Many people are looking for a straightforward way to conceal gaps in their teeth, whiten their teeth or indeed, hide cracks and chips that may have occurred many years ago. For many people, the initial assumption is that extensive work will be required, such as the use of aligners, braces or cosmetic crowns. All of these are very time consuming and also quite pricey!
Luckily, there is a solution that you can ask our team at Kooringal Dental about if you want to correct all of these issues and many more, and that is the use of porcelain laminates.
At Kooringal Dental, we take cosmetic dental care very seriously and will always aim to meet your aesthetic requirements. One of our most popular treatments with dental patients is to have veneers Wagga, which are also known as porcelain laminates or dental laminates. Of course, the suitability criteria to have these fitted needs to be checked, but they are indeed useful and suitable for the majority of dental patients.
At this point, you may be wondering if there are any more advantages to having these fitted over the traditional crowns or even cosmetic bonding. In this article, our team will highlight 5 of the main advantages that we have noticed when our patients have veneers Wagga fitted.
It’s worth noting that veneers Wagga originated in Hollywood in the 1950s, and were used to cover discolouration on actors’ teeth, except they were removable. For many people, there is still an association between cosmetic dental care and getting that phosphorescent Hollywood smile. However, most of our patients want a slightly more natural look and our team of trained cosmetic dentists can ensure that any porcelain laminates that are fitted will match the shade that you require and will look natural, they give a great finished appearance without being too dazzling!
Many people have cracks or chips in their teeth and they want to have these concealed without the hassle of having a porcelain filling fitted. Laminates can do this as they are thin porcelain shells that are placed over the front of your teeth and held in place with dental cement. They are perfect if you are looking to conceal imperfections in your teeth with ease.
Many people experience sensitive teeth, particularly when drinking hot or cold beverages. Laminates can also reduce sensitivity, provided that it is due to microscopic holes in the teeth caused by enamel erosion or damage. By providing a shield between the root of the tooth and the external areas of your mouth, they act as a barrier and reduce pangs of discomfort.
For some people, laminates go one step further. If you have had a root canal performed for example, or have had a crown fitted over a very damaged tooth, our team may also decide to restore the strength to this area by using a laminate. Most people associate porcelain with being flimsy but when used in dental settings, it is indeed very hardy and can act as part of a restorative procedure.
Back to the cosmetic side! People who want whiter teeth aim to have it done using bleach which is fine, except that enamel as it stands is quite porous and is prone to becoming stained over time through drinks that are high in tannins. Porcelain is not as porous as enamel and therefore is naturally more stain resistant. So, once you have laminates fitted, your teeth will stay whiter for longer.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.