It is an aesthetic dentistry application which changes the color and shape of the teeth permanently according to the person’s aesthetic perception and expectations. To obtain a smooth, natural and sincere smile, a special laminate (porcelain leaf) is bonded to the surface of tooth by the dentist.
Why are porcelain laminates used, what is the application process?
It is used in patients who want permanent whiteness who do not see the bleaching procedure sufficient, or when there is a high degree of color change during antibiotic use,
As a part of the smile design for a more natural and smooth smile,
For filling the gaps between the teeth and adjusting the height of the teeth.
The tooth surface is prepared in the first session in order to be able to place the porcelain laminate. From the front surface of the tooth, approximately 0.3-1 millimeter thick enamel tissue is removed and measured.
From this measurement, in the appropriate color and form to the tooth, porcelain laminate is made in almost leaf thickness, to complete the smile, and is bonded with special adhesives in color appropriate for the teeth.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR PORCELAIN LAMINATES?
The length of the appointment depends on the condition of the tooth and the number of laminates to be prepared. There is a need for at least 2 sessions to complete porcelain laminates.
If other procedures related to the aesthetics of the gums are required, gum treatments should be completed first and then the stages related to laminates should be applied.
IS THE APPLICATION OF PORCELAIN LAMINATES PAINFUL?
There is usually no pain during the procedure.
After the procedure, temporary laminates are placed to protect your teeth until the bonding session.
Therefore, until the next session, the patient does not have an aesthetic problem and the sensitivity is prevented.
What are the advantages of porcelain laminates compared to veneers?
To apply porcelain veneers to the teeth, 2 mm of the tissue should be removed from the tooth all the way. For porcelain laminates, it is sufficient to remove 0.3-1 mm from the front surface only.
WHAT SHOULD I PAY ATTENTION TO AFTER PORCELAIN LAMINAE?
Porcelain laminates will be like a natural part of your teeth after bonding. Nevertheless, in order not to damage your porcelain laminates, it is necessary to avoid habits such as nail-biting, pen biting, teeth grinding and clenching, and biting of hard foods with foreteeth.