They are porcelain leaves that stick to the front surfaces of the teeth. It is one of the most conservative (preventive) treatments that can be done. This is because too little tissue is removed from the tooth for veneers to be made. It is sufficient to remove an average of 0.3-0.7 mm of tooth tissue. Then the veneers are prepared in the desired color and form and adhered. Because they are very thin and do not contain metal, It is very successful aesthetically. Laminate veneers have a unique ability to allow light to pass through, making the applied teeth look completely real. With this feature, it looks like a real tooth in flash and disco lights. (In these lights, coatings with metal in them appear as black spots, as if they were not in the mouth). The light transmittance of laminates also varies according to the porcelain used and the construction technique.
The course of treatment is short. In the first examination, an impression is taken from the patient before the teeth are cut. With this model, mock-up (rehearsal work) application is made from a special material in the laboratory. Doctor and patient get the chance to reach a consensus on this 3D model. Thus, you have the chance to see how you will look in 3D before your teeth are cut.
Then the teeth are prepared with a short and painless procedure, and the impression is taken. Plastic temporary veneers made in the form and length that you and your doctor decide together are adhered. These are also important in protecting your teeth until porcelain veneers arrive. At the same time, these temporaries act as a second 3D model for necessary corrections. The compatibility of the teeth with the face is checked, the ideal smile suitable for the face is determined with the necessary abrasions and additions. Porcelain veneers are prepared and adhered according to this model in the laboratory.
Although porcelain veneers are very thin, they are very resistant to breakage when glued. The bonding process takes place with a special method (bonding resin) and It is not possible to separate the laminate veneer from the tooth after it has adhered.However, they can be removed by abrading like natural teeth.
Laminas are indistinguishable from natural teeth as they require minimum preparation, are not stained with agents such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, and have light transmission properties. Therefore, it has become the most ideal aesthetic treatment method applied today.