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What is Laminated Tooth (Leaf Tooth) Veneer?

Laminated tooth, leaf tooth or also known as porcelain veneers, are porcelain tooth designs that are prepared by taking special tooth measurements according to the fractures and deformations of the teeth, eliminating aesthetic appearance concerns and bonded to the front surfaces of the front teeth. Laminated veneers are applied only to the front teeth. In laminated dental veneer application, teeth are not abraded or can be done at very low levels.

What is Laminated Tooth (Leaf Tooth) Veneer?

The most important feature of laminate veneers is that they are applied without abrading the teeth and provide a perfect fit. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin and metal-free. In addition, being a material that transmits light is among the advantages of the application.

How to Get Laminated Dental Veneers

Lamina restorations can be applied if there are unwanted color changes in the teeth, if the teeth are not suitable for whitening with whitening agents, or if a change in shape is desired along with the color. 

Before the application of Lamina dental veneers , the patient's expectations are listened to and an intraoral impression is taken. A model study is made with the impression taken. The veneers are rehearsed and the procedure is applied after the approval of the dentist and the patient. Veneers prepared individually are adhered to the tooth by a special adhesive material. 

In addition, a very small amount of dilution is applied to the teeth during this procedure. The person can continue to use his teeth on the same day after the application, while he does not experience any pain or pain during this process. 

What are the Types of Laminated Teeth?

Types of laminated teeth are in 2 different forms: composite laminated and porcelain laminated:

Composite Laminate: It is made to change the color and shape of the tooth, to enlarge it or to improve a problem and to give the tooth an aesthetic appearance without damaging the tooth. Depending on the suitability of the tooth structure, it can be made by the dentist on the same day. 

Porcelain Laminate: It is an effective and frequently preferred application in terms of repairing crookedness, discoloration, damage and discomfort in teeth. It is placed on the front surface of the teeth. Its structure is very thin and does not cause discomfort to the teeth. It is prepared individually in a laboratory environment. 

Conditions Requiring Laminated Teeth

Lamina porcelain teeth, which can be applied to patients of all age groups with dental problems, is a method frequently preferred by people, especially due to problems in dental structures. Situations requiring Lamina tooth application can be listed as follows:

  • Fracture or wear of the teeth, 
  • Split and spaced teeth,
  • Yellowed and darkened teeth where whitening methods are not sufficient,
  • Deformities,
  • Tooth growth,
  • Aging and yellowing of fillings
  • Curved and crowded teeth,
  • Hereditary disorders in tooth structures.

How to Care for Laminated Dental Veneers

There is no special application for the care of laminated teeth. Daily routine care for normal teeth is sufficient. The normal care routine for natural teeth and laminated teeth is as follows:

  • Considering laminated veneers as normal teeth, teeth should be brushed at least twice a day.
  • It is important to floss after brushing, as food residue may remain under the coatings.
  • The veneered teeth should be checked by a specialist every 6 months.
  • Gum treatment should be taken when necessary.

Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages may occur for 10 to 15 days after laminated tooth construction. In such cases, desensitizing toothpastes can be used. Laminated teeth do not require whitening toothpaste because they do not lose any color. The person can learn which type of toothpaste to use from the dentist specialist.

Updated Date:05 August 2023Creation Date:04 August 2023