1. What is a dental laminate?
Dental laminates are thin, custom-made shells made up of tooth-coloured materials and are used on the surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. They can change the colour, shape, size, or length of the teeth. They are also known as dental veneers.
2. What are dental laminates made from?
Dental laminates are manufactured from porcelain or resin composite materials. Laminates made from porcelain can endure stains better than resin ones and are also better at imitating the light-reflecting characteristics of natural teeth. Discuss with your dentist about the right choice of material for your dental laminate.
3. When do I need dental laminates?
Dental laminates are commonly used in people who have discoloured, worn down, chipped/broken, misaligned, irregularly shaped, uneven, or gaps between their teeth.
4. Can dental laminates damage my real teeth?
It cannot ruin your real teeth since they are just fitted over your natural teeth with the help of a resin that hardens under a special light. Also, your dentist will recommend this procedure only after seeing your teeth and the X-ray of your mouth and jaw.
5. What are the advantages of a dental laminate?
It provides a natural appearance to your teeth and porcelain is well tolerated by the gum tissues. The porcelain laminates are stain-resistant and the colour of the teeth can be custom selected such that you can make dark teeth appear whiter.