Have you ever wished your teeth were whiter? Or perhaps you want to conceal a crack or chip in one of your teeth? While not new to the actors of Hollywood who used them as far back as the 1950s, porcelain laminates or tooth coverings have now trickled down into dental surgeries. Providing aesthetic relief for cracks, stains and even minor alignment issues, they can also offer relief from oral sensitivity, making them one of the most versatile cosmetic treatments that we offer.
At Kooringal Dental, we have extensive experience in fitting veneers Wagga. If you are interested in veneers, speak to our friendly team. Wwe will try to ensure that whatever your needs are for these coverings, that we will meet them! We can offer them as part of a full dental makeover, leaving you with a gleaming white smile or perhaps we could place them to create better symmetry with some of your teeth by artificially lengthening a tooth.
Although they are versatile, our patients still have a myriad of queries about them. So, here we answer 5 of the most popular questions we receive about veneers Wagga.
What are they?
Physically, veneers Wagga are thin pieces of porcelain that are shaped to a tooth. As mentioned before, they have many cosmetic and restorative properties and our team at Kooringal Dental will ensure that when yours are made, they match your specifications relating to colour.
How are they fitted?
Many patients worry that having laminates fitted may be uncomfortable but this is not the case. Our team at Kooringal Dental will simply sand the front of the tooth or teeth and then place some dental cement onto them. The sanding is necessary, as cement cannot adhere to the naturally smooth surface of the enamel. Then, we gently place the laminate on top of the cement and after a few minutes, they are good to go!
Can I have them fitted if I have gum disease?
No, you can’t. As part of the assessment for laminates, we will need to conduct a full oral assessment and, should we spot gum disease, cavities or other oral health issues, we will need to treat these first. Another issue that can arise while trying to fit laminates into a mouth that has gum disease is that the associated swelling can cause laminates to pop off prematurely, equating to a waste of money and time.
So, if you have gum disease, it is best to get it treated before undertaking any cosmetic dental treatment.
How long do they last?
Once fitted, your porcelain laminates should last between 15 and 20 years. However, you need to maintain them as you would your regular teeth to promote longevity. This will involve regular check-ups, daily cleaning and of course, refraining from smoking or drinking excessively. Later, if you develop gum disease, our team may need to remove the laminates until it is resolved.
Can I have them refitted if they fall off?
Yes, you usually can and we will be happy to do this for you. However, as mentioned above, if they fall off due to gum disease, then we will need to treat this issue before refitting them.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.