Laminated Veneers

What Is Laminated Veneers?

Laminate, which is one of the techniques of aesthetic dental treatment, means leaf. Medically, it means Veneer. In this veneer type, veneers placed on the teeth are thinner, and the cutting – rasping – thinning steps from existing teeth are much lower. Apart from minor corrections, intensive thinning is not performed, as in porcelain or zirconium veneer methods. Superficial thinning can be done and the application phase can be immediately passed. It is often used in aesthetic smile design treatments. Laminated veneers made by dentists provide a natural dental image. It is an excellent option in terms of its natural whiteness and brightness and has many advantages. The cost of this option, which saves the appearance of stained, broken, open, rough teeth, is also lower than other veneers. It can be applied more easily and quickly from the point of view of both the patient and the doctor.

How are laminated veneers performed?

Before application, local anesthesia is performed. In this way, the patient will not feel any pain during the procedure. Laminated veneer, superficial thinning – abrasions are made between 0.3 mm and 0.5 mm to ensure that the tooth fits perfectly to existing natural teeth. This process is called rasping. After rasping, the veneers will fully adapt to the tooth and will not budge. It will not be damaged during the performance of chewing functions.


After the rasping stage, the teeth will be measured and sent to the laboratory for production. The production time in the lab is usually 5 days. After the veneers prepared according to the special size of your teeth are prepared, they will also be glued to existing teeth with special dental adhesive components. Designed to provide an aesthetic dental appearance, the service life of these veneers is 15-20 years. Temporary veneer can also be performed if necessary during treatment. The total duration of this method is 7 – 8 days.


Applied veneers may have discoloration due to drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine. Before starting treatment, you can see what your post-treatment image will be like with sample images and computer-supported programs. Simple local anesthetics are enough for this treatment to be performed, anesthesia is not required. It is highly resistant to wear and has shades closest to natural tooth colors. For this reason, it is quite difficult to distinguish it from natural teeth.