If you’re considering pursuing cosmetic dentistry treatment, you probably have a number of questions about how your treatment will progress. Today I’m going to explain how our Elmhurst veneers dentists place porcelain dental veneers. At the end of this article I hope you’ll feel more confident about the dental veneers process—this should help you determine whether or not veneers are right for you!
Dental veneers are small layers of porcelain that are used to visually resurface the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers are very popular dental option for a few key reasons. First, veneers can be placed in just two or three appointments, meaning that you can achieve a smile transformation quickly! Also, dental veneers give teeth a perfected, Hollywood smile appearance. If you have misshaped or uneven teeth, dental veneers can be used to totally transform the appearance of your smile.
Our dental team will talk with you about your dental goals at your first consultation. From there we will help you determine whether dental veneers are the best cosmetic option for you. It’s important for patients to have healthy teeth before they pursue veneers treatment, so we’ll examine your teeth and take X-rays if necessary.
When your dental veneers are placed, our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists will shave down some of your dental matter to make sure that your veneers fit comfortably and look natural. Then the porcelain veneers will be attached to your natural teeth with dental adhesive. Veneers can last for 10 to 15 years with proper care, at which point you may need to have some veneers replaced.
It’s simple to care for dental veneers—with regularly brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come. Whether you want to achieve a total smile transformation, or you’d just like to perfect a few teeth, dental veneers may be the answer for you. Give our Elmhurst veneers dental office a call for more information or to schedule an appointment!