Laminate veneers, also known as hollywood smile and dental laminate is a dental aesthetic treatment. It is done with the aim of a better appearance by placing thin veneers on the front side of teeth.
What are the types of laminate veneers?
Laminate veneers can be porcelain or composit. Porcelain laminates are prepared in laboratory by the dentist. Whereas composit laminate veneers are pre-made and directly applied. Composit veneer treatment can be completed in one day, however porcelain laminate veneer treatment can take up to a week due to laboratory preparation.
All the dimensions and calculations of the patient’s mouth is transmitted into a PC in order to prepare the product. It requires special attention, professionalism and gives a better result. For this reason the price of porcelain veneers are usually different from the composit ones.
Laminate veneers are as successful as dental bonding(composit veneers) treatment. As laminate veneers have a stronger and smoother material, they are likely to last longer than bonding. Most of the time, patients first choose composit veneers for their price and then in the long term they decide to change it to laminate veneers.
Who can have laminate veneers?
It is a great solution if you are not happy with the shape or appearance of your teeth. Especially it is widely preferred by those who have crooked, broken, separated or discolored teeth. They are very reliable in terms of appearance, since they are very thin and do not contain any metal. They have transparency which makes them look as natural as your original teeth. Laminate veneers do not require any anesthesia or incisions. They are directly adhered onto the teeth without any change of shape. It can be preferred especially by those who do not want to have a orthodonty treatment as it is a long term treatment.
What is Lumineers? How is it performed?
Lumineers is a new dental treatment technique developed in the US. It is produced by the brand Lumineers and which gives a better and more natural result in a short period of time thanks to its material. Unlike the other techniques, Lumineers is such a minimal treatment that does not require any needle, incision or tooth reducing. They are simply attached onto the teeth.
However, if your teeth structure is not suitable for lumineers, a small adjustment or re-shaping of your teeth is possible before applying lumineers.
What is eMax Full-Porcelain veneers?
Emax is actually the name of the brand that makes full porcelain veneers. It is completely made of porcelain by utilizing 3D scanners (cad-cam) to design virtually. Porcelain is not powderized, it is in pre-shaped molds which makes them much stronger comparing with other versions. They do not have any metal compound, therefore they can be produced as very thin sheets which gives a natural look.