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What is Leaf Porcelain (Lamina)?


Lamina is a very thin porcelain used with a special bonding technique and the aim of changing the color, form and position of the front teeth.


Lamina is an aesthetic application. It gives excellent results when it is done carefully with quality materials like every aesthetic process. Otherwise, there will be difficult results to compensate. The doctor who will apply the laminate should definitely be asked the previous cases. If you are confident and determined; It starts with taking pictures first. After the first measurements are taken, the 3D design of the teeth with the ceramist is done. In the 2nd appointment, this 3D design (wax-up) is applied in the mouth of the patient. The teeth can be shown to the patient without any action yet. The result shoudn’t be a surprise.

Measurement session is the shortest session. On the model obtained from the scale, thin laminates produced like a painter as a special “hand-made“. Although the session after the measurement is considered as trial, it can also be finish because the 3D design is the same. If correction is needed during the rehearsal session, the next day will be over. Bonding session is the most important appointment day. The treatment ends with a check-up and photo-taking on the appointment after the bonding session.

What is the advantage according to other types of porcelain restoration?


Lamina porcelain applications need much fewer tooth preparation. In some cases, lamina porcelain can be applied without cutting the tooth surface.


Today, lamina porcelain is the material that provides the most aesthetic and natural appearance. It reflects the light transmittance of the natural tooth applied because there are very few tooth preparation. A well-made lamina restoration is indistinguishable from natural teeth.


Who is the suitable for? In those who are not satisfied with toothpaste or who experience coloration on the surface of the tooth, In joining discrete teeth with spaces are joined, In the restoration of broken or worn teeth, In replacing old and colored fillings found in the front teeth, It can be used to correct crooked and curved teeth. It can be applied to people who are not missing teeth and have not made porcelain crown before. Porcelain lamina should be applied to persons with good health gum or to persons with unhealthy gums after gum health has been gain. Frequently Asked Questions Can we see any changes that may occur before porcelain laminate is built? In the preparation phase of the laminates, it is possible to pre-show the finished teeth (3D design) in the mouth with temporary materials (wax-up) without touching the teeth at all. The temporary materials are copies of the porcelain lamina to be applied. At this stage, the appropriate tooth shape, form and color are determined. The desired changes are made. So your dentist can show you the changes that will be made in your teeth without any intervention with your teeth. How long is the life of laminar porcelain? When laminate porcelain is carefully used with good oral care, it can be used without problem for 15-20 years. Because they are manufactured from porcelain with high features. They are resistant to staining and abrasion. Gum disease can shorten this period. Careful oral care is needed to extend their lives. Also, it is necessary to avoid bad habits such as biting very hard foods, eating nails. Can I eat by biting after the laminate? The lamina is stick to the teeth using a high technology. It is impossible for a lamina that has good conformity and no error in the sticking session, to come out of the tooth and fall off. A well-stuck lamina feels like a natural tooth. Naturally every bite can be done. The only desired hard food or object is to avoid the plucking action. A trauma that will break your teeth also breaks the lamina.