Laminas are very thin porcelains that are usually applied to the anterior teeth. Porcelains, whose physical structures are strengthened, are thus made very thin. With a conservative approach, dentistry has highlighted restorative procedures that will require less tissue loss. Porcelain laminates are procedures applied on the teeth with little or no preparation. Due to the good color permeability of porcelain laminates bonded with special adhesives, aesthetically excellent results are obtained. In this way, it is among the commonly used restorative options. Using very sensitive techniques, very thin laminates are very well compatible with the teeth and surrounding tissues.
Laminas are prepared with little intervention to the teeth. In some cases, without the need for intervention, only the size of the tooth is taken and the porcelain is prepared in the dental laboratory. The thickness of the finished laminated tooth is approximately 0.5 to 0.7 mm. Since the preparation is made only on the front surfaces of the teeth, it is among the conservative treatments. Due to its light conductivity, it is ensured that the prosthesis gives the same reaction with natural teeth. The time spent to give an aesthetic form to the mouth of the patients has been shortened. It is considered to be very advantageous since there is no procedure for the reduction of the tooth.
When are porcelain laminates preferred?
Porcelain laminates are the most aesthetic solution applied to close the gaps called diastema between teeth. Especially in people who are not satisfied with the color of their teeth, porcelain lamina can be preferred if teeth whitening cannot be obtained. Although orthodontic treatment is the best among the treatments, it is not preferred by patients because it requires a long process. In these cases, porcelain laminates are an alternative treatment to gain a conservative aesthetic appearance. Porcelain lamina may be preferred to correct the deteriorated color and structure of teeth and old fillings that have lost material due to fractures. The wear on the teeth is a factor that affects the facial expression of the person. If the vertical size of the tooth becomes shorter, facial collapse occurs. Therefore, the vertical dimension of the tooth is restored by using porcelain lamina. This gives excellent results especially on the front teeth.