Porcelain Veneers An Overview
A smile makeover or tooth repair can be achieved using porcelain veneers that are custom-made for your unique smile. Color-matched to your natural teeth or your cosmetic goals, porcelain veneers can give you a smile that you look forward to sharing with others each day. Veneers can be used to cover a single tooth or multiple teeth as part of a smile transformation.
Porcelain veneers are similar to dental crowns, but they cover the front and sometimes sides of the teeth rather than the entire tooth. They are custom-made from fine, tooth-like porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Advances in material and technology make today’s porcelain veneers look and feel more like natural teeth.
Dr. Prendergast offers porcelain veneers as well as composite resin dental veneers at Infinity Dental in Fox Lake, IL.
Do You Need Porcelain Veneers in Fox Lake, IL?
Porcelain veneers can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth for a complete smile makeover. They can effectively address a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns including:
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Covering stains or discoloration in teeth
- Straightening crooked or uneven teeth
- Fixing worn down teeth
Porcelain veneers may also be used to correct crooked teeth instead of traditional orthodontic treatment if no bite problems are present.
Porcelain veneers are an ideal treatment option because they’re tolerated well by your gums and soft tissues in the mouth, so there shouldn’t be discomfort or complications. They’re a natural-looking solution that can be color-matched to the rest of your teeth, so they can blend in perfectly with your smile.
Unlike dental crowns, they don’t require as much tooth reshaping to be done. Less of your permanent tooth structure will have to be removed for your restoration. Veneers are stain-resistant and hold up well over time. This is beneficial because veneers are considered a permanent restoration that you’ll have for years to come.
Dental Veneers FAQs
Can you get a cavity with porcelain veneers?
The best part about dental veneers is that they are not susceptible to decay so there is no threat of getting a cavity. Modern dental veneers are much more dependable and enduring than older counterparts.
Can you get teeth whitening with porcelain veneers?
They are more stain-resistant than natural teeth and can maintain their beautiful appearance with good oral hygiene each day. You will not need to whiten them in the future.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are durable and designed to last for many years and with proper care, maintenance, and regular dental visits they can last a lifetime.