When you are looking for a straightforward way to whiten your teeth while also concealing any cracks, chips or minor gaps, there is only one cosmetic option you should try. And that is porcelain laminates.
Laminates are not a new idea and originated in Hollywood in the 1950s as a way to offer temporary whitening to actors who needed to brighten their smiles. But now, they have trickled down into dental surgeries, and today, they can be fitted in a single appointment following an assessment and creation of the laminates in a laboratory.
Our team at Kooringal Dental have a long history of fitting laminates or veneers Wagga, and when you come to see our team to have this procedure, we will ensure that the end result looks natural and highlights the beauty of your smile without being too phosphorescent.
But, at this stage, you may want to know what is involved in the process of having veneers Wagga fitted, and in this guide, our team will break it down for you.
During the initial consultation, our team will examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers Wagga. They will also discuss your goals for treatment and explain the procedure to you in detail. Usually, this will involve a discussion relating to the enamel shade you want the laminates to have, as well as how many you want to have fitted.
Our team can, at this stage, advise you on the best shade in which to have the laminates created to match the aesthetics of your face and mouth.
If you decide to proceed with laminates, we will proceed by taking an intraoral scan of your teeth to send to a laboratory so the laminates can be made. Once they arrive back, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel (the hard outer layer of your teeth) to make room for the laminates. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers will fit properly and look natural and to ensure they do not protrude too far from the teeth.
Once your teeth are prepared, our team will place the laminates on your teeth and check for proper fit and colour. After making any necessary adjustments, the laminates will be bonded to your teeth using special dental cement. A curing light may be used to harden the cement and secure them in place, which can take a few minutes.
Laminates are fairly straightforward cosmetic options, and they do not require excessive aftercare.
However, you should note that one of the biggest factors that can cause you to lose your laminates is gum disease; the swelling of the gums can cause them to fall off.
So, you will need to see our team at least twice a year to undertake a dental assessment to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. And to, of course, ensure that the laminates are still in place.
So, there you have it. If you would like to learn more about dental laminates or want to discuss having them fitted by our team, call us today.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.