Considering Porcelain Veneers? Here’s What to Ask

Wanting to improve your smile’s appearance is one thing, but knowing how to do it is another. For instance, you might think that addressing your multiple cosmetic concerns would be a complicated process. However, with porcelain veneers, patients can often enjoy complete smile makeovers with only a single procedure. If you’re considering veneers to improve your smile, then make sure they’re the right choice by asking your dentist about the issues they can fix and what to expect during and after their placement.

Will veneers fix my specific issues?

Before recommending porcelain veneers, your dentist will first carefully examine your teeth to diagnose the nature and extent of your smile’s concerns. Fortunately, veneers are one of the most diverse cosmetic options, and can be ideal for addressing a wide variety of issues such as severe discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, and more.

How much of my tooth do you have to sculpt?

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, measuring at less than 0.5 mm thick. To place one, your dentist will carefully prepare your tooth by sculpting a minimal amount of enamel from your tooth’s front surface. The preparation will only be as much as required for your ultra-thin veneer to fit comfortably on your tooth.

Will my veneers last for life?

When placed and cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last for up to 10-15 years. However, they can eventually wear down from years of use and require replacement. You can prolong their lifespan by keeping up with good hygiene at home, and by attending regular preventive checkups and cleanings at your dentist’s office.

Speak with Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers

If you’re considering ways to improve your smile, then speak with your dentist about the many benefits of porcelain veneers. 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 Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.

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