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1. What is a dental laminate?
A dental laminate is a thin, shell that is fitted over a tooth to enhance the look of the tooth and to change the length, colour, shape or size of the tooth. It also protects the tooth from damage.
2. What are dental laminates made from?
Generally, resin composite materials or porcelain are used to make dental laminates. The porcelain laminates are better than resin ones as they do not get stained easily and look the most like natural teeth.
3. When do I need dental laminates?
People opt for dental laminates if they have misaligned, discolored, uneven, worn down, and broken or chipped teeth with abnormal gaps between them. Talk to your dentist about the appropriate type of dental laminate for your teeth.
4. Can dental laminates damage my real teeth?
Dental laminates do not harm your natural teeth as they are placed over the surface of the real teeth. They are bonded by using resins that harden. Dentists also conduct X-rays of the mouth and jaw to check if the laminate is placed correctly.
5. What are the advantages of a dental laminate?
Dental laminates are stain-resistant. They look natural and are difficult to identify as artificial. The gum tissues also tolerate porcelain well, thereby preventing any infections or reactions in the mouth. You can even select the exact shade of white that you want for your teeth.