Answering Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry options today. Made from lifelike, customized dental porcelain, veneers are made to completely makeover one or more teeth with minimal or no changes to your healthy, natural tooth structure. Veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, gives them the ability to correct multiple smile issues at once. To find out if they’re the right option for you, ask your dentist about porcelain veneers and the benefits they can provide for your smile’s function and appearance.

Are veneers better than crowns?

Cosmetic veneers are made from the same type of dental porcelain that many modern crowns are made from. The material is renowned for its lifelike appearance, including the ability to reflect light like natural, healthy tooth enamel. The only difference is that a veneers is designed for the front surface of your tooth, unlike a crown that is designed to completely cover your tooth.

What if my tooth is cracked?

Veneers are typically considered cosmetic enhancements, but because of the durability of modern dental porcelain, they also serve a number of restorative and functional benefits. For instance, if your tooth is slightly cracked or fractured, then a veneer may be able to restore it without the need for a complete dental crown.

Do veneers last for life?

With careful, artistic placement, porcelain veneers can last for up to 10-15 years for many patients. However, they are not made to last for life, and you may have to restore or replace them due to years of wear and tear.

Learn More About the Benefits of Veneers

Because porcelain veneers can perfect smiles with a wide variety of cosmetic issues, they are one of the most frequently recommended cosmetic dental improvements. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.