The success of a perfect smile design is possible with the most appropriate material chosen to prepare tooth.
Both material and method used are very important for a successful and long-term outcome in aesthetic dentistry. Wafer-thin shells mostly made of porcelain are called laminate veneers, which are attached to the visible parts of our teeth that appears when we smile in the form of a nail. It is the name of the method, not the product. It is a method that is applied in the case when you do not have a large decay on your teeth or previous veneer. Thereby, your smile can change by making about 1-1.5 mm of abrasion from your teeth. The main advantage of laminate veneers is being resistant to stains.
In cases of excessive loss of material and large decay, full veneers are performed so that they would cover the entire tooth. Zirconium, empress or metal ceramic products are used in the production of full veneers. As of their nature, the laminate veneers are prepared one by one, they can not be made as a bridge. We can not use laminate veneers for solving missing tooth problem. Zirconium which is a much more resistant material is used in these situations in which there is missing tooth and also aesthetics is at the forefront. Zirconium has been widely used in dentistry as it is a tissue-friendly alternative to conventional porcelains with metal support. As with other materials, the use of zirconium is increasingly becoming widespread day by day, due to the fact that zirconium does not reflect any color under the porcelain, or cause any coloring on gingiva, or corrode.