Laminate Veneers

Laminate Veneers

They are also known as laminate veneers, laminated teeth, porcelain laminates or leaf porcelain or nail teeth. Lamina means leaf in Latin. In smile design, they are thin porcelain structures with a thickness of 0.3-0.7 mm, which are adhered to the front surface of the teeth to give the desired tooth form and tooth color.

We can think of laminate veneers as ladies’ fake nails. From time to time, if the teeth are to be pulled outward from their position, they require less or even no tooth cutting, while if the teeth are to be positioned thinner than the current position or to be positioned inwards, they require more tooth cutting than this amount.

In which cases is laminate veneers applied?

They are applied to give a new smile to the person in yellowing teeth and discoloration of existing teeth, in crooked teeth where orthodontic braces treatment is not desired or not performed, in the presence of worn extremely short teeth, in the presence of gap teeth, diastemas, in the presence of deformed teeth, in short, in many situations that make us aesthetically unhappy. .

What are the advantages of laminate veneers?

In dentistry, porcelain is the most aesthetically successful and long-lasting material. Laminate veneers offer us the most conservative method for using porcelain on existing teeth for aesthetic purposes. Thanks to the laminates that can be applied to the existing teeth, sometimes without even any abrasion, the dentist can apply the smile design that is suitable for the person. Since the chewing surfaces of the teeth are not touched, they do not cause any discomfort to the person and there is no problem of getting used to it. It is the method in which the most perfect result is obtained in terms of aesthetics. This is due to the high light transmittance of the material. They adapt to the teeth permanently, like the tooth’s own enamel, and cannot be removed when bonded.

What are the disadvantages of laminate veneers?

Compared to other methods, its application and construction phase is very sensitive. It requires high technical skill. The construction phase in the laboratory and the bonding process in the mouth require meticulousness. For these reasons, it is an expensive application.

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