Laminate veneers are an excellent method that pushes the aesthetic limits in dentistry and gives patients the Hollywood smile of their dreams.
In laminate veneers, functional and aesthetic balance in the teeth can be achieved with a minimally invasive procedure. With laminate veneers in a very short time; your smile can be changed, beautified, gaps between teeth can be closed. Shape and length defects in teeth can be corrected. Small crowding in your teeth can be corrected quickly. after all you can enjoy your perfect smile…
What are laminate veneers?
Laminate veneers (also referred to as dental laminates) are a treatment in which thin porcelain layers (veneers) of desired colour, size, and form are attached to the surface of teeth experiencing esthetical problems.
In this method, there is no need to extensively curb the healthy teeth, unlike in the crown treatment. Usually, only a 0.3-0.5 mm thin front surface of the tooth is removed in order to conduct this treatment. That’s about 1/2 the thickness of a dime or twice the thickness of an eggshell. Previously prepared porcelain veneers are attached to the surface by means of a special bonding substance. Thanks to the fact that they are very thin and do not include metal; they allow the light to partially penetrate them. Therefore, teeth with veneers look naturally and the procedure is an aesthetical success.
At Global Dental Center, we use IPS e.max Press, a break-resistant, strong, long-lasting and extremely popular e.max brand. IPS e.max Press is an excellent lithium disilicate glass ceramic for laminate flooring. IPS e.max Press creates excellent results regardless of the patient’s tooth with its superior color transition performance.
How does the laminate veneer process look like?
In the first session, the tooth surface is prepared to later attach the laminates. 0.3-1 mm of the surface is removed from the surface and the measure is taken.
Using this measure, very thin porcelain laminates of suitable colour and form, which will complete a beautiful smile, are prepared in our in-center laboratory. Finally, they are attached using special adhesive, which fits the colour of the tooth.
How many times should i visit the dentist in order to get the porcelain veneers?
Laminate veneer treatment takes at least two sessions within 6 days. The length of a particular session may vary depending on the condition of the teeth and the number of veneers to be prepared and bonded.
If there is a need for procedures that improve gingival aesthetics, gingival treatments should be performed first. Only then should laminate treatment be carried out.
How can i get to know beforehand how the porcelain laminates will look like?
During the first visit to the doctor’s office measurements are taken from the patient’s mouth. Using the acquired tooth model a mock-up model is prepared in the laboratory using a special material. In this way, doctor and patient, using a 3D model, can make changes according to their wishes and decide how the final aesthetic effect should look like.
Why porcelain laminates provide us with a more esthetic look?
Thin porcelain laminates resemble natural tooth enamel because they are partially translucent like it. Light directed at a natural tooth is not reflected, it passes through the enamel and reaches the opaque inner dental tissue. Laminate being translucent like natural enamel provides a shining but not light-reflecting look. Mat and the unnatural look are, therefore, avoided.
Will i feel pain while undergoing a laminate veneer treatment?
There is no pain during the procedure. However, in some cases, local anesthesia can be applied to prevent the possibility of pain. After the first session, temporary laminates are adhered to protect the teeth until the permanent veneer attachment. Therefore, the patient does not experience tooth sensitivity and aesthetic problems.
How should a care for porcelain laminate veneers be performed?
Due to the large number of bacteria living in the oral cavity, all our restorations require oral care, just like our natural teeth. You can extend the life of your laminates and prevent complications by taking care of your oral hygiene and keeping your teeth and veneers clean. For this, do not neglect your routine oral care (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and interdental brush) and visit your dentist’s office. If you’d like to know more about caring your veneers, please visit our blog post:
What should i pay attention to after getting porcelain veneers?
After being attached, porcelain veneers will become like a natural part of your teeth. Still, in order to not damage them, try to avoid bad habits such as biting nails and pens, and teeth grinding as well as eating hard meals with your front teeth. otherwise,strong blows and aggressive bites will cause cracks in coatings and ceramics, and if it is deepened, it may cause breakage. Porcelain veneers, unlike composite veneers, cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
Veneers vs. lumineers: What’s the difference?
