The lack of teeth is of great importance for both oral health and aesthetic appearance. Aesthetic dentistry includes porcelain laminates, composite laminates, smile design, bonding applications, tooth whitening, recontouring and inlay – onlay applications, also known as leaf porcelain.
In prosthetic dentistry applied in aesthetic dentistry, it is aimed to apply a new tooth which has the same function and contributes to the aesthetic appearance instead of the missing tooth or teeth of the person. In the treatment of prosthetic teeth, fixed crowns and bridges are attached to the existing teeth or removable prostheses are used. In this treatment method, if the patient is implanted, mobile and fixed prosthesis alternatives are evaluated.
The purpose of porcelain laminates, also known as leaf porcelain, is to permanently change the shape and color of the teeth. In porcelain lamina application, besides the patient’s expectations, lip structure, compliance with teeth and gums are also taken into consideration. Leaf laminates made of very fine porcelain are prepared in the laboratories and applied by the specialist dentist to the front surface of the tooth.
Leaf porcelain, that is, porcelain lamina application is preferred in cases where there are gaps between the teeth, lengthening the shorter tooth lengths and re-shaping the teeth. Porcelain laminates are used in the treatment of cracked and broken teeth, in order to change the tooth color to provide permanent whiteness, and also to correct the crooked teeth. Furthermore, the patients who are not satisfied with the smile are given an aesthetic appearance with leaf porcelain.
Patients who decide to have porcelain lamina should go to dentist for at least 2 sessions. Appointment intervals vary depending on the condition of the teeth and how many porcelain laminae will be made. In cases where gum treatment is required, this treatment is applied first, and then leaf porcelain production is started.
Pain is not usually felt during porcelain lamina application. If necessary, local anesthesia is applied and the patient does not feel pain. Temporary laminae are placed to use until the end of the sessions in terms of the patient’s aesthetic appearance and tooth sensitivity.
The tooth surface on which porcelain laminates will be placed is prepared in the first session. Measure the surface of the tooth, select the appropriate color and form. Porcelains with the thickness of the prepared sheets are adhered to the surface using special adhesives.
Measurements are taken before cutting the patient’s existing teeth. With this model, a rehearsal study called ock mock-up yapıl is performed. During the rehearsal, the doctor and the patient can consult and make changes to the model.
Porcelain laminates which have a fine structure are transparent like natural enamel. It does not reflect when light strikes. It has a bright appearance due to its transparency.
- In the production of porcelain lamina, a very small amount of material is removed from the surface of the tooth. The entire tooth does not need to be reduced.
- The color of porcelain laminae does not change from external factors such as tea, cigarette, coffee.
- Since there is no metal, there is no gray reflection in the gums over time.
- Translucent and thin because they pass the light. In this way, the teeth look completely natural.
Patients who have porcelain lamina feel like natural teeth. However, in order to prevent possible damage, it is necessary to avoid situations such as biting pencils, eating nails, grinding and squeezing teeth, biting hard foods with anterior teeth.
- Lower jaw in front
- Closing teeth
- Not having enough enamel tissue
- In cases of fluorosis caused by excessive use of fluorine, there will be no healthy adhesion.
- It does not apply to people with tooth grinding problems.
In porcelain coating application, 2 mm tissue is removed from the tooth surface. In porcelain laminates, only tissue between 0.3 mm – 1 mm is removed from the front surface of the tooth.
There is a risk of caries formation in all restorations applied to the mouth and teeth. Therefore, oral hygiene and hygiene are also important in the use of porcelain lamina. Dentist examination should not be interrupted, regular brushing of teeth and flossing is necessary.
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