Concerns with Porcelain Veneers?

Do veneers sound too good to be true? This is often the reaction we find patients experiencing when they come down from the initial rush of learning about the many benefits of porcelain veneers. Fortunately, the long-term and short-term advantages really do offer patients an exceptional opportunity for achieve a lasting, transformed smile. You know that this cosmetic treatment will allow you to achieve a whiter, more uniform smile free of cracks, chips, and spaces between teeth. What you may still wonder about is how your smile will hold up over time. We invite you to consider the following as you make you final decision to make veneers a part of your smile makeover:

Veneers Are Strong

They look quite delicate before we bond them to your teeth, since they are super-thin shells crafted out of layers of porcelain. Everything about veneers screams “fragile!” but they provide patients with exceptional durability. You will not need to worry about your smile cracking under pressure. Second to your own natural teeth, veneers are known for their resilience and strength.

They Resist Staining

Friends or family may bring up a good point: Your natural teeth stain, so won’t the veneers end up looking discolored, too? Another wonderful long-term benefit of porcelain veneers is their stain resistance. You can continue eating the foods you enjoy without feeling the need to avoid common staining agents like tea or coffee. The new, brighter smile you achieve is something you can expect to enjoy for a long time to come.

Daily Upkeep Is Simple

It is natural and commendable to worry about whether you are prepared to care for your new smile. Again, one of the wonderful advantages of veneers is that they do not require care any different from your natural teeth. Like the care we suggest for your own smile, you should adhere to the following hygiene guidelines:

  • Avoid abrasive products that can damage veneers, enamel, and gum tissue
  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Brush twice a day for two minutes each time
  • Floss once daily 


Aside from providing dependable general and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.

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