What is Laminates?
Dental Laminates also known as porcelain veneers, are small pieces of porcelain that we can apply to the teeth to improve oral aesthetics. The benefits of dental laminates enhance the resilience and strength of teeth in comparison to regular tooth enamel. Laminates are also the best choice for fractured teeth, minor gaps between teeth, twists in teeth or a compromised position.
How does the laminates procedure work?
Your teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of the front surface of the tooth to allow space for the porcelain. Then we take an impression of your teeth. This impression is used by the laboratory technician to create your veneers. After your teeth are prepared and before the veneers are placed, the teeth will feel rough and somewhat strange. Usually, we will place temporary veneers on your teeth, but this isn’t always necessary. In most cases, the appearance of the prepared teeth is nearly normal, especially at a conversational distance. If you don’t have temporary veneers, simply keep your teeth well-brushed, because they may tend to stain more easily at this time. They will also be extra sensitive to air and cold. A coating placed on the teeth can minimize this sensitivity. Then there is a process of bonding it involves an elaborate series of steps that bond the veneer to the tooth.