If you are looking to improve your smile, beautiful, custom-fitted porcelain laminates can provide the answer.
An increasingly popular procedure, Porcelain laminates are ultra thin, custom-made laminates that are affixed directly to the teeth. They are a great option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.
Porcelain laminates are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, the Porcelain laminates will not change color over time. Porcelain laminates generally cannot be damaged by abrasion from your toothbrush or floss.
The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. A molded image is taken of the reshaped tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made to fit your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material which bonds it to the original tooth structure.
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient ,they have a tooth-like appearance making it nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth.
Custom-made veneers are Stain-Resistant and resist stains from coffee, tea and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech, extremely polish able materials.
A minimal amount of the natural tooth must be altered to fit the veneer. Veneers can be matched to make even the darkest teeth appear to be bright white.
Minor twists and overlaps, as well as small gaps, can be quickly corrected through the use of veneers.
Advantages Of Porcelain Laminates
• Porcelain Veneers can be individually tailor-made to suit you so that it is virtually impossible to distinguish between well made veneers and your natural teeth.
• Porcelain Veneers are stain-resistant and do not discolor over time like natural teeth or other bonding materials.
• Porcelain Veneers can be utilized on heavily discolored and darkened teeth to transform them to a beautiful white smile.
• Less chipping than with bonded restorations
• Wears less than composite veneers
• The gum tissues tolerate the porcelain well
• If you look after them well, your veneers should last for many years.
Disadvantages Of Porcelain Laminates
• Are more costly than the conventional composite bonding
• More difficult to repair if the laminate cracks or chips
• The treatment time is much longer as compared to the conventional bonding