Porcelain veneers are a very popular way to correct stained, misshapen, or unevenly spaced teeth. Dr. Christopher Pottorff of Advanced Dental & Implant Care has the experience and skill required to apply veneers that look natural and last. Residents of Algonquin, IL can call the office or schedule an appointment online. We also service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
Veneers Q&Aby Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are small pieces of laminate designed to replace your original tooth enamel. They stick onto your tooth to give it a new protective layer, while also providing cosmetic whiteness and a restored brightness to your teeth. Porcelain veneers fit naturally onto your teeth and can restore natural tooth function if your tooth is chipped or decayed. Porcelain veneer specialists create a new and stronger bond that protects your teeth and existing enamel from the buildup of plaque and bacteria.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
There are several benefits to porcelain veneers, including:
Covering teeth that have developed poor color or shapes
Fixing bite problems if the tooth has been chipped or jagged
Resisting coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke stains much better than natural teeth, staying whiter longer
Fixing gaps and overlaps in your teeth
Acting as a protective layer of enamel to help prevent decay and disease
Are porcelain veneers easy to take care of?
Cosmetic dentistry lends itself well to easy aftercare and simple maintenance. After your veneer has been applied, you can treat it as you would your original tooth. You may feel some sensitivity at first but the feeling subsides. Make sure to keep up your routine oral health habits for the longevity and hygiene of your porcelain veneers and other teeth.
Can anyone get porcelain veneers?
Dr. Pottorff generally recommends you have good overall oral health before applying veneers. Those who have serious health issues, such as decay, gingivitis, or gum disease won’t be good candidates for porcelain veneers.
In addition, those who grind or clench their teeth won’t be good candidates for veneers. The grinding and clenching have a tendency to be hard on the veneers, and even though they’re strong, they could be damaged. If a patient is committed to using a mouth guard overnight, they may be able to get veneers.
If you have teeth that are severely misaligned, that can put too much pressure on the veneer for it to be a viable choice for you. It could cause them to crack or chip. Misalignments would need to be corrected first, and then veneers could be used to fix with cosmetic issues with the teeth.
We service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.