Our Elmhurst Veneer Dentists Respond To Patient Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Sep 20, 2017

The porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments used in dentistry today. Many different kinds of patients can benefit from veneers. Because these aesthetic restorations are completely customizable, they can be used individually or a patient can use many of them at once to achieve results.

Keep reading to learn more about dental veneers from our Elmhurst veneer dentists!

Q: How are dental veneers designed?

A: A dental veneer is a cosmetic restoration that is crafted in such a way that it can be placed over the patient’s natural teeth and bonded in place. In general, a veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens; so, you can imagine just how natural dental veneers look once in place.

When our dental team works with a patient to begin dental veneer treatment, we take a look at the patient’s existing smile. We’ll craft the patient’s veneers to look natural—so the veneers will be shaped, sized, and shaded to work for the individual patient.

Q: What is it like to live with dental veneers?

A: One of the great thing about veneers treatment is that it is exceptionally patient-friendly. Once your veneers are bonded to your smile, you’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods and drinks your favorite beverages. You’ll also be able to continue to care for your smile using your regular daily hygiene routine. You’ll find that living with veneers doesn’t really disrupt your life at all—rather, they enhance it!

Q: Does the dental veneer treatment process hurt?

A: In general, having veneers placed is quite comfortable and stress-free. Additionally, keep in mind that if you are someone who is prone to dental sensitivity and pain, or who suffers from dental phobia, we do provide a number of sedation treatments that may be able to help.

The best way to get started is to give our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists a call to schedule a consultation. When we meet with you we’ll be able to give you a better idea of whether veneers are appropriate for your smile, and, if so, how many veneers you may need.