Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists know that the more information our patients have about their treatment options, the more confidently they can make decisions for their smiles. If you’ve been considering cosmetic treatment, then you may find this informative article useful. Today we’re addressing some common questions and concerns that patients have regarding porcelain veneers.
Q: Will my veneers look bulky and fake?
A: No! Porcelain veneers are crafted to be exceptionally thin—about as thick as a contact lens. Additionally, our team will shape your natural dental structure to ensure a good fit. Importantly, the porcelain that we use to create veneers is custom-shaded to match the patient’s existing teeth exactly. Once treatment is complete, your veneers will be indistinguishable from your real enamel.
Q: How stable are veneers?
A: Once your veneers are bonded to your natural teeth, they will stay in place permanently, You will be able to chew and speak normally; porcelain is actually an ideal material for these restorations because it provides so much strength and durability. We often speak with patients who are worried that their veneers will “pop off” with use, but the truth is this is very unlikely to happen.
Q: Is the veneers application process painful?
A: This treatment process is actually quite comfortable and straightforward for the patient. If you happen to be a patient who is anxious about dental treatment, or who suffers from severe dental pain and sensitivity, we do offer a range of sedation and relaxation treatments to help you get the care you need.
Check out our Before and After pictures to get a better idea of what we are able to achieve using porcelain veneers. And, as always, please feel free to reach out to our Elmhurst veneers dentists to learn more about your treatment options, and to schedule a personal consultation with our team.