Porcelain Veneers in Fox Lake, IL are the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatment to transform your smile. We custom make them for your unique smile from quality materials. We will even color match them to blend in with your natural teeth or to help you make your teeth whiter. Dental veneers are a great solution to help you achieve a smile that you will look forward to sharing with others each day. A single veneer will cover a tooth or we can use multiple veneers to treat multiple teeth as part of a smile transformation.
About Porcelain Veneers in Fox Lake, IL
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. A dentist will bond them to your teeth for a permanent fit. 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.
Porcelain veneers 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 are a great treatment option for many reasons. They are very comfortable and feel natural. Your gums and soft tissues tolerate them well and they rarely cause problems. They are a natural looking solution that your dentist can color match to the rest of your teeth. This helps them blend in perfectly with your smile.
Unlike dental crowns, they do not require as much tooth reshaping. Your dentist will remove less of your natural tooth structure to make room for your restoration. Veneers resist stains well and hold up over time. This is beneficial because veneers are a permanent restoration that you’ll have for years to come.
What is the Porcelain Veneer Process Like?
Placing porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our office to complete. The procedure will begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, mouth, and jaw. The process can also include any necessary x-rays and a review of your medical and dental history.
Once Dr. Prendergast has decided on a treatment plan, he will discuss your aesthetic goals and present associated treatment costs for your consideration.
To prepare your teeth and accommodate space for the veneers, we will remove a small amount of tooth surface structure. Next, Dr. Prendergast will take dental impressions. A dental lab uses these impressions to make your custom porcelain veneers.
They color match them to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. Typically, we place temporary dental veneers over the teeth to protect them until your permanent veneers are ready.
Once the veneers are complete, you will return to our cosmetic dentistry office in Fox Lake for the final placement of your restorations. Dr. Prendergast will try the veneers on your teeth to check the fit and color. Once both you and the dentist are happy with the results, we will use a special bonding cement to permanently secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
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 their 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.
Do porcelain veneers feel natural?
Because we prepare teeth before veneer treatment, we ensure the veneers will not look or feel bulky. Tooth preparation will ensure that the dental veneers do not add too much structure to the teeth to make them feel uncomfortable or unnatural. It will take time to adjust to veneers, but once you are accustomed to your new smile, it will feel natural.
Can you replace porcelain veneers?
Veneers are long-lasting treatments but can be replaced by a dental professional. We will typically need to replace veneers after 15 or more years.
How many porcelain veneers do I need?
Each patient is different. You will only need one veneer if you have a discolored or damaged tooth. However, if you want to treat all of the teeth that show when you smile, as many as eight veneers can cover all of the teeth in the smile line.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Are you ready for a new, beautiful smile? If you want to learn more about how porcelain veneers can improve your smile, make an appointment with Infinity Dental of Fox Lake today.