Porcelain laminates or leaf porcelains are an aesthetic application to change the shape and color of the teeth permanently, without intervening the whole tooth, only a small abrasion on the front surface of the teeth. Thanks to porcelain laminates; A bright appearance similar to a translucent and healthy tooth metal was obtained, and a high esthetic success was achieved by increasing the matt and unnatural appearance.
In which application are Porcelain Laminates?
It can be used to close the gaps between the teeth, to renew the color and shape with the smile design that looks unsatisfied with the tooth color and smile, to lengthen and reshape the teeth and to correct slightly crooked teeth.
How is the process of making porcelain laminates?
In the first examination, before the teeth are cut, the patient’s mouth is measured and a practice called mock-up is prepared in the laboratory. This study is placed in the patient’s mouth; this time, the physician and patient can decide what perspective the treatment might look like.
Afterwards, the enamel tissue about 0.5-1 millimeter thick is abraded from only the surface of the tooth and the measurement is taken, and other leaf porcelains are prepared in the laboratory. It is also glued to the teeth with special adhesives.
What is the making of porcelain laminates?
While porcelain lamina is being made, very little material is removed from the tooth surface and it can be applied even without some abrasion. (As in crown / bridge construction, there is no need to reduce the tooth all around). It reflects light-transmitting lamina porcelain in the best way with its thin and enamel-like structure and imitates natural dental treatment in the best way. They are not matte for metal mats in their substructure and there is no gray reflection from the bottom. They are not dyed with colored foods.
Who can not be porcelain lamina made?
From the thin and fragile structure of porcelain laminates to situations where the teeth are head-to-head or the lower jaw is the leading head-to-head anatomical structure; Porcelain laminates are not preferred much because of the risk of breakage. In addition, porcelain lamina treatment is not considered when there are habits that cause breakage, such as clenching and grinding, in advanced fluorine staining.