Crown buildups or laminate veneers are necessary in the case of an esthetic defect that may result, among other things, from gaps between teeth, fractured teeth, extensive but poor restorations, tooth discoloration after root canal treatment, spots that have appeared after using medication or when we are just dissatisfied with the shape of our teeth.
Laminate veneers are an esthetic addition to the original tooth that don’t damage the tooth itself. The laminates are made of composite or ceramic material, and provide an esthetic, convenient and affordable solution.
Laminate veneers – when we are required to cover or change large tooth areas, a laminate veneer that is usually made of porcelain is used, although composite may also be used. Sometimes, a minimal preparation of the tooth (by grinding) is required for laminate veneers, but in many cases no preparation at all is required. The laboratory-made laminate is made of porcelain, which is provided in thin leaf form, and is bonded to the teeth for a full, esthetic match, to provide a perfect smile.
An anterior tooth has been fractured and an immediate, esthetic solution is necessary, what can be done? We frequently encounter such cases in the clinic and are required to provide a relatively quick but esthetic solution. One of the ways of reaching an esthetic solution in such a case is the direct conservative approach – veneering with composite. Composites or composite resins are tooth colored restoration materials (“white restoration”). Since these materials have been introduced into dentistry, they and the bonders used with them have been altered greatly, allowing for a solution to be provided that is esthetic on the one hand, and long-lasting on the other.
Further reading: composite veneers
Porcelain laminate veneers
A combined treatment consisting of orthodontics, a zirconia crown and porcelain laminate veneers is not enough to get the perfect result, so cooperation between dentists is necessary. Here the restoration was done by Dr. Meir Angi, using a laminate veneer, which is effectively a thin porcelain leaf that is designed to be bonded to the front of the tooth. Historically, this treatment method was developed in California, USA, by Dr. Charles Pincus in the 1930s as a temporary treatment for correcting tooth esthetics for screen actors…