Lamina porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are made by removing only 0.5-1.5 mm of tooth structure from the front surface of the teeth. This allows for high translucency, resulting in a natural and perfect aesthetic appearance. Ready-made lithium disilicate blocks prepared with CAD/CAM technology are used to create porcelain laminates, and once they are bonded to the teeth, they are quite strong.
Lamina porcelain veneers require meticulous craftsmanship and do not undergo discoloration, allowing patients to maintain the same whiteness for years. Despite their thinness, they adhere to the tooth using the revolutionary adhesive technique in dentistry, making them highly durable. They enable the restoration of tooth misalignments and interdental gaps with minimal damage and exceptional aesthetics.
When replacing discolored teeth caused by unsightly fillings or root canal treatment, laminate veneers often provide the treatment that brings the most satisfaction to our patients. They are extensively used in the smile design of most of our patients, as they provide the most impressive and natural-looking results.
How are porcelain laminate veneers made?
After cleaning the tooth surfaces and performing any necessary treatments such as fillings, approximately 0.1-0.5 mm of enamel is removed from the front surfaces of the teeth, preserving the enamel layer. Then, the measurements of the teeth are transferred to the dental technician. Temporary veneers are made for the patient on the same day.
The dental technician prepares the porcelain laminates within an average of 7-10 days. After the completion of this period, each laminate is individually checked both aesthetically and technically by the dentist. Once approved by the patient, the porcelain laminates are meticulously bonded to the teeth.
Porcelain laminates candidates
- When satisfactory results cannot be achieved through teeth whitening for advanced discoloration.
- To close gaps between teeth.
- To lengthen teeth and make shape changes.
- For fractured or misshapen teeth.
- In cases of mild tooth misalignments.
- In cases of tooth wear.
- For individuals concerned about the aesthetic appearance of their front teeth.