Porcelain Veneers Specialist
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. Patients in the Algonquin, IL area can call the office or schedule an appointment online.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are small pieces of laminate designed to replace your original tooth enamel. In fact, Dr. Pottorff will place the veneers onto your tooth to give it a new protective layer that fits naturally. As a result, this will restore your natural tooth function and the brightness of your teeth. Porcelain veneers will 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, jagged, or decayed
- Resisting coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke stains, 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. Initially, you may feel some sensitivity, however, the feeling will subside. More importantly, make sure you keep up on your routine oral health habits for the longevity of your porcelain veneers and other teeth.
Can anyone get porcelain veneers?
Dr. Pottorff will generally recommends you have good overall oral health before applying veneers. Patients with serious health issues, such as decay, gingivitis, or gum disease won’t be good candidates for porcelain veneers.
In addition, patients who grind or clench their teeth won’t be good candidates for veneers. This is due to grinding and clenching being hard on the veneers. Although veneers strong, they could be damaged. However, If a patient will commit 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. In fact, it could cause them to crack or chip. However, the misalignments can be corrected. Once corrected, veneers could be used to fix the cosmetic issues of the teeth. Dr. Pottorff will recommend the best treatment plan for you.
We also service the surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
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