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LAMINATE AND AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

LAMINATE AND AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

“Dental laminate” is a special thin porcelain that provides a more aesthetic appearance by covering the front surface of the tooth. There are also names such as dental veneer, lamina, laminated, leaf porcelain. These special fine porcelains can be adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth to change the shape, width, length and color of the teeth.

What is Bonding or Composite Laminate?

Although we have mentioned as special fine porcelains, this form of treatment can also be performed with the composite used to fill the teeth. Using porcelain instead of composite as a material gives better results in terms of aesthetics. Composite provides an advantage in terms of cost compared to porcelain and a little less reduction is made from the tooth, but there may be coloring on the edges over time. If you want dental laminate, you can evaluate the suitability of porcelain or composite material with your dentist.

Which problems are solved with Dental Laminate?

Worn, cracked, broken teeth (especially between the front two teeth), teeth not lined up properly, root canal treatment, use of excess fluoride in childhood, tetracycline or other drugs, leaks in the large filling edges can aesthetically solved by treatment with laminate.

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What are the advantages of dental laminate?

They provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing look in addition to being fairly compatible with gingiva. Also, you can obtain the color tone you want for your teeth to go with your face. This process hardens teeth and cause less substance loss from teeth compared to other alternatives.

What are the disadvantages of dental laminate?

Since there is no going back from this process being decisive is key. Usually, they can’t be repaired and must be redone. Biting nails or hard materials like pens may cause defects after dental laminate. Quitting this kind of behavior before the process is important.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. FAQ-1: What is dental laminate process like?

    You can think of this treatment in 3 stages: The first appointment where your dentist is examined, evaluated and informed about your suitability for treatment, the second stage where the treatment starts, the second stage is where the tooth is treated and the third stage where the new aesthetic teeth are attached.

    First step: Diagnosis and treatment planning

    At this step you need to clearly express to your dentist what you expect from the treatment. Your dentist examines you in detail, evaluates if dental laminate is suitable for you, takes your X-ray and informs you on the process.

    Second step: Treatment

    Your dentist abrases a small part of neighboring teeth and a model of your teeth is prepared in accordance with measurements. You will not feel pain since you will be under local anesthesia.

    Third step: Sticking dental laminate

    The dental laminate that the technician prepares is sticked temporarily to neighbor teets as a rehearsal. If it is not seen suitable it is remade. If not, laminate is permanently sticked and you have your new teeth.

  2. FAQ-2: Does dental laminate require special maintenance?

    It does not. Daily care like brushing and flossing is sufficient. Even though dental laminate is more resistant to stains then natural teeth, it is recommended to stay as distant as possible from beverages like coffee and tea.

  3. FAQ-3: What is an alternative for dental laminate?

    Composite filling and dental sealants are other alternatives. If it is suitable, dental laminate is the more protective, aesthetic and faster treatment.

  4. FAQ-4: What is the price for Dental Laminate?

    Price range depends on the material, technician and price policy of the clinic. You need to consult with our dentist in order to get a price.

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