Do you have a dental issue you would love to hide? Dental veneers may be the right option for you. Veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells worn over the front of your teeth to improve your smile and appearance. They are typically made from porcelain materials, which is why they are also often called porcelain veneers. If you are looking for porcelain teeth in Des Plaines IL, we can help you.
These permanent dental attachments are created as single pieces to cover one tooth. However, most people opt to get three or more veneers to aid the uniformity of their teeth appearance.
Uses of Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers can be used to manage different dental concerns and improve your smile. While veneers can be made from other materials such as resin, many patients often prefer porcelain. This is because porcelain veneers resist stain better and have similar light-reflecting properties to natural teeth. If you have one or a combination of some of the dental issues listed below, you may require the attachment of dental veneers:
- Broken tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Worn-down teeth
- Discolored teeth that can’t be whitened through traditional methods
- Uneven teeth spacing
- Unequal teeth sizes
- Unusual teeth shapes
Procedure For Dental Veneers
If you choose to get porcelain dental veneers, you would typically have to schedule a couple of visits to our office. The first of such meetings is a consultation.
At your appointment with Dr. Alfred Roseroot, you would discuss the results you hope to achieve, the right type of veneer for you, how many veneers you would need, and if there are other treatments that would improve your final results. During this consultation, we would also ask you questions about your medical history and conduct oral examinations to ensure you qualify for veneer attachments.
When you visit us for the next appointment, we will carry out several procedures to prepare your teeth for the attachment of veneers. We would trim down your teeth by removing your enamel, which is the top layer of your teeth. We would trim off just enough for the veneer to be attached without bulging out. Following the trimming, we would then take impressions or a mold of your teeth which would be sent to the lab to prepare your veneers. It may take up to two weeks to get your veneers back from the lab, and your dentist may recommend temporary veneers until they arrive.
Your appointment after your custom-made veneers arrive from the lab would involve the bonding process. At this appointment, we would place the veneers over your teeth to ensure they are the right fit and color to match your other teeth. Once we are satisfied with the veneers, we would clean your teeth and etch the surface to facilitate easy bonding. With the use of special dental cement, your dentist would attach the veneer to your tooth surface and immediately seal and harden the bonding with ultraviolet light.
Following the attachment of your veneers, you can chew and use your teeth as you normally would within a few hours. With proper management, your porcelain veneers can last up to ten years. We would recommend precautions to keep your veneers in the best condition like
- Not chewing on hard substances
- Not opening packages or bottles with your teeth
- Avoiding teeth grinding habit.
Would you like to receive a porcelain veneer attachment? You can book an appointment with us at Roseroot Dental for your custom veneers to brighten your smile.