35% of your beauty in the total facial aesthetics comes from a nice smile, then 15% is about the nose and 15% is about the eyes and surrounding tissues. As can be understood from these numbers, the most of the whole facial aesthetics comes from the mouth and the surrounding tissues. So, how can you have a nice smile in today’s dentistry?
With the technological developments in dentistry in terms of aesthetic and cosmetic, it is now possible to achieve this permanently with a proper patient and physician relationship. In this article, I would like to talk about the laminate veneers that get increasingly common these days. With the increase of aesthetic expectations, the popularity of the laminate veneers has increased in the procedures related to the smile design in dentistry as well. With laminate veneers, you can have a new smile and dynamism by applying to one tooth that leads to aesthetic concerns as well as all teeth that enter the smiley line.
What are laminate veneers?
Laminate veneers are thin sheet porcelains that come to the front surface of the teeth with minimal abrasion or sometimes without any abrasion. Thanks to these thin leaf porcelains, irregularities due to color, shape and anomalies in the teeth are aesthetically eliminated. The whiteness obtained with laminar veneers is permanent; factors that cause coloring in natural teeth such as cigarettes, tea and coffee have no coloring effect on the laminate veneers. The thickness of these thin sheet porcelains varies between 0.2 mm and 0.7 mm depending on the case. They are the thinnest and most aesthetic applications compared to other coating methods used in dentistry. Adhesive systems are made with laser that is chemically different from other methods. Thus, a more robust and durable result can be achieved. With laminate veneers, we make our patients get a new smile totally in 2 sessions and 1 week. In this process, we first take the full face and mouth photographs of our patients who applied to our clinic. Then, if necessary, minimal abrasion is made on the front surfaces of the teeth where the laminate will be placed. Finally, we try to obtain a proper smile on the patient’s face by referring to the anatomical points of the taken facial photographs. Of course, we can apply changes in our patients’ teeth according to their wishes. Then, we show the teeth to our patient in the second session at the end of one week, get their approval and we place the laminates. In this process, if our patients request changes, we do these by adjusting the teeth. After laminate veneers are placed, I give information about how to take care of the mouth to each of my patients because whatever is done in dentistry, the life of the work done depends on the care of the patient after the procedure. In short, I can say that 50% is the hand sensitivity of the patient’s physician, 50% is patient care. No extra care is needed to be applied in the case of laminate veneers. Brushing two times a day (at least 2 minutes on the surface of the teeth) with circular massaging and usage of floss before sleep are enough. In addition, many people today are afraid that their teeth will suffer irreversible damage from cutting and abrasion. In these types of patients, Non-Prep laminate veneers are placed without any cutting or abrading of the teeth. In order to be able to make Non-Prep laminates, it is necessary that the tooth structure and arch formation should be considered. In this way, you can have a nice smile in a comfortable way without even having abrasion, cuts or anesthesia. A nice smile is always a powerful tool in all your relationships.
Do not forget that smiling strengthens your relationships. It brings people together, creates sincerity and it is a powerful tool to manage conflict and reduce tension.