Porcelain Lamina Veneers

What are Porcelain Lamina Veneers?

Porcelain veneer is a treatment method that provides an aesthetic appearance on the teeth and a more beautiful smile design. A very small amount of thinning, such as 0.3 – 0.5 mm, is made only on the front surfaces of the teeth.

It is a type of treatment that has been widely used for aesthetic purposes especially in recent years. If you are complaining about the shape, color and size of your teeth and do not have any other dental problems, porcelain laminates may be a suitable method for you to beautify your smile.

In order for porcelain laminates to remain aesthetically and healthily in the mouth for a long time, they must be performed by specialist physicians in accordance with the procedures and their checks must not be interrupted.

What is the porcelain lamina treatment process?

– If necessary, fillings or root canal treatment are performed on the teeth and minor corrections are made on the gums.

– Before grinding, the teeth are measured and a preliminary study is made on how the final version of the laminates will look in the resulting model.

– Only 0.3 – 0.7 mm from the outer surface of the teeth is abraded and measured.

– Temporary laminates are prepared in the mouth.

– During rehearsals, final checks are made along with patient expectations.

– After adapting to other tissues in the mouth, it is permanently bonded to the tooth surface.

In what situations are porcelain laminates applied?

  • For the purpose of redesigning the smile
  • In the presence of decay or old restorations that have lost their ideal color or form in the anterior region, which disrupts the aesthetics
  • In cases where there is a gap between the teeth (diastema)
  • In the correction of discolored teeth that have undergone root canal treatment and discolorations such as tetracycline / fluorosis.
  • In cases where the enamel is damaged, such as enamel hypoplasia
  • Porcelain laminates can be applied to correct minimal tooth crowding in patients who do not accept orthodontic treatment.

In what cases can porcelain laminates not be applied?

Porcelain laminates;

  • In the presence of excessive crowding or close bite,
  • In cases where tooth lengths are insufficient,
  • In cases where there is high damage to teeth due to caries,
  • In cases where there are closing disorders in jaw relations (class III malocclusion)
  • It is not applied to young patients whose permanent teeth have not yet erupted.

What should be taken into consideration after porcelain laminate treatment?


With proper oral care and routine check-ups, they can be used for years without any problems. You should not bite hard objects or shelled foods.

In the presence of a problem such as teeth grinding, medical supervision is essential. Hot and cold sensitivity may occur immediately after the treatment, but this will disappear within 1-2 weeks.