“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
— Richard James Molloy
What Is Dental Laminate?
Dental laminate (Porcelain laminate which is known as Porcelain veneers) is a thin shell that is designed by tooth-colored material based on the individual’s need. These shells are bonded to the front surface of the teeth in order to change their color, shape, size, or length and improve the appearance.
Porcelain laminate made of different thin porcelain layers which are replaced by natural teeth enamel and sticky layer. Unlike public perceptions, for making porcelain laminate, there is no need to scraping tooth and in case of choosing appropriate treatment methods by a special dentist, only some limit preparation needs for embedding laminates without any damage to natural teeth.
Alongside the beauty aspect, the correct laminate function is important, too and correct and strong attachment of natural teeth and porcelain laminate is essential. The dentist will use of resins which are sensitive to lights until laminate be strong by flashing special ray, after installation.
Can dental laminate ruin your teeth?
No, your natural teeth won’t be harmed, if your dentist is an experienced cosmetic specialist and has enough experience. Your dentist asks you to get general X-rays of your mouth and jaw and examines your teeth to make sure dental laminate is appropriate for you. If your dentist diagnoses that laminate is not an appropriate choice for you, he will suggest the other options like composite veneers, tooth bonding, orthodontics, tooth whitening or just teeth contouring.
You need to have sufficient information about all options until you can choose the best way.
Dental Laminate Disadvantages
Making porcelain laminate is time-consuming and delays laminate installation at least for one week. The patient can use the laminate as the natural teeth if the laminates are attached correctly and the tooth destruction factors are limited or destroyed. Despite the high stability, laminates may be fragile.
Laminate should not be under the pressure as the natural teeth shouldn’t, too. For instance, you should avoid of nail-biting, ice eating or opening the drinking canes with your laminates.
Dental Laminate Advantages
Since laminate is made for everyone the same as her original teeth and individually, so it’s impossible to distinguish the difference between laminate and the natural tooth. Laminates, unlike natural teeth, are resistant to tea and coffee stains because of using high technology materials for making them.
Laminates can do high whitening for the darkest teeth which are resistant against the other whitening process.
Dental Laminate Procedure
The process of making dental laminate consist of different steps:
First step: In one session the required preparation processes will done on teeth with high accuracy that will be measure by millimeter accuracy.
Second step: In the same session your dentist will make a model of your both jaws teeth (even for doing laminate just for one jaws teeth).
The rest of the process is postponing to other session around one week later.
Meanwhile, the models will be send out to the dental laboratory, laminates would be made as thin porcelain shell and will be placed in furnace or scraping on porcelain block in order to make the most beautiful, shiny and transparency ones, and similar to dental enamel layer.
In the second session, laminates are placed on the teeth and attach on the teeth surface with somans resin by very strong attaching.
In case of correct instalment during all steps, laminates are integrative with teeth, there is no gap or inequality and you can use of floss for cleaning as the natural teeth.
Obviously, for making natural face and protecting of layer’s health, dentist accuracy and cooperation of expert laboratory is essential and also, correct using of appropriate materials is very effective and worthy.
Maintenance of Dental Laminate
Maintaining dental laminate is quite simple and should treat them as your original teeth with routine brushing and flossing. Usually, your dentist suggests you use a non-abrasive fluoride teeth paste. You need to visit your dentist one week after installment in order to check the laminate’s function and your mouth’s reaction to laminates. Even if you may won’t have a problem with the laminates, but you should visit your dentist after one week for checking your mouth and teeth healthiness.
If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, your dentist will suggest you use a teeth protector in order to protect your teeth of biting during sleep.
You should also visit your doctor continually because the porcelain laminate should be polished by special non-abrasive paste. Your dentist needs to check your teeth during the short period of time, so he can find any small sign of ruin.