Porcelain Laminate Veneers

Porcelain Laminate Veneers

Veneers are a popular treatment for a variety of smile problems. Veneers are the ultimate restoration for spaces, chips,fractures; resulting in a dramatic cosmetic makeover.

They are more involved than bonding with fabrication done in a dental laboratory and require at least two visits. The advantage that veneers have over bonding is their color stability and much longer life expectancy. 

Preparation of the veneer(s) is done in the first visit and may or may not require use of a local anaesthetic. Due to the minimal amount of tooth reduction, it is usually not necessary to fabricate any type of temporary restoration. Should a temporary be needed, they can, in most circumstances, be made at the time of treatment. In approximately one week, a dental laboratory will fabricate the veneer(s) and a second visit to the dentist is required to insert the veneer(s). The insertion can be accomplished with or without local anaesthetic, as was the preparation. This visit is usually longer in length. The laminates are placed with a light sensitive resin that is hardened by using a white light. Veneers are not reversible since a small amount of tooth enamel (about .5mm) is removed in adhering the facing to the tooth.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers can beautify your smile by concealing stains, chips, cracks, injuries, and misalignment. They are an excellent alternative to crowns and are virtually undetectable. Veneers are resistant to injury and are long-lasting, making them one of the best cosmetic procedures options available.

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It is one of the aims of dentistry to restore lost tooth tissue, aesthetics and function, to provide biological harmony. Porcelain is the most used restorative material with its aesthetic, tissue-friendly and appropriate physical properties. However, metal-supported porcelains developed to strengthen the physical properties of porcelain, the presence of metal infrastructure It does not have sufficient aesthetic and biological compatibility as porcelains without metal support.

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Porcelain Laminates

It is the technique of bonding a specially prepared porcelain layer in nail thickness, desired color, size and form to the front face of the tooth. In this method, unlike porcelain crown application, healthy teeth are not prepared much. Instead, a very thin tooth layer is removed only from the front of the tooth and the prepared porcelain lamina is adhered to the front of the tooth with special bonding techniques.

Scope of application:

With this technique called ‘laminate veneers’, only the front surfaces of our teeth are removed less than the amount of material taken in a filling and to make perfect color and texture compatible applications.

When the destruction of the teeth is excessive, the entire tooth is covered with a porcelain crown, porcelain crowns can be full porcelain or metal supported. Full porcelain crowns look more aesthetic and natural than metal-supported porcelains.

How are aesthetic fillings made? Aesthetic fillings are placed in prepared cavities layer by layer and each layer is cured with a special light. When this process is finished, the aesthetic fillings are shaped and corrected according to the tooth. All these processes take longer than amalgam filling. However, it is at least twice as expensive as amalgam. The duration of aesthetic fillings in the mouth is 7-10 years, which is close to the life of amalgam. However, amalgam is in favor of very large fillings.

Advantages and disadvantages: The biggest advantage of these fillings is their aesthetics. In addition, since these fillings are well connected to the teeth, they support the dental tissues and prevent fractures and heat. Composites can be used not only to restore caries, but also for their cosmetic effects by changing the color and shape of teeth. The most important disadvantage is the post-procedure sensitivity. The colors of the fillings may change slightly with coloring foods such as coffee and tea.

Zirconium crowns and bridges use zirconium, which is a white material instead of metal, as the substructure. Aesthetically beautiful, durable crowns and bridges are obtained by processing porcelain on it.

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