Since porcelain laminates are a relatively new procedure in dentistry, I thought that you might like to know more aBout this new cosmetic possibility.

Some of us just don't have the smile we might like to have. Perhaps the front t~etha.r~ dark in color or rough in t~xtur~. Or maybe there is a gap or two between the teeth that we wish was not there. The front teeth may even appear slightly crowded or irregular in shape or alignment. If these teeth are otherwise sound (free of large fillings or decay), a new type of restoration called the "porcelain laminate" may be used in many cases to absolutely transform your smile without a great deal of alteration to the teeth themselves.

The porcelain laminate is simply a thin piece of porcelain th<:it is CllstOlll made for you and bonded to the front surface of the tooth. The actual treatment procedure goes something like this:

During the first appointment, a very slight amount of enamel is smoothed from the front surface of the tooth to be covered. After smoothing the teeth, an impression is made. You should expect no discomfort.

At the second visit (several weeks later), your laminates will have been fabricated in the laboratory using the color and shape you and I have selected. After we have che~ked fro ~ pre~ise fit, the laminates are bonded into position on the teeth.

That's all there is to it! When you have studied the photographs of previously completed cases, you will agree that porcelain laminates are an exciting addition to what we can do for your smile.

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