Dental laminates and veneers are cosmetic dental procedures used to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. They are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-fitted to cover the front surface of a tooth.
Dental laminates and veneers are often used to correct a variety of cosmetic dental issues, such as stained or discolored teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misshapen teeth, and gaps between teeth. They are also used to improve the overall appearance of a person’s smile.
The procedure for getting dental laminates or veneers typically involves two or three visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth and prepare the surface of the tooth for the laminate or veneer. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth to create space for the laminate or veneer.
The impressions are then sent to a dental lab where the laminates or veneers are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth. Once the laminates or veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them to the front surface of the teeth using a special adhesive.
Dental laminates and veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure because they can provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of a person’s smile with minimal invasiveness. They are also durable and long-lasting, and can be maintained with regular brushing and flossing.
However, it is important to note that dental laminates and veneers may not be suitable for all patients or all types of dental conditions. The dentist will need to evaluate the patient’s teeth and determine if laminates or veneers are the best option.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY LAMINATES OR VENEERS?
Maintaining dental laminates and veneers is relatively easy and straightforward. It is important to follow good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, to prevent decay and gum disease from developing around the laminates or veneers.
In addition, it is recommended to avoid chewing on hard objects, such as ice or hard candy, as this can cause the laminates or veneers to chip or break. It is also important to avoid biting or chewing on non-food items, such as pens or fingernails.
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also important for maintaining dental laminates and veneers. During these appointments, the dentist can check the condition of the laminates or veneers and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.
It is also recommended to avoid consuming excessive amounts of staining substances, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, as these can cause the laminates or veneers to become discolored over time. If discoloration does occur, professional teeth whitening treatments may be recommended by the dentist.
Overall, with proper care and maintenance, dental laminates and veneers can last for many years and provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
WILL I HAVE SENSITIVITY AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
It is possible to experience some sensitivity after getting dental laminates or veneers, but it varies from person to person. Some patients may not experience any sensitivity, while others may have mild to moderate sensitivity for a few days after the procedure.
CAN THE LAMINATES/ VENEER DISCOLOR?
Dental laminates are made from high-quality materials that are resistant to staining and discoloration, but they are not completely immune to it. Over time, laminates can become discolored due to various factors such as exposure to staining substances like coffee, tea, and red wine, or natural wear and tear.
To prevent discoloration, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for routine cleanings. It is also recommended to avoid consuming excessive amounts of staining substances and to taper down smoking
AUTHOR : DR. FARIA SABA
Dr. Faria Saba is a renowned dental surgeon with an experience of more than 18 years in dentistry. She is the co founder and managing director at Lumos Dental Care.She delivers a wide range of treatments . Areas of expertise Cosmetic dentistry, Dental implants, Laser assisted dentistry.
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