What is the name of the protective coating used after the treatment to prevent staining? My previous dentist put on a protective, plastic like "laminate" over my teeth upon completion which prevented my teeth from staining and polished it off 2-3 weeks afterwards. This was very effective in preventing stains and I need to know what it is because my dentist moved away and I can't find her and my new dentist does not know what it is. Thx in advance.
What Is The Protective Coating Called That Dentists Put Over Teeth?
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Protective coating to prevent stains
I presume you are speaking of a glaze to apply to composite resin (bonding) after placement to prevent stain and add more glaze. Those products include: Surface Coat by Kuraray, Durafinish by Parkell and many others. Most yellow and peal over time. A better approach is to meticulously poiish and shine the composite resin with instuments and polishing paste. It will still need to be periodically touched up. Hope this helps.