Dental Laminate, also known as porcelain veneers, is a thin shell made of long-lasting materials, which covers only the outer surface of the tooth and is designed for aesthetic purposes such as dental health restoration as well as the smile makeover. As one of the most common therapeutic approaches to cosmetic dental restoration, it has attracted numerous clients. However, dental laminate is not suitable for people with crooked, discolored, cracked teeth, broken edges, and extensive tooth decay, and severely eroded enamel. The use of laminates is not recommended for healthy teeth. Veneer laminate does not potentially cause tooth decay if they install by an experienced dentist and standard materials.
Types of dental laminate
Ceramic dental laminate (called porcelain veneer) is made of ceramic or porcelain, which in addition to its beautiful appearance, has more color stability and is stronger than composite dental laminate. Ceramic dental laminate is made by a specialist after molding in the laboratory. The laminate, in fact, is a thin, ceramic shell that is bonded to a person’s teeth using resin adhesives, aiming to remove the stains, whiten tooth, correct the crooked tooth, treat interdental spaces and to fix a broken tooth.
The most important advantages of ceramic dental laminate
Natural and eye-catching beauty due to the reflection of light on dental bonding surface,
Very high strength and durability compared to composite dental laminate
Impossibility of coloring and proper resistance to changes in dental color
Reduce gingivitis and adapt to the condition of the gums
More conservative tooth contouring compared to dental veneers
Perform treatment steps in 2 sessions
Compared to ceramic models, composite dental laminates are less reshaped or in some cases do not need to be cut, but they are shinier and more colorful. It should be noted that the cost of composite dental laminate is cheaper.
Composite dental laminate is not recommended for patients with severe dental erosion, gritted teeth, poor dental hygiene, severely crooked tooth, etc.
The most important step to perform composite laminate is to observe oral hygiene in order to achieve success in this cosmetic dental treatment. Any calculus (tartar)or gum disease should be removed before performing dental laminate. In some cases, before the main treatment of composite dental laminate, the final mold of the patient’s smile is placed on his/her teeth using a temporary model, so that if he satisfied, treatment can be performed for him/her.
Dental isolation and acidification, teeth brushing, drying them and the use of special composites to perform veneers called cosmetic compositions to modify the smile design are some of the steps to carry out composite dental laminate.
Medova uses highly-trained cosmetic dentistry teams that can help you with a variety of laminates.
Side effects of incorrect Laminate Installation
Disrupted bonding process,
Disrupted modification for Laminated edge
Improper tooth polishing
laminate edges and teeth mismatch,
Too much or too little tooth reshaping, etc.
Excessive laminate or composite bulging can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis.
How to perform dental laminate
To perform a ceramic dental laminate, about half a millimeter (between 0.3 and 1 mm) of the tooth is cut, but to make a composite laminate with a dental composite, it can be done without a cut if the dental condition is met. However, for composite veneers, we need to cut the teeth to match the color of resin composite to the intact tooth structure and to prevent the teeth from bulging.
The change in the color of the laminate edge depends on the color of the material used over time. For example, tea, coffee, smoking, and hookahs change the color of the edges of laminates. By reducing the consumption of these colorful substances, it is possible to prevent discoloration. This discoloration or pigmentation is less common in dental ceramic laminates than dental composites. Also, the type of ceramic laminate and dental composite used for treatment and their quality affect this colorability.
Observing oral hygiene care interventions and taking care of your teeth
Proper brushing and flossing
Before using mouthwash, consult your dentist so that he or she gives you the needed instructions.
Prevent excessive and inappropriate use of some mouthwashes
Dental laminate in Medova
Medova benefits from outstanding dental specialists who passed specialized and sub-specialized courses in dental cosmetic treatments. Moreover, Medova uses the best and most up-to-date modern medical equipment and tools in Iran. Dental laminate by applying Madova health tourism is performed by the best quality dental laminate services and is cost-effective for the clients. In addition to dental treatment in Iran Medova helps you during your travel by providing other services like accommodation, transportation, translator, and sightseeing in Iran.