain teeth laminate is applied to these areas made thinner.

Under which conditions are porcelain teeth laminate applied?

It can be an almost perfect cosmetic alternative in cases where no results are obtained with whitening in teeth with extreme coloring, in teeth with bad structural form and shape, in combining separated teeth (diastema veneer), in the restoration of teethwhich are abraded or have fractures, in correcting old fillings, the color and shape of which are disturbed, in correcting imperfect and overlapping teeth (as orthodontic treatment alternative).

To whom is porcelain laminate tooth treatment applied?

Porcelain laminate tooth treatment can be applied to almost everyone.

Are there cases where porcelain tooth laminate treatment can not be applied?

It is not applied in cases line chin disorders, bad habits like eating nails and biting pencils and if there is gingival recession.

How many sessions are needed for porcelain laminate tooth treatment?

If no treatment or aesthetic intervention is needed in your gingiva, you can have a new smile within one week with 2-3 sessions.

What are the treatment stages of this aesthetic dentistry application?

In the first stage, measurement of your teeth is taken without abrading your teeth and work is done on the model obtained. Later on teeth are abraded and measurement is taken with a sensitive measurement material. In your next appointment, laminate are applied to your teeth.

Do porcelain laminate teeth fall down?

No. Adhesion values of adhesive techniques of our time are very high. If dentist acts as complying with technical sensitivity, you can use your laminate as your own teeth.

What is the lifespan for porcelain laminate teeth?

With oral care, laminate can be used for long years without problems. This is because they are produced from porcelain having more superior features than other adhesion systems. It is more durable against spotting and abrasion. Oral care should be done to prolong their lifespan. Besides, biting very hard food and having bad habits like eating nails should be avoided.

What are the advantages of porcelain laminate teeth?

With a 0,3-0,7 mm abrasion process, the requested appearance is achieved. Process period is around 7-10 days.

They are produced from solid and durable materials with nonfading colors.

With porcelain laminate, you can obtain the desired athletically features (color and shape) without disturbing the natural structure of your teeth. Either no changes are made on the teeth or only a small correction is made. The quantity that is removed from the tooth is limited with 0,3-0,7 mm. Thus it is not required to cut (make them smaller)any teeth.

A copy of teeth, with which you are not content, is taken and a design work is realized. Before any intervention is made to teeth, changes to be done are shown with a demo before treatment. This demo is named as mock-up.

Porcelain surfaces are smooth and thus spotting due to cigarettes or similar reasons and formation of tartar are minimized.

It does not change color due to external factors such as coffee, tea and cigarette.

As a material it is very fragile. But when it is completely pasted on tooth enamel, it is highly durable against tensile and pulling forces . For example it is not possible to take a veneer that is glued on the tooth. It can only be taken out from tooth surface by abrading with diamond burr.

It is highly durable against abrasion.

What are the disadvantages of porcelain laminate teeth?

They are superior in health and aesthetic aspects as compared with other restorations. But it is more expensive than others.

Dentist who wrote the article: Dr. Kerem Adalet