Porcelain Veneers in Libertyville, IL
Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.
As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
The porcelain veneers are ideal for youngsters as well as for senior patients, provided that their teeth are in good condition. Bear in mind that the porcelain veneers fix exclusively only the aesthetic problems. For restorative or orthodontic problems, a crown may be recommended. The most common uses for porcelain veneers include:
- Teeth whitening (when used on all teeth) or color correction (when used on one tooth which is darker than the other teeth)
- Correction of excessive wear (caused by tooth grinding or diseases)
- Treatment of cracked or chipped teeth
- Interdental space filling
- Masking uneven or irregular teeth surface
Why had porcelain veneers?
Veneers are available in porcelain and resin composite materials. So, what makes porcelain veneers the best choice?
- Better resistance to stains
- Increased resistance to wear and tear
- Unpaired light reflection which mimics the tooth translucence
- Improved technology which does not require a large tooth enamel removal
- Minimal maintenance, similar to the regular dental routine for natural teeth
Applying porcelain veneers onto teeth is a two-session procedure. During the first appointment, the dentist takes impressions of the targeted teeth as well as on the neighboring teeth to create an accurate reproduction of your teeth. X-rays may be taken to evaluate the teeth’s overall health. The impressions, alongside the color and shape preferences, are then sent to a dental lab which produces the veneers. It usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks for the veneers to arrive at the dental office, but you will be contacted by the dentist for confirmation.
The second appointment debuts with a tooth preparation for veneers. To securely attach the veneer to the tooth, the dentist needs to make room for it. A thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth’s surface. Modern veneers require a minimum of 3% tooth’s surface to be removed, but depending on tooth’s condition (crooked, cracked, etc.) the dentist may remove up to 30% of the tooth’s surface. Once the teeth are perfectly trimmed, the veneers are applied using the bonding cement so that you can provide feedback on the fit. Adjustments are made and when you feel comfortable with the way they feel on your teeth, the veneers are put in place. Special cement activated by a light beam is used for bonding.
In the end, the dentist makes final adjustments, removes additional cement and provides you information on post-procedure care and veneer maintenance. Future visits may be required to monitor the teeth and the veneers.
Porcelain veneers solve a vast range of cosmetic dental problems. If you now know everything about porcelain veneers and want to go for it, contact Us today.