What is Porcelain Lamina?
Laminas are very thin porcelains that can be applied especially in anterior teeth. Strengthening the physical properties of porcelain has enabled them to be made much thinner. Today’s dentistry emphasizes restorative procedures that require less tissue loss with a more conservative approach. Porcelain laminates are restorations that can be applied from dental tissue with little or often no preparation. The very good color permeability of the laminates, which are adhered using special adhesives, provides aesthetically perfect results.
The fact that laminates are healthy, durable and have very good color stability has made them a very common restorative option today.
Very thin laminates are produced with precision techniques. This ensures perfect compatibility with the teeth and surrounding tissues.
What are the advantages of laminates?
It is applied to the tooth surface with little or no preparation required.
they are durable
Color stability is very good
Color options are available
Fractures, cracks, large fillings and discolorations in the teeth can be easily treated.
Spaces between teeth can be restored to have both an aesthetic and natural appearance
They are resistant to staining and abrasion.
What is the lifespan of laminates?
It is very important to use suitable porcelain and bonding materials in laminates and to be done by specialist physicians.
With a good oral care applied by the patient, it can be used for many years as on the first day.
Which patients can laminates be applied to?
In anterior group teeth with discoloration problem
In crooked, irregular, crooked teeth with level problems
in split teeth
Large, old fillings with color problems
Restoration of broken and worn teeth
In discolorations due to antibiotic and excessive fluoride use that cannot be treated with bleaching
They can be applied in cases where the patient is not satisfied with their teeth cosmetically.
Who can laminates be applied to?
It can be easily applied to every patient except those with parafunctional habits such as nail biting and teeth grinding, excessive jaw disorders and tooth damage.
How are laminates made?
First of all, the smile design of our patient is determined.
Studies are carried out on the models obtained from the patient, together with the photographs and films taken.
A smile design is made by evaluating factors such as the patient’s age, gender, lip form, face shape.
These studies are evaluated together with the patient, and the laminates prepared from the composite material are tested in the patient’s mouth, and at this stage, the patient has information about the form of the restoration.
The doctor and the patient decide on the final form of the tooth by making the necessary corrections on the composite restoration.
Necessary preparations are made on the tooth surface and the patient immediately begins to use their temporary restorations.
After the porcelain proofs are made and sorted, they are adhered to the tooth with special adhesives that bond very strongly to the tooth structure.
Final correction and polishing is done in the mouth
How to care for laminates?
Their care is not much different from natural teeth, with good oral care, they can be used for years without any problems.
Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. Laminas are aesthetic and long-lasting restorations that can be made on the tooth tissue for this smile without applying almost any operation.