Date of update: 2023-02-21 11:13:45

Porcelain Laminates

With this technique called Porcelain Laminate veneers, only the front surfaces of our teeth are removed with a smaller amount of material than that removed in a filling to make perfect color and texture compatible applications.

It is the technique of bonding a specially prepared porcelain layer in the desired color, size and form in the thickness of the fingernail to the front surface of the tooth. In this method, unlike porcelain crown application, healthy teeth are not prepared too much. Instead, only a very thin layer of tooth is removed from the front of the tooth and the prepared porcelain lamina is bonded to the front of the tooth with special bonding techniques.

Application areas of Porcelain Laminates:

  • - Closing the gaps in the front teeth.
  • - Treatment of fractures caused by impact.
  • - In extremely dark colored teeth where tooth whitening method is not sufficient,
  • - In cases where all teeth need to be covered with porcelain due to caries and crowding)

With this technique called 'laminate veneers', only a smaller amount of material is removed from the front surfaces of our teeth than is removed in a filling, making perfect color and texture compatible applications.


What is a laminate veneer (Laminate Veneer, dental veneer)?

Laminate veneers (also known as Laminey, Laminated or lamina. Leaf Porcelain) is a cosmetic solution that can be applied in many dental disorders that negatively affect your appearance. Laminate leaf veneers are basically a form of treatment that aims to eliminate these problems by bonding the layer prepared from porcelain to the front faces of the teeth in the front teeth with aesthetic problems. In most cases, they are sufficient to give the teeth a natural beauty and a natural function with their robust structure and intact color. With laminate veneers you can smile confidently!

Made of porcelain, these veneers are a thin, semi-permeable layer. They are prepared and placed over an existing tooth with perfect fit and precision. The front face of the tooth and the inner face of the veneer are bonded with a special resin (an adhesive intermediate). When the process is finished, a perfect fusion is expected.

In which cases can laminate treatment be performed?

Laminate veneers can be applied mainly for the removal of discoloration and, to a certain extent, for shape correction. In discoloration, in advanced antibiotic, fluoride, etc. stains, hereditary structure and color disorders that do not give results with methods such as bleaching (tooth whitening),

In the joining of separated teeth (diastema closure), in the restoration of broken or worn teeth,

It can be a cosmetic alternative (as an alternative to orthodontic treatment) for the correction of discolored and structurally degraded old fillings, and for the correction of crooked and crooked teeth.

Who can benefit from laminate treatment?

Almost everyone! People of all age groups who suffer from the above reasons can benefit from laminate treatment. However, it is not suitable for people with jaw disorders, bad habits such as nail biting, pencil biting, and severe gum damage. This is best decided by your dentist.

What are the clinical application stages of porcelain lamina treatment?

First of all, your tooth is prepared for the procedure, the residues on it are cleaned. Then an impression is taken to obtain an exact copy of your tooth. The layer of porcelain material to be bonded to your tooth is prepared. Finally, as with bonding, the laminates are fused to the surface of the existing tooth with resin (an adhesive intermediate).

Are porcelain laminates long-lasting? Are they durable?

With good oral care, laminates can be used for years without any problems. This is because they are made of porcelain, which has superior properties to other adhesive systems (bonding). They are more resistant to staining and abrasion. To prolong their lifespan, oral care is essential. In addition, bad habits such as biting very hard foods and nail biting should be avoided.

What are the advantages of laminate veneers?

In cases where you cannot smile confidently due to decay, wear, fracture or structural anomalies, it is possible to give your teeth a natural beauty with this method. Previously, porcelain fillings and full veneers were the only solution in such unfavorable situations, but today there are new alternatives such as laminate treatment.

Advantages of this new laminate veneer application;

- A healthy and natural appearance is achieved in a very short time with a small intervention,

- You only need to make a slot in your tooth the width of a fingernail (which may not always be necessary),

- They are made of robust, colorfast and durable materials.

- It is only possible with laminate veneers to have the aesthetic features you want without disturbing the natural structure of your teeth. Either no changes are made on the tooth or a small correction can be made to make the result more perfect. The amount removed from the tooth is already limited to 0.3-0.7 mm. Thus, there is no need to cut (reduce) any tooth.

- The laboratory phase of the treatment is only 3-4 days. However, in smile design, it can take up to 3-4 weeks for your lips to adapt to your new appearance. during this adaptation period, we recommend some lip exercises and reading. at the end of this period, you can easily smile with your new teeth, which are completely integrated with your face and are absolutely unnoticeable as artificial.

-A copy of your teeth that you are not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth can be obtained and a design can be made on it. In other words, we can show you the change that will be created in your teeth before we intervene in your teeth.

- Since porcelain surfaces are extremely smooth, it minimizes staining and tartar formation caused by smoking and similar reasons.

- It does not change color with external factors such as coffee, tea and cigarettes.

- It is quite fragile as a material. However, when it is fully adhered to the enamel, its resistance to stretching and tensile forces is very high. For example, it is not possible to remove a bonded veneer from the tooth as a whole. However, it can be removed from the tooth surface by abrading with diamond burs.

- It has high resistance against abrasion.

What are the disadvantages of porcelain laminates?

- They have advantages in terms of health compared to other restorations. However, it is a slightly more expensive system compared to others.

- It is a sensitive technique. It requires a good clinical and laboratory work. The physician and dental technician must have full technical knowledge and artistic ability on this subject.