When it comes to extolling the benefits of porcelain veneers, attempting to shed complete light on every single advantage can become difficult. There are few things these super-thin ceramic shells cannot do or camouflage. If you have been looking to hide minor imperfections, change the shape or length of your teeth, achieve a whiter smile, or address a long list of esthetic concerns, you are on the right track with your choice of veneers. However, we find that patients suddenly hit the brakes when they become a bit nervous about what to expect from the actual process. Before you let some minor concerns steer you away from achieving the gorgeous grin you desire, learn more about the step-by-step aspects of veneer planning and placement. You’ll be happy you did.
First, The Veneer Planning process
Keep in mind, we practice artistic dentistry. This means we take into consideration every single aspect of your appearance, from each individual tooth to the appearance of your smile itself, then how your smile looks when you are actually smiling or at rest, and even how your smile’s appearance blends with your other facial features. During the veneer planning phase, we will discuss your feelings and plan with you – never without you – to make sure you achieve the changes that will allow you to feel wonderful about your smile’s appearance.
Next, We Complete Some Prep Work
Veneers are very thin ceramic casings that we place over the visible portion of each tooth. If you are dealing with very mild esthetic problems, you may not need us to do any preparation. However, if you are looking for a dramatic change or if your teeth have incurred serious esthetic damage, we may need to perform traditional preparatory work. To accomplish this, we will use a gentle, comfortable buffing tool to remove a very tiny amount of your tooth’s outer layer, called enamel. This will provide us with the room necessary for precise veneer placement.
Finally, We Permanently Place Your Porcelain Veneers
Ready for the grand finale? We will permanently bond the porcelain veneers over your teeth. You will leave our office with the beautifully transformed smile you have been dreaming about achieving.
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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.