The application of laminate porcelains are a part of the latest technological developments in dentistry. These applications can be regarded as an ultimate point the esthetic field has reached in dentistry.
Porcelain laminate veneers are a very healthy and advantageous way to solve problems of color disorders, spaces and crowdings.
Whether with or without metal infrastructure, in porcelain crown applications a certain amount of tissue has to be removed from the tooth surface. On the other hand, in case of a porcelain laminate application, the amount that has to be removed is almost negligibly small compared with the crowns.
A rather thin layer of 0,3-0,5 mm is removed from the front side of the teeth. Afterwards very thin porcelain covers are prepared on the impression and adhered to the teeth. Provided that the tooth structure is adequate, the application may be completed without any tissue removal and without touching the natural teeth.
Laminate porcelains are very thin
The most important advantages of laminate porcelains are that they can be completed with minimum teeth removal, they have a natural and vital look, they don’t change in color over time. As they are very finely processed, the adaptation with the gingiva is perfect. Apart from this, due to special bonding techniques they adhere perfectly to the teeth.
The space between the upper incisors have been eliminated by the application of laminate porcelain
Numerous spaces in the upper front area have been eliminated by the application of laminate porcelain
The field of application of laminate porcelains can be summarized as:
- Discolorations, advanced antibiotic, fluor stains which can’t be eliminated with bleaching,
- Hereditary structure and color disorders,
- Joining separated teeth (diastema closure)
- The restoration of broken or decayed teeth,
- Correction of discolored and deformed old fillings,
- Correction of crowded and tilted teeth (as an alternative to orthodontic therapy).
Structural deficiencies in the upper front teeth
Minimum preparation has been done for laminate porcelains
Prepared laminate porcelains
Laminate porcelains after application
Due to their transparency, the laminate porcelains have the same appearance with the natural tooth tissue
Porcelain laminate applications are realized with a very precise technique, therefore they require a very fine clinical and laboratory operation, it is impossible to prepare them accurately in random environments. The dentist and the dental technician have to be fully equipped about this matter and the language that they have created, their artistic abilities have to be complete and coherent.
Mild crowding of the lower front teeth
After laminate veneer application
The information contained in the site is to inform about dentistry and treatment methods.
This information is definitely not a substitute for the physician to examine the patient for medical purposes or to make a diagnosis.