When it comes to altering your smile for the better, there is now a wider range of cosmetic options to choose from.
One of the most popular ones that we are asked about by our patients at Kooringal Dental is porcelain or dental laminates. Used to conceal cracks, chips and even brighten the shade of your teeth, laminates are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental procedures, with very few limitations on who can have them.
Our team of cosmetic dentists at Kooringal Dental has been fitting these striking cosmetic coverings for over a decade, helping our patients to get a beautiful smile. With their ease of fitting, longevity and amazing results, it is easy for us to see why veneers Wagga are so popular!
But, as is the way with many cosmetic dental procedures, there are contraindications to having dental or porcelain veneers Wagga. Here, our team offers a short and simple breakdown of what they are.
With cosmetic dental procedures, gum disease is a big no-no for our team!
And, when it comes to having veneers Wagga fitted, if you have gum disease, it can be trouble, even if it develops after the laminates have been fitted.
For one thing, gum disease can cause gum recession, which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. But, even in the early stages of gum disease, there is likely to be a degree of swelling to the gums that can cause the laminates to pop off.
If you have had laminates fitted but are concerned that you might have gum disease, please speak to our team.
As mentioned earlier, porcelain laminates have a myriad of applications in cosmetic dental care; one of which is the closing of minor gaps in between teeth.
If there are excessive gaps between your teeth, it is unlikely that our team can use laminates to close them. Also, if you use laminates to whiten your teeth but have extreme gaps, then the chances of the laminates coming off may be heightened. So, in most cases, we will aim to use orthodontics to correct spacing before applying laminates.
When we fit laminates, we have to sand down the front of the tooth or teeth that they are going to be applied to.
However, if you have thin enamel (some people naturally do), then we may have to reconsider using laminates and substitute them for composite bonding instead.
If your teeth are overcrowded, there is a chance that some of them may overlap the ones surrounding them. This creates an issue when placing laminates since it may lower our chances of etching the enamel and placing the covering successfully.
In such cases, we may, once again, revert to orthodontics.
If you grind your teeth at night, you wear down the enamel on them. What’s worse is that you may be unaware of it!
If we suspect bruxism, then we will typically not fit laminates because they could become damaged and fall off prematurely.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.