Things to Know Before Getting Veneers

Things to Know Before Getting Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Crystal Lake and HuntleyYour teeth might generally be in good condition with few cavities or other dental problems, but if they are aesthetically unattractive, your smile could still be getting you down. Many people agree that a great smile is essential for making a great first impression. However, if your teeth are stained, discolored, cracked, or chipped, you might feel too self-conscious to share a natural smile. Instead, you might cover your mouth with your hand or try to smile with your mouth closed.

With the evolution of cosmetic dentistry, there are many dental treatments to change and improve the appearance of our teeth. These include addressing those issues that make you embarrassed about your smile. One of the simplest, but most transformative options available is dental veneers. Here are some essential things to know before getting veneers.

Veneers can be used to correct many but not all cosmetic defects

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you must choose the right solution for the dental problems that you have. For this reason, you will have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Pottorff, who can check that the cosmetic dentistry procedure you would like will be useful in resolving your smile issues.

Dental veneers are thin, shell-like covers that are explicitly custom-created for your teeth. They will sit over the top of the outer enamel, covering a range of imperfections including cracks, chips, staining, and discoloration. They can also be created in such a way that they cover small gaps between your teeth and make them more uniform in height.

Once you have veneers, you will always need veneers

The process to receive veneers is minimally invasive, but you will need a little of the outer enamel of your teeth removed. This will enable the veneers to sit properly against your teeth without looking unusually thick or artificial. However, since natural enamel cannot regrow, once this has been filed away you will always need to have veneers on the affected teeth.

Veneers can be applied individually or in a complete set

Some people only have damage or discoloration on a couple of teeth, while other patients want to see their entire smile transformed. The beauty of veneers is that they can be applied individually, meaning you can have as many or as few as you need to make the smile improvements that you deserve.

Your veneers will strengthen your natural teeth

Although they appear very thin and fragile, veneers are surprisingly strong – so much so that they can reinforce and strengthen your natural teeth. This is especially beneficial if you have thin enamel on the teeth at the front of your mouth.

You will need to take care of your veneers

Although they are created from artificial material and cannot develop cavities, you will still need to take good care of your veneers to ensure that they stay in the best possible condition. This means cleaning your teeth properly and being careful not to use your teeth as tools as this could chip your new veneers. If you grind your teeth, you may be supplied with a mouth guard that you need to wear to protect them from erosion. Remember to visit your Algonquin dentist regularly so that they can check on the health and condition of your veneers.

With the right care and attention, your veneers could last 15 years or more before they require replacement!

If you would like more information about dental veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss this popular cosmetic dentistry solution with our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.




Porcelain Veneers Overview

Porcelain Veneers Overview

About porcelain Veneers Overview HuntleyDo you dislike your smile, but feel that you could never afford cosmetic dentistry treatments? You actually might be surprised to find out that not all cosmetic treatments are expensive. Whitening treatments, for instance, are very affordable, and the next most affordable treatment is porcelain veneers.

The porcelain veneers that are on offer today are very different from those of past decades. Perhaps you have watched old movies, and thought to yourself, “That looks so fake!” And yes, it did, because the actors in those old movies were wearing thick veneers. They looked way too thick and way too white. But today, dental veneers are made from porcelain that looks totally natural. And with proper preparation, they will not look thick on your teeth. If you live in the Crystal Lake, Huntley, Elgin, or surrounding areas and have been thinking about porcelain veneers, call our office at (847) 854-1200 today!

The Benefits

With today’s think porcelain veneers, you will get the smile that you want, and you will not have to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair. Most of the time, you will only need one or two visits. Porcelain veneers can correct minor crowding or gapping, staining, and a gummy smile as well as other cosmetic dental issues.

The Procedure

When you come to see Dr. Christopher R. Pottorff at Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Algonquin, IL to have your porcelain veneers created. The first step will be to have a bit of your tooth enamel scraped away in order to guarantee a proper fit. Then, Dr. Pottorff will take some impressions of your teeth and gums. Those impressions will go to a lab where they are used to manufacture the veneers. Once they are ready, you will come back to see Dr. Pottorff to have them cemented onto your teeth. He will do a bit of final preparation, and make sure that you are satisfied with the veneers before installing them. Once both you and Dr. Pottorff are satisfied, he will install the veneers, and you will have the smile you want and deserve.

Contact Our Algonquin Veneers Dentist

If you are less than happy with your smile and would like to find out more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, give us a call at Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Algonquin, IL? You can call us at 847-854-1200, or use the form on our Contact Us page to request a consultation. We also service patients for porcelain veneers in Crystal Lake, Huntley, and the surrounding areas.





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