FAQs about porcelain veneers answered

Have you been looking for a way to correct multiple parts of your smile? Are you concerned that the treatment will be extensive? Not to worry!

If you want to have your teeth whitened, have gaps closed, or have minor imperfections hidden, then you may want to contact our team at Kooringal Dental about porcelain laminates.

At Kooringal Dental, our team has been fitting porcelain veneers Wagga, or laminates as they’re sometimes known, for over 10 years and knows all that there is to know about this process. We pride ourselves on our cosmetic results and will work with you to ensure that you get the result that you want. Perfect!

So, what are some of the questions that our team has been asked about veneers Wagga over the years? Read on for answers to our most commonly asked queries.

What are laminates?

Laminates are thin pieces of porcelain or composite material that are glued to the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to correct color, shape, size, and alignment problems. Laminates are also a popular choice for people who want to improve the appearance of their smile but don’t want to have orthodontic treatment. So, if you want to correct your smile, call our team to discuss having veneers Wagga fitted.

Who is a candidate for laminates?

Almost anyone can be a candidate for laminates, but they may not be the best option for everyone. We will be able to tell you if they are right for you. Generally, candidates for laminates are people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth but don’t want to have orthodontic treatment.

How are they placed?

Before they can be placed, your teeth will need to be prepared. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel from your teeth so that the laminates will be fitted properly. They will then be glued to your teeth using special cement.

How long do laminates last?

Laminates usually last between 5 and 10 years, but they may last longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of them. You’ll need to go back to our dentist for regular checkups so that we can make sure they are still in good condition.

Is the fitting uncomfortable?

In a word, no.

The fitting, as mentioned before, will involve our team needing to remove some of the enamel of the teeth that they are going to be fitted to, but this will not hurt.

You will not need an anesthetic, there is no downtime, but we do recommend waiting for at least a day before biting or chewing hard foods with your laminates to ensure that the cement has fully set.

Do they prevent staining?

Yes, when you have laminates fitted, they can act as a buffer against future staining to the teeth. This is because, unlike enamel, porcelain is not porous and it doesn’t absorb surface stains as natural teeth do. And so, you can have whiter laminates fitted and the gleaming results will last for longer.


All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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