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Teeth laminate



What is laminate :

Porcelain veneers (also referred to as dental laminates), are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth. They're generally about .5 to .6 mm thick. That's about 1/2 the thickness of a dime or twice the thickness of an eggshell. (Some types of laminates, like Lumineers®, can be even thinner. We discuss ultra-thin veneers here.)

What is laminate used for?:

The primary purpose for placing veneers is to improve the appearance of teeth. They're routinely use as a way of making changes for those that are discolored, worn, chipped or malformed, have spaces between them or are slightly misaligned. (See applications section below.) In most cases, placing them is an elective procedure.

How ? The way porcelain veneers are attached to teeth is really just an extension of the science of tooth bonding. With it, a series of steps are used to create a strong bond between dental composite (white filling material) and tooth enamel. With this procedure, similar materials are used to create a bond with both enamel and porcelain. The net result is a situation where the bonding acts as cement sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, holding everything together.

Application and Usee Porcelain veneers can be used to overhaul the appearance of teeth that are chipped, worn, discolored, or even crooked. They can make a good choice for cases where the extent of change that's needed, and the circumstances under which the veneers will function, are fairly routine and normal. Beyond that, other types of restorations (usually dental crowns) make the wiser choice.