Dental laminate, also known as dental veneer, is a special type of thin porcelain providing an aesthetic look by coating the frontal surface of the teeth. These special porcelains can change the shape, width, height and color of the teeth after getting sticked to frontal surface of the teeth. This treatment can also be made using the composite used in filling applications. Porcelain results in more aesthetically pleasing ways, though. Composite is cheaper and provide a small shrinking of teeth but colorization on the sides of it may occur over time. You can do the evaluation of porcelain and composite with your dentist.
What problems do dental laminate solve?
Abrased, cracked, fractured, gapped, misaligned teeth; colored teeth because of too much fluoride in childhood, root canal treatment or medication can be treated with dental laminate.
What is dental laminate process like?
You can consider this process in 3 steps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.