When you are looking for ways to improve your smile, you will be happy to know that there are a wealth of options available.
You may have already encountered some of them through your internet research, such as bleach-based whitening or even the fitting of dental implants if you have missing teeth. But what if you are looking for something a bit more versatile and less invasive? This is where porcelain laminates can come in handy.
Also known as veneers Wagga, these simple porcelain coverings can be placed over the front of your teeth, producing an immediate aesthetic change. And as there is hardly any discomfort involved in the fitting, many dental patients are asking their dentists about this procedure.
In this article, 5 key advantages of having porcelain laminates fitted are explored so that you can determine whether or not this treatment may be for you.
They look great!
You may have heard that porcelain laminates look fake when they are attached, but your cosmetic dental team will work with you to determine how you want them to look. Some people seek the full Hollywood smile, so their laminates will be a very bright white when attached. But most people want their laminates to look more natural, and your dentist will be able to work with you to ensure that the hue of the laminate matches your surrounding natural teeth if desired.
They can close gaps
Many adults have minor gaps between their teeth that they want to close but do not want to undertake orthodontic treatment for. Laminates can help here too. Depending on the size of the gap and the underlying cause of the gap, your dental team will be able to create laminates that are slightly wider than the tooth they are attached to. So once they are placed, any surrounding gaps will be closed.
They conceal chips
Once again, many adults may have minor chips or cracks in their teeth due to playing sports or other blunt force trauma. Provided that there is no decay setting in around these cracks or chips, your dentist will be able to conceal them with a porcelain laminate. This will also protect the tooth against any bacteria or debris infiltrating the enamel and dentin via the gap.
They can whiten your teeth
This was briefly mentioned before, but porcelain laminates can instantly whiten your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will work with you to ensure that the shade of the laminates matches your face and will consider other aesthetic properties. It is also worth noting that a full set of laminates can whiten your smile up to and over 18 shades within a single sitting.
They can reduce sensitivity
But there is more to porcelain laminates than simply cosmetic options.
They have been used by restorative dentists to help patients who have sensitive teeth reduce their dental sensitivity. If your sensitivity has been caused by eroded enamel and microscopic gaps in your teeth exposing the pulp of the tooth to the surrounding environment, then laminates may be able to help you with this as they can cover the microscopic holes in the tooth, reducing sensitivity overall.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.