A dental laminate or a shell is a ceramic filling glued on the visible surface of the tooth. Dental laminates can easily be used to fix fillings on the visible surface of the front teeth, developmental defects of enamel or whiten the colour of the teeth. The colour of the shell can be completely natural or lighter than normal, whichever you choose.
How are teeth laminated?
The visible surface of the tooth is gently honed, and a replica is taken from the shaped tooth either with casting agents using traditional methods, or the tooth can be scanned using an intraoral camera. With the help of the replica, a permanent filling that is perfectly suited for the shape of the tooth is prepared in the dental laboratory or with a CAD/CAM and it is attached to the tooth with dental cement. Helmiäinen dental clinic uses a CAD/CAM of brand-new technology with which a ceramic filling can be prepared during the same appointment.
In choosing the material for the filling, the durability, cost and aesthetics of the filling must be considered. Dental laminates are more durable than regular composite fillings and are a more aesthetic option.
We will discuss the different options and costs with you and choose the best treatment option for your individual needs.