When it comes to oral restoration, porcelain coatings are one of the most common and popular cosmetic treatments that our team at Kooringal dental can offer.
Custom-fitted to cover the front of your teeth, these coverings can instantly whiten your teeth up to 18 shades, and can even be used to help strengthen a tooth after a crown has been fitted. As versatile as these nifty little bits of porcelain are, there has been a great deal of confusion around them from patients.
Many have assumed that the process of having them fitted is uncomfortable, or that a large portion of the tooth needs to be removed for the placing of them to work, which has prevented many people from asking our team if these coverings could benefit them.
Generally speaking, a lot of smiles we see could benefit from veneers in Wagga, and our team is aware of the list of advantages that these simple bits of porcelain can have. Far from just a cosmetic solution, they can offer you a list of functional benefits too; just ask our friendly team at Kooringal Dental!
But what are some of the most common questions that our dentists are asked about veneers in Wagga?
Does having them fitted hurt?
In short, no.
No numbing agent is needed to place veneers in Wagga; our team simply attach them to your teeth with dental cement and voila! They are fitted and the process is completed!
Is part of the tooth removed to make room for them?
Part of the tooth is not removed, however, the front of the tooth is sanded to ensure that it has a rough edge to better grip the cement.
This will ensure that the coverings will stay in place for a long time and, should they fall off, the same sanded surface will be used to reapply the cement and veneer.
How many can be fitted at one time?
Ordinarily, our team would not be too keen on fitting an entire mouth of coverings in one sitting, as it would be a lengthy procedure.
If you wish to have a covering placed on every tooth, our team will try to break the appointments up, fitting about 8 – 10 per sitting.
How long does the fitting take?
As mentioned previously, our team would try to break the fitting down so you will not be in the chair for too long.
On average, the fitting should take between 1-3 hours, but to prevent your jaw from hurting, we will probably fit as many as is feasible in 1 ½ hours.
Is there any aftercare needed to keep them in top shape?
Yes, there is!
They are fairly easy to care for, so regular brushing and dental appointments are needed to keep them in top shape. But try to refrain from smoking cigarettes or drinking excessive alcohol, as this can cause your gums to recede and the coverings to fall off.
Contact our team at Kooringal Dental today for more information on porcelain coverings and suitability!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.