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Porcelain Veneers Fox Lake, IL

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

We achieve a smile makeover or tooth repair 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 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 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. Your gums and soft tissues tolerate them well, 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 needs removal for your restoration. Veneers are stain-resistant and hold up well over time. This is beneficial because veneers are a permanent restoration that you’ll have for years to come.

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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.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

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 laboratory uses these impressions to fabricate your custom porcelain veneers.

They color-match them to blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Typically, we place provisional dental veneers over the teeth to protect them while the permanent veneers are being made.

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 satisfied, we will use a special bonding cement to permanently secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.

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.