The purpose of the revision made for an aesthetic smile is developing a concordant and consistent chewing system including teeth, gingiva, lips, muscle, skeletal structure and joints. Briefly, smile design is forming an ideal smile by applying medicine and art together. Smile design is planned by combining some individual aesthetic expectations with health and naturalness. The relationship between teeth, the soft tissue surrounding the teeth and the facial characteristics of the patient creates a dynamic and 3D picture. A natural and completely pleasant appearance may or may not be formed depending on the shape, size and arrangement that are compatible with the facial contours of the individual as a result of the works of the dentist and technician.
The color of teeth is very important for the individual in providing dental aesthetics. In some cases, professional cleaning procedures such as scaling and polishing to remove stains and tartar are inadequate to form an ideal tooth color. In this case, correct bleaching can create the desired tooth color. According to researches, bleaching of teeth is very effective and safe if it is performed under the supervision of a dentist. Teeth and gingiva do not get harmed at all.
In addition, the aesthetic condition associated with the health of gingiva and appearance is a must for an effective smile design. Inflammatory and irregular gingival line destroys a pleasant smile. Papillary atrophy and asymmetric gingival borders are some of the conditions that destroys the general aesthetic picture.
The purpose of smile design is to provide an aesthetic appearance with minimum preparation in tooth by using a way as conservative as possible in contrary to the past. The smile we created must be aesthetically appealing and functionally ideal. Our duty as dentists is to form aesthetically the best appearance in our patients by observantly diagnosing, analyzing and treating.
What Is Laminate Veneer?
There are 3 types of laminate veneers which are (Porcelain) laminate, aesthetic laminate and composite laminate.
Laminate veneers are a fast and safe way to correct the incisors by performing aesthetic restoration.
Porcelain laminate veneers are made of ceramics that can be chemically bonded to tooth structure and the main treatment performed during aesthetic treatments.
Porcelain laminate veneers are aesthetic restorations used to treat people with enamel defects, tooth discoloration, diastema, malposition of teeth, tooth depreciation and treat especially young patients with big pulps. It is a method used as an alternative to full crowns and applied by cutting a small of teeth especially on incisors.
Composite Laminate Veneers are carried out by adding composite on the exterior of surface of incisors by using some special adhesive. They are shaped by the dentist and distorted teeth images can be made more aesthetic.
Who Can Benefit from Laminate Veneer?
Stained teeth: If teeth stains formed after an illness or teeth discoloration due to extreme consumption of tea, coffee, cigarette cannot be treated by bleaching method, laminate veneer can be preferred.
Bruised Tooth: Laminate veneer can be used in teeth that are bruised due to improper use and scratched or broken during an accident. If there is a small scratch on tooth, it can be quickly treated with "composite" or "laminate veneer". Even if a single tooth is bruised, it can be treated with porcelain laminate veneer that will sustain a natural look by adapting to the color of the other teeth.
Gaps: Gaps between teeth (diastema) can be easily closed by using laminate veneers and an aesthetic smile design can be provided.
Crooked Teeth: Orthodontics treatment is recommended primarily in the treatment of crooked teeth. However, it is a long-lasting treatment method, therefore unless the teeth are extremely crooked, laminate veneer can be preferred. An aesthetic and excellent smile can be formed by bonding laminate veneer to the front of the teeth.
How Long Does Laminate Veneer Treatment Last?
If the laminate veneer is performed by using composite or aesthetic filling, the treatment can be completed within a day. However, the laminate veneers made from porcelain have some lab procedures, so the completion of treatment may vary between 4-7 days.
What Are the Advantages of Laminate Veneer?
1- It removes tooth discoloration occurred due to various reasons.
2- It closes the diastemas in the front teeth.
3- It ensures that various types of enamel erosions are closed.
4- It helps to remove the unhealthy and unaesthetic restorations on teeth surfaces.
5- It ensures restoration of tooth erosion if the tooth has sufficient quantity of enamel layer for adhesive.
6- It provides restoration of the tooth, if a tooth has a large pulp and it is difficult to restore the tooth by using braces without creating any irrecoverable damages.
7- If the teeth's clinical crown length is short, it provides to lengthen the teeth.
8- It sustains treatment for simple crooked teeth problems without needing orthodontics treatment.