Estetik Diş Hekimliği

Estetik Diş Hekimliği


Laminated Veneers

Laminated VeneersLamination is the process whereby teeth are restored by bonding a fine layer of porcelain or composite coating on the front surface of teeth, after a very thin layer of the front surfaces have been cut.

Best results are achieved when patients' smiles have been designed and possible forms have been previewed by the patients prior to treatment. When the treatment commences, it is not possible to turn back after the teeth have been cut.

Currently, porcelain laminate veneers are used for a wide range of applications. They yield perfect results when applied as an alternative to direct treatments.

When the alignment and form of the teeth are fine, but the color of teeth are not as white as required, teeth bleaching treatment is definitely recommended before the lamination process is undertaken. If there are problems in the formation of the teeth, orthodontic treatment should be the primary option. If none of these treatment options are accepted by the patients, the application of laminate veneers may be offered to the patients.

Porcelain laminate veneers have close to perfect light permeability characteristics as they can be prepared in very fine layers. Thus, they make it possible to achieve very lively and aesthetic results. With the recent advances in technology, implants and laminate veneers have earned their place on the top of the list the of solutions offered to our patients.

Due to the fact that very sensitive measurement materials are used to obtain dental impressions, these restorations result in a perfect fit between the porcelain laminate veneers and the teeth. Their biggest disadvantage is that due to the fact that they are extremely thin materials they are prone to break easily, and may fall off the teeth relatively more easily as unlike other crowns they are bonded on only one surface.

The main differences between porcelain and composite veneers lies in the materials used in their production and the different methods of their application. Composite veneers can be directly applied to patients' teeth in just one session (bonding). There are also composite veneers that are produced in laboratories which require two sessions to be applied, but their application is not very widespread. The material used in composite veneers that are applied in a single session is the same material used in composite fillings.

Laminate veneers are a type of partial crown prosthesis produced using aesthetic materials for the purpose of restoring only the exterior surfaces of teeth that are visible through the opening of the mouth. Laminate veneers are the most conservative means of restoration that can be applied for aesthetic purposes.

Generally, it is sufficient to remove only about 0,5 mm. of the front surface of the teeth to be treated. As a result, both superior aesthetic aesthetic appearance is obtained with minimal loss of matter from the front surface of the teeth; and the natural structure of the other surfaces of the teeth and the tooth-gum relationship will be preserved.

Although laminate veneers can be produced from both composite and acrylics that are the same color as teeth, ceramic laminate veneers are generally preferred due to the aesthetic and biological advantages they offer.

Areas of Application:
Small amounts of loss in tooth matter due to cavities or breakage.
Correction of crowding problems.
Closing of diastemas (tooth gaps).
Rectifying tooth abrasions.
Rectifying discoloration of teeth due to use of medication and excessive fluoride..
Rectifying congenital discoloration issues
Correction of irregularities related to form and structure of teeth.
Providing a white smile and extending the length of teeth.