If you have been considering transforming your smile with cosmetic porcelain veneers, you have probably seen some of the stunning results that dental veneers can deliver. In today’s article from our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists we are delving deeper into the ways in which dental veneers are finished to enhance the overall appearance of the patient’s smile. So let’s get started!
A Strong Foundation
The material that we use to make dental veneers—porcelain—gives dental veneers their strength and durability. Additionally, porcelain allows veneers to look like natural, shiny dental enamel. Basically, porcelain gives the appearance of healthy and thick dental enamel.
Every dental veneer starts with the attractive and strong foundation that porcelain provides. Our dental team will then make sure that every aspect of your veneer coordinates with your existing teeth. This means…
1. Shading the dental porcelain to match the patient’s natural teeth
Obviously, you don’t want your dental veneer to look much brighter or darker than your existing teeth. This would cause your cosmetic restoration to stick out like a sore thumb (and that kind of defeats the purpose of cosmetic treatment!). To avoid this problem, our dentist will color your veneer to match your real enamel shade.
2. Shaping the edges of the veneer
Some patients naturally have more rounded or curved teeth, while other have square shaped dental enamel. In order for your dental veneer to look natural once it has been placed in your smile, our dental team will refine the edges of your dental veneer to blend with your real teeth. You will be surprised at what a huge difference this simple step can make!
The entire dental veneer placement process is designed to help patients get the natural looking results that they need. Our Elmhurst veneers dentist office will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your post-treatment smile shines!