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  • Writer's pictureDentaş Ağız ve Diş Sağlığı Polikliniği

Laminate Veneers

Laminate veneer, also known as leaf porcelain, is a thin layer of porcelain made to sit on the front surface of the tooth, like a fake nail. Sometimes a natural colored composite (white filling) material is used instead of porcelain. Laminate veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. They are very thin, the tooth cuts very little and then the porcelains are glued in that place with a strong adhesive. In some cases, it can even be done without the need for any dental intervention or cut.

Laminate veneerler dişlerin doğal ve sağlıklı görünmesini sağlar. Çok incedirler, güçlü bir yapıştırıcı ile yerinde yapıştırıldıklarından diş çok az kesilir. Hatta bazı durumlarda dişe herhangi bir müdahaleye gerek kalmadan yapılabilir.

If there are large fractures in the teeth, it may be necessary to cover the entire tooth, not just the front part of the tooth. In some cases, if there is discoloration on the tooth, thicker veneers may be required because these porcelains are too thin to cover the color. Before the procedure, your dentist will evaluate your suitability for laminate veneer treatment.

Laminate veneers can improve the color, shape and position of your teeth. These veneers can be made to correct discolored teeth or make them whiter.

Leaf porcelain covers the entire tooth front. The advantage is that the front of the tooth is slightly abraded and the back of the tooth is not damaged at all. Laminate veneers can also be used to close small gaps when orthodontic treatment (braces) are not suitable. A laminate veneer can be used even if a tooth is more out or inside than the other teeth.

How is Laminate Veneer (Leaf Porcelain) Made?

A small amount of tooth is abraded and prepared in the front part of the tooth called enamel. The amount of enamel that has been abraded is very small and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted so that the tooth remains the same size.

Teeth may be numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure there is no discomfort during the procedure. After the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken or a digital image of the tooth is taken by scanning. Then the porcelain is rehearsed and sent for polishing.

It takes at least two sessions for laminate veneer rehearsals. The veneer is adhered to the tooth with a special adhesive that will hold it tightly.

Considerations After Laminate Veneer Treatment

You should not eat or drink as your doctor will recommend after the veneer is attached. Because laminate veneers are so thin, they can break or crack. Therefore, you may need to pay attention as your doctor recommends. With routine checks, you reduce your chances of having problems.

How long is Laminate Veneer Life?

The crowns should last for many years; but they can crack or break just like your own teeth. Your dentist will give you information about how long each veneer can last.

Laminate Veneer (Leaf Porcelain) Treatment Prices

Leaf porcelains are aesthetic procedures and their production requires precision and care. It can be expensive compared to other treatment alternatives. You can consult your dentist for detailed information and alternative treatments.

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