Laminate veneer is one of the most demanded services in the dental industry in Turkey. Laminate veneers are very thin and durable leaf porcelains and are applied to the front surface of the teeth. Structural defects, shape and color irregularities in the teeth are removed aesthetically thanks to these veneers.

Permanent whiteness is achieved with laminate veneer application. It is not affected by factors such as tea, cigarettes and coffee that cause discoloration on the teeth.

What is Laminate Veneer?

They are the structures used to give the desired color and form to the teeth. Porcelain laminate is also known as nail tooth or laminated tooth. Their thickness varies between 0.3-0.7 mm.

When the teeth need to be positioned more inward than the position they are in, more tooth cutting is needed. However, if it needs to be removed outward, it may not even be necessary to cut the tooth.

Laminated dental veneer is a method that is applied with the least filing and abrasion on the teeth. Intact teeth are slightly abraded and laminates are placed on the tooth in a thin layer.

Who is Laminate Veneer Treatment Applied to?

  • Patients with yellowing teeth, discoloration, patients who did not get results from teeth whitening treatment
  • Those who have a tooth filling, but the colour or texture of the filling is distorted
  • Patients who have crooked teeth but do not want to receive orthodontic braces treatment or have a condition that will prevent this treatment.
  • People with gaps in their teeth (diastema)
  • Those with distorted teeth in terms of posture and shape find a solution to this situation, which makes them unhappy aesthetically, thanks to laminate veneer.
  • The problem of abrasion on the upper surface of the teeth is eliminated with laminate veneer.
  • Teeth broken as a result of trauma are restored to their old appearance with laminate veneer application.
  • Those with short teeth use this method to prolong their work and achieve a more beautiful smile.
  • Laminate veneer coating can be used to prevent further destruction of the decayed front teeth and to clean the caries.

Laminate Veneer Advantages

  • It is long-lasting.
  • Masks discoloration on teeth. It destroys the spaces between the teeth and the irregular structure on the tooth surface.
  • It solves the ratio problem between teeth.
  • It offers an aesthetic and natural look.
  • It is one of the most protective methods that can be preferred for the use of porcelain on the teeth. No large cuts are required. It is sufficient that the opened slot is nail width.
  • Teeth are not reduced by cutting too much.
  • The patient sees the result in 3D before the treatment.
  • During the procedure, the chewing surfaces of the teeth are not interfered with. Therefore, it does not cause discomfort to the patient and does not have trouble getting used to it.
  • The material used has high light transmittance. It adapts to the tooth like its own enamel and its effect is permanent.
  • Porcelain surfaces are quite smooth. It minimises the formation of tartar, staining due to smoking and similar reasons.
  • It is resistant to abrasion.

Laminate Veneer Disadvantages

In fact, although laminate veneer application is safe, it is very delicate to make and apply. It needs high technical experience. That’s why they are expensive.

How is Laminate Veneer Made?

  1. Laminate veneer stages start with taking an intraoral measurement.
  2. This measure is subjected to mock-up testing with the model in the laboratory.
  3. Thanks to the mock-up test, a model is prepared from the mouth of the person.
  4. The patient and the dentist decide together how the teeth should be based on this model.
  5. Laminated teeth are prepared for the procedure.
  6. Temporary veneers are placed on the teeth to which laminate veneers will be applied, and it is checked whether there are compatibility problems. Plastic temporary veneers, made in the right length and form, protect the teeth until the porcelain veneers arrive. It plays the role of a three-dimensional model and shows how well the teeth are compatible with the face. It allows one to determine the most suitable smile for the face with the necessary abrasion and extra additions.
  7. The production of original porcelain laminate teeth is prepared in the laboratory according to this model.
  8. Laminated porcelain dental treatment is applied by sticking the material on the tooth. Meanwhile, the Bonding resin method is used.
  9. During the operation, the gum is anaesthetised. The patient does not feel pain. Processing time varies according to the number of teeth to be veneered. It does not take long for the patient to adapt to his/her teeth. They can start using their new teeth on the same day.

Who Can Have Laminate Veneer?

Anyone who needs a smile design can benefit from this treatment. However, individuals with missing teeth, those with abrasions on the back surfaces of their teeth, those with advanced gingival recession, and those who struggle with teeth grinding (bruxism) cannot have a laminate veneer. The dentist can decide whether it is suitable for the person.

Are Laminate Veneer Teeth Long-lasting?

If you take care of your teeth, you can use them for years without any problems. Laminated veneers retain their color and shine. However, sometimes the changes that occur in the surrounding tissues cause some aesthetic problems. In this case, a new treatment may be needed.

laminated tooth veneer Its lifespan is usually around 10-15 years. You can maintain the health of your laminate teeth by continuing to brush your teeth regularly and taking good care of your veneers.

Laminate veneers are mostly applied to the anterior teeth. Therefore, you should avoid doing things such as biting your nails, biting pens and other hard objects, or grinding your teeth.

Laminate Veneer Do teeth turn yellow?

These are made from high-quality ceramics. It does not turn yellow as it is not affected by things such as coffee, cigarettes and tea. However, if the tooth loses its vitality, then yellowing occurs.

Do Laminate Veneer Teeth Fall Out?

Lamina teeth are bonded with resin adhesives using adhesive methods. They do not fall off and are difficult to remove again. When they need to be removed, they must be abraded with diamond burs.

How Long Does Laminate Veneer Treatment Take?

It takes 3-4 days to be produced in the laboratory. With detailed preliminary studies and smile design, this period reaches an average of 1 week. Approximately 1 week after the tooth cutting and impression session, the bonding session is started. This is usually applied in two sessions.