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Dental laminate infection

Did you know that there is a possibility of infection and damage in the work of cosmetic dentists and laminating teeth? Dental laminate is a thin adhesive material that is used to maintain the natural appearance of the tooth. Based on the type of material they are made of, laminates are categorized as porcelain laminates, composites, zirconia, etc. Cosmetic dentists in Canada use laminates to cover stains on teeth, treat minor cracks, and hide gaps between teeth. In this article, our dentist experts have mentioned the reasons for dental laminate infection along with tips to prevent it.

How does dental laminate infection occur?

Dental veneers are made of composite materials, so they can wear down or become infected. Infection may occur in the natural tooth that is under the laminate, especially where the laminate is attached to the tooth. If the bacteria in the mouth around the laminate that is attached to the tooth are not properly destroyed, they enter the space between the laminate and the tooth and settle under the laminates. These bacteria destroy both the tooth and the gum tissue around the laminate. As mentioned below, this bacterial infection may also occur due to improper installation of laminates:

  • If the dental laminate is not properly applied, there is a greater chance for bacteria to grow. The bacteria enters from the edge of the gum and penetrates the tooth. This allows bacteria to penetrate behind the porcelain laminates. This type of infection is characterized by a dark-colored spot on the laminated tooth.
  • When the cosmetic dentist cracks the enamel (up to a few inches) to apply the laminates, it may cause the gums to bleed. If this blood is not cleaned properly, it will mix with the bonding materials of the laminate and create a dark spot on the tooth after the laminate is attached. This causes gum inflammation and the risk of dental laminate infection.

Therefore, it is suggested that if you notice a black spot on your tooth or if you feel that your tooth laminate is sensitive for a few weeks, you should inform your dentist immediately. Because tooth sensitivity is one of the symptoms of infection.

How can we protect laminates from infection?

When your teeth are laminated, your dentist will advise you about things like brushing your teeth properly. This is our advice. You should have an effective dental hygiene routine that includes things like brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwashes to kill bacteria in your mouth. In addition, the cosmetic dentists of our clinic have two other recommendations so that those who choose dental laminates can maintain the beauty of their smile with the help of these recommendations:

  • Use blue floss – food debris and other things get stuck under porcelain laminates and can’t be removed by brushing. If these substances are not removed properly, they cause infection and tooth decay. Therefore, you should use other accessories such as blue dental floss to clean your teeth. This dental floss helps you clean the lines between your teeth without damaging your laminates.
  • It is better to use less sticky foods such as chewing gum, sticky chocolates, and pastilles to preserve the tooth enamel. Because it is very difficult to separate these small particles that stick to the surface of the laminates. If these materials are not removed and remain on the surface of the laminates, they will become stronger over time and cause plaque and deposits on the teeth. Remember that cosmetic dental procedures can cause many dental problems if they are not accompanied by proper care.



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