- Veneers And Lumineers Are Both Designed To Correct Cosmetic Issues With Teeth
First, let’s start with the similarities. Lumineer is a porcelain veneer brand. Veneers and Lumineers are basically the same in most ways. Both treatments involve using tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain, which fit over your teeth and cover up the front chewing surfaces. Each veneer is permanently attached to the teeth using a powerful dental cement.
- Much Thinner Compared To Luminear Coatings
While traditional porcelain veneers are usually about 0.5 mm thick,
Lumineers use a very thin and durable ceramic material that is usually only about 0.2mm thick.
- Lumineers Require Less Preparation And Are Usually Reversible
The primary benefit of the thinness of lumineers is that they can often be placed without straightening your natural enamel. Because traditional veneers are thicker, some of your enamel must be removed to make room for them so they don’t add bulk to your teeth.
This also means that Lumineers are reversible. Since no enamel needs to be removed, it is possible to remove them if you change your mind. With conventional coatings this is not possible due to the greater amount of enamel that needs to be removed.
- Lumineers May Not Be Right For Everyone
While they do have benefits, Lumineers are not right for everyone. Since they are thinner, they are not ideal for covering up teeth with severe stains, as the thinner porcelain may not completely conceal the stained tooth.
The biggest disadvantage of lumineers is that the thinner construction results in less durability over time. Because lumineers are thinner, they are more vulnerable to the harsh effects of chewing hard foods and grinding their teeth. To get the maximum life out of your Lumineers, you must be extremely careful when caring for them.
Consult with your doctor at Global Dental Center to determine if lumineers are a good choice for your specific needs.
What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?
A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain or other materials, about 0.5 millimeters (mm) thick, that is adhered to the front of your existing tooth. A crown is about 1.5 mm thick and covers the entire tooth.
Whether a veneer or crown is right for you will depend on the condition of your teeth and what you are trying to fix. If your tooth is heavily damaged, has a large filling, or has undergone a root canal, dental crowns are typically the best option as the enamel is more compromised and will need better protection. If your tooth is mostly intact and only needs a minor shape correction or a better appearance, your dentist will likely recommend porcelain veneers.
When are the laminate veneers used?
Closing the diastemas, lengthening the teeth and reshaping them if necessary
- As a treatment of broken or cracked teeth
- As a solution for patients who do not like the colour of their teeth discoloured by antibiotics and desire a permanent whiteness
- In patients who do not like their own smile, as a part of smile design
- Porcelain veneers can be an alternative treatment for slightly crooked teeth
Who cannot have laminate veneers done?
- People with lower jaw extending forward
- People with major orthodontic malocclusion
- People with unhealthy periodontal tissues and gums
- Patients with advanced fluorosis (it will cause an advanced discolouration. Additionally, it prevents a strong attachment of the laminate).
- People with bruxism and other harmful habits should not have laminate veneers or should firstly deal with these problems.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
- Only a small amount of material is removed in order to place them. There is no need for a significant shrinking of the tooth as it happens in a crown treatment.
- Cannot be discoloured by cigarettes, tea, red wine, coffee, and other foods and drinks.
- They do not cause over time a grey reflection on gums since they don’t contain metal.
- Due to them being thin and translucent they allow light to penetrate them and provide a natural look to the teeth.
Why should i have a veneer in Turkey?
We get a lot of questions like;
Will I receive a quality service in Turkey? Will I have a problem with my veneers? Are treatments in Turkey cheaper? So why should you come to Turkey to get your new smile?
Compared to the UK, Europe and even the USA; Although the quality of the materials and technologies used in Turkey is quite high, the treatment costs are low. High quality materials, best brand technologies and FDA approved materials used in England and Europe are also used in dental treatments in Turkey.
How much are laminate veneer prices in Turkey?
The cost of laminate veneers in Turkey depends on many factors such as the quality of the materials used and the technology applied, the qualification and work experience of the doctor and laboratory. At our dental centre, the price per Laminate veneer is £205 or €240 or $255. Our dental center in Turkey offers the best price for laminate veneers. Please contact us for more information about package deals and discounts.