A dental veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the front of your tooth. It is a great option for people who want to fix minor imperfections, such as permanent stains that can't be removed with teeth whitening.
How are veneers placed?
Porcelain veneers are a conservative restoration, meaning that less of your natural tooth needs to be altered. Veneers, however, need to be conservatively prepared to ensure that the veneers fit well and to avoid damage to the enamel.
During the preparation process, a thin veneer is designed to fit over the front of your tooth. The veneer will be color-matched to your surrounding teeth so that it blends in with your natural teeth. The veneer is bonded to the tooth using dental cement. This cement is extremely strong, so your veneer will be firmly bonded to your tooth.
Are veneers right for me?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that can be used to address a variety of concerns. If you'd like to learn more about this versatile treatment option, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Chicago, IL dentist at Dynamic Dental Services.
How do I care for my veneers?
Veneers require the same care as your natural teeth.
- Brushing and flossing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will keep your gums healthy and ensure that your smile is bright and white.
- Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or to bite your nails, as this may chip or break your veneers.
- Regular dental visits are also important to keep your veneers healthy, as your dentist will remove any plaque or tartar that may have built up on your veneers.
If your teeth change shape over time, your veneers may need to be adjusted by the dentist.
Will my veneers stain?
The porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. The porcelain is also stronger than your natural enamel, so stains from food or beverages are less likely to reach the veneer's porcelain surface.
However, if you enjoy drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, be aware that these substances may stain your veneers over time. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, make sure to rinse your mouth with water afterward to prevent staining. In addition, you should refrain from smoking and drinking too much of dark-colored beverages.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.