Are you looking for a straightforward way to whiten your teeth or to conceal the appearance of a
crack or chip in one or more of your teeth?
While it may sound odd, there is a single solution to all of these common issues; porcelain laminates!
At Kooringal Dental, our team is experienced at fitting porcelain laminates or veneers Wagga and will be more than happy to discuss this treatment option with you.
In this introductory guide, our cosmetic dentist provides more insight into porcelain veneers Wagga, so you can learn more about this ever-popular procedure.
What are dental laminates?
Dental laminates or veneers Wagga are thin coverings made from porcelain that are placed over the front of the teeth. They can be used to improve the shape of the teeth, the colour or shade, to conceal gaps or even to aid in the reduction of sensitivity.
They are simple to use and are custom-fitted to your teeth using either an intraoral scanner or a dental mould.
How they are fitted
So, when the laminates are sent back to our surgery, we will book an appointment with you to fit them.
This appointment may take up to an hour (depending on how many are being fitted), or we may spread it out over multiple sessions.
But the fitting itself is very straightforward; we simply sand a small segment of the enamel off your teeth, then put some dental cement onto them and place the laminates. Using a UV light, we set the cement and there you are! Your laminates are set and you are good to go!
Once your laminates have been fitted, the aftercare is minimal.
Simply brush, floss and rinse every day as you would anyway, and there should be no issues.
However, if you have a history of gum disease, then we will usually advise you to keep an eye out for this condition. This is because gum disease can cause the premature loss of laminates and can also damage the bone and gums too.
If you have concerns about gum disease impacting your laminates, then it may also be worth seeing our hygienist twice a year or more for a scale and polish to remove plaque and tartar.
Oh, and of course, you will also need to see our general team for a dental check-up twice a year too!
In point of fact porcelain laminates are very long-lived pieces of cosmetic dental treatment.
If you have had them fitted correctly and maintain correct aftercare, they can easily last up to 20 years without problems.
But there are instances where they can come loose prematurely and if this occurs, you can contact our team at Kooringal Dental to have them refitted.
There are a few things that can go wrong with porcelain laminates.
In reality, all that may occur with laminates is that they will fall off prematurely, which can be due to age, incorrect placement or fitting or, in some cases, it may be due to other issues such as gum disease.
But if you suspect that your laminates have come loose or have fallen out for no reason, then please see our team for advice on the next steps to take.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.