Ever wanted to brighten your smile without the bleaching gels?
At Kooringal Dental, our team can help you get the whiter smile you want using porcelain laminates or veneers Wagga.
Want to learn more? Here, our team at Kooringal Dental answers 5 top questions that we receive about dental veneers Wagga.
What are dental laminates?
Have you ever worn false nails?
In essence, veneers Wagga are similar to false nails. But obviously, they are placed on your teeth!
Using either a dental mould or a 3D scanner, our team takes the impressions of the teeth that the laminates are going to be attached to. Then, these images or moulds are sent to our partner dental laboratory where they are created out of porcelain. They can be colour matched to your natural teeth or they can be used to whiten your smile, They can also be used to conceal cracks, minor gaps or correct minimal issues with misalignments.
How are they fitted?
Laminates are fitted using a mild sanding of the front of the teeth and dental cement.
Firstly, our team will use a slow drill to remove a tiny fraction of the front of the teeth that the laminates are going to be attached to. After that, we will place dental cement on the front of the teeth and then we will gently attach the laminates.
After a few minutes of the cement setting, they are fixed in place. Simple!
This process should not be painful and so, we do not use numbing agents. But if you feel any discomfort, please tell us!
Can they become stained?
It is easy to have concerns that any porcelain fixtures will become stained eventually. After all, few people want to give up coffee!
It is worth noting that while porcelain laminates can become stained, it is highly unlikely. The porcelain used to make the veneers is not as porous as the natural enamel of the teeth and so, even if you drink red wine and coffee regularly, staining is unlikely to occur.
But if you notice that your laminates are changing colour, then you should contact our team to discuss whitening options.
How long do they last?
Provided that they are cared for correctly, porcelain laminates can easily last for over 15 years.
But to ensure that they do last as long as possible, you will need to maintain a high level of dental hygiene and will need to attend our dental practice at least twice a year for check-ups.
If you have concerns that your oral laminates are coming loose or are falling off, then please contact our team for an assessment.
Do they require specific care?
Fortunately, the care needed to maintain oral laminates is minimal.
You will have to brush your teeth as you normally would, floss and rinse with mouthwash at least twice a day. This will help to reduce the likelihood of gum disease or tooth decay, both of which can shorten the lifespan of your laminates. You will also need to attend biannual check-ups with our team so that we can identify any issues as early as possible.
Similarly, if you are a smoker or drink excessively, you will need to limit these activities as both can cause oral laminates to fall off due to receding gums or periodontal disease.
If you would like any more advice on how to care for your oral laminates, please call our team.
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