When you are looking to undergo a procedure, whether it is medical or cosmetic, you should aim to learn as much about it as you can.
This is never more relevant than when it comes to dental care, which, to be honest, is not popular with the public at the best of times due to associations with discomfort.
However, there is one cosmetic treatment that is shooting to the top of many people’s cosmetic dental procedure list, which is the fitting of oral laminates. So, if you are considering this treatment, what do you need to know?
The Fitting Doesn’t Hurt
Most people have read somewhere that having dental laminates fitted is uncomfortable. But this is not the case.
While the fitting does involve removing part of the enamel from the tooth that the laminate is going to be attached to, this will be performed by a trained dentist, and if you notice any discomfort, you should tell them immediately.
The fitting of the veneers in London should be comfortable and, depending on how many you are having fitted, should be completed in a single appointment.
They Are Versatile
When you hear the words ‘cosmetic dental care’, the meaning is obvious; these treatments exist to change the appearance of your teeth for the better.
But, unlike many other cosmetic dental treatments, laminates are very versatile in what they can treat. Indeed, they can whiten your teeth, conceal minor gaps, and hide cracks and chips while also being used to minimise dental sensitivity.
Laminates Are Long Lasting
There are many myths online about laminates falling off just after they were fitted, and this can be off putting if you are considering this treatment for yourself.
But, the reality is that laminates are affixed to your teeth with dental cement. This means that, aside from gum disease, or blunt-force trauma, they should not come loose, and if they do, you should aim to see your cosmetic dentist as soon as possible to explore why.
With the correct care, the laminates that you have had fitted may be in your mouth for the next 15 years or longer.
They May Stain (Sorry!)
While unlikely, it is worth noting that porcelain laminates are not immune to becoming stained.
In fact, if you do not maintain daily brushing, flossing, and check-ups with your dentist, you are at a higher risk of developing stains on your teeth.
But the good news is that this is unlikely if you keep up with brushing and cleaning. So, with laminates fitted, your smile will be striking for years to come.
They Reduce Sensitivity
Consider for a moment the sensation that you may have felt when taking a sip of hot coffee or iced tea. That pang and throbbing sensation that appears is known as dental sensitivity.
And, unless you have a cavity, a crack or a chip, it is likely to be caused by microscopic holes in your teeth that are linking the outer area of the tooth to the pulp.
When you have laminates placed, they will cover these holes and will allow you to sip tea, coffee or whatever you want without discomfort. Great!