Dentist in Wicker Park
Porcelain veneers may be recommended for those who are interested in restoring the color and appearance of their teeth. Veneers can be used to:
- Re-shape teeth
- Improve the look of your teeth due to stains
- Close gaps between teeth
- Fix teeth that are chipped, fractured or broken
Veneers are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. In order to be a candidate for veneers, the foundation of your natural teeth must be strong and healthy. The results from veneers can drastically and instantly improve the appearance of your smile.
Veneer preparation may involve the removal of a small amount of tooth structure. An impression is taken and sent to the lab to fabricate the custom veneers. During this time, temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth. Temporary veneers are very fragile and need to be treated gently during eating and cleaning.
Once your permanent veneers arrive, they are bonded to your teeth. Avoid chewing excessively hard foods with your veneers.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and can last for years when cared for properly. Continue brushing, flossing and keeping up with regular professional cleanings to add to the longevity of your dental veneers.