Laminate veneers is a thin layer of material positioned over a tooth surface, either to improve the esthetics of a tooth, or to protect a destroyed tooth surface.
Laminate veneers, alias “Lumineers” is exceptionally versatile & can be used to straighten crammed or protruding teeth, brighter color tooth, close gaps & can also be used as an alternative for orthodontic treatment.
Since veneer is so fine & doesn’t include any metal they’ve a translucent quality, which means that they provide a natural tooth, this is also true natural appearance below fluorescent light & in flash photography.
Laminate veneers are a quick, esthetic & safe way to rectify unsightly front teeth. Porcelain veneers correct heavy permanent stains, teeth that are crooked, lopsided, small (with spaces), & structurally damaged. Porcelain veneers are shells of ceramic material that can be chemically bonded to tooth structure.
Laminate Veneers Procedure:
– A thin layer is first shaved from the outer tooth structure
– Next an impression of the prepared teeth is taken and sent to the laboratory for the ceramist to make a very thin porcelain facing
– On second visit to the dentist the laminate veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth and a white light gun is applied to the bonding material which acts as an adhesive for the laminates.
Laminate Veneers Before And After