If you are like many dental patients, you probably wish that you could change something about the way your teeth look.
Perhaps they look too yellow, or you have a minor imperfection (such as a chip) that you want to hide. Perhaps you have also tried whitening gels and toothpaste to no avail?
Luckily, there is a myriad of different cosmetic dental procedures that can be performed to correct these issues, but few are as versatile as the porcelain covering.
At Kooringal Dental, our team are experts when it comes to porcelain coverings or veneers in Wagga and can advise you on when and if this procedure is suitable for you. Much like an acrylic nail, these coverings are thin and shaped to your tooth. They are attached to your teeth with a strong cement, so they will last for decades to come without hassle! Perfect!
Curious to learn more about veneers in Wagga? Read on for our teams’ answers to the top 5 FAQs we receive about this treatment.
What problems can be corrected with this procedure?
Porcelain veneers in Wagga can correct an array of cosmetic issues but can also be used as part of restorative procedures.
Cosmetically, they can correct staining, conceal cracks and chips, while also disguising minor gaps, misalignments and asymmetry issues. In restorative procedures, they can be used to strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by a root canal, or damage and can even be utilised to dull or treat sensitivity issues.
How long do the coverings last?
Provided that you abstain from certain lifestyle choices, the coverings you receive from our team can last for up to 15 years.
Of course, if your coverings come loose prior to this, we will be more than happy to reattach it provided that there are no underlying concerns such as gum disease.
Can I smoke after having them fitted?
Technically yes, but we will strongly advise against it!
Smoking has been linked to many dental issues with one of the most prominent ones being gingivitis and other types of gum disease. And as gum disease can cause teeth to come loose, it can certainly have a negative impact on coverings in relation to longevity.
Do they need any special aftercare?
Once they have been fitted, you won’t need to apply any special gels, pastes or gargle saltwater; you can go about your day as before without any problems or requiring any additional products!
But as we mentioned earlier, it is wise to avoid smoking and drinking excessive quantities of alcohol when you have had coverings fitted, as these can both cause and exacerbate underlying gum conditions.
Is the fitting uncomfortable?
Not at all!
When our team at Kooringal Dental fit cosmetic coverings, they gently sand down the front of the tooth/teeth that require the treatment and then, using dental cement, they will fit the covering.
No numbing, no gels or needles; we just pop the coverings on and you’re good to go!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.