Cosmetic veneers are versatile and effective cosmetic restorations; with veneers patients can completely transform their smiles quickly and lastingly. If you have questions about how dental veneers work, then please keep reading this short question and answer session from our Elmhurst veneer dentists. And remember, you can always contact our dental team with additional questions as they pop up.
To quickly recap: dental veneers are thin porcelain restorations that are placed over the visible parts of the patient’s tooth. Once a veneer is in place it stays in place permanently, it is not removable.
Q: What kinds of issues can I correct using dental veneers?
A: Dental veneers cover the visible portions of teeth, so you really can address a range of cosmetic issues with this one treatment. Using veneers many people can achieve white, straight, seamless, and well proportioned smiles.
Q: How long does it take to get dental veneers?
A: Generally, our dental team is able to complete the entire process in just two or three dental appointments. We’ll take an impression of your smile so that we can ensure the veneers will fit your existing dental shapes. Once the porcelain restorations are complete, we simply attach them to your teeth using a specially formulated dental adhesive. As soon as the veneers are attached, you’ll be ready to jump back into your regular routine!
Q: What is it like to live with dental veneers?
A: Our patients report that dental veneers are exceptionally natural to live with. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods and drink your favorite drinks, for example. And you’ll also be able to care for your smile by following your dentist-recommended at-home oral hygiene routine, and by completing regularly schedule professional cleanings. Veneers are designed to fit seamlessly into your life!
When you come in for a consultation with our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists, we will be able to let you know whether dental veneers are right for your smile. Give our office a call when you are ready to get started!