What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile. Veneers in Chicago are thin slivers of porcelain that are fitted to the front of teeth; they are ideal for people with teeth that have surface cracks, small chips, stains or are widely spaced.

What are dental veneers?

Basically, a veneer is a sliver of porcelain that, when fitted to the front of teeth, restore the natural, unblemished look. Veneers are custom made to fit on the front of teeth that have been pre-prepared by a cosmetic dentist. The veneers are bonded to the tooth using a very strong resin compound.

People that have noticeable gaps between their teeth were at one time forced into closing them with braces or crowns. Veneers in Chicago can do the same job; they can also straighten minor misalignments.

The most common material used for dental veneers is porcelain, although composite resin is also used. Porcelain veneers are by far the best solution, the last twice as long and are extremely strong.

Placing the veneers:

Although the enamel of your teeth is not all that thick, a small amount will be removed, this provides the space that is necessary to accommodate the veneers without distorting the natural contours of the teeth.

Once the teeth have been prepared, the dentist will make impressions which are sent to a dental lab. While the lab technicians are making the veneers, the dentist will place temporary veneers.

A second visit to the dentist is required of course to place the veneers. The adhesive is placed on the back side of the veneer and then placed on the tooth in the correct position. Light is used to quickly cure the resin adhesive.

Caring for veneers in Chicago is no different than caring for natural teeth, daily brushing and flossing and limiting the amount of stain producing foods and beverages will keep them white and bright for years.

The best porcelain veneers in Chicago are meant to cover small chips, cracks, discoloration, etc. on teeth. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for veneers you are invited to make an appointment with Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park.

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