Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror wishing you could have a more beautiful smile? Often, people feel self-conscious about their smiles due to stains or misalignment.
Between work and home, many people just feel they just can’t fit multiple dentist visits into their schedule. But what if there was a dental procedure that could address a myriad of dental imperfections in as little as two visits? In today’s blog, your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains how porcelain veneers can transform your smile.
We understand the importance of a beautiful smile. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people will bright, gorgeous smiles are considered more attractive and successful. A large portion of the people polled for the Kelton Research study also said a beautiful smile was one of the first things they noticed when meeting someone new. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest provides the latest in cosmetic dental technology to help you receive the smile you deserve! In addition to porcelain veneers, Dr. Fondriest offers professional teeth whitening systems you can use from the comfort of your own home. We also offer natural looking restorations, such as crowns and tooth-colored fillings, to help you maintain optimal dental health. So, don’t hesitate, contact Dr. Fondriest today!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are composed of thin shells of special dental material. Veneers are placed on a patient’s front teeth, allowing Dr. Fondriest to correct multiple dental issues. With porcelain veneers, patients can undergo a complete smile restoration. Veneers help repair a variety of imperfections, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- The appearance of misaligned teeth
- Permanent stains
- Worn down teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- The appearance of malformed teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, and with the proper care, can provide decades of smile restoration. In addition, veneers can be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile, matching your natural teeth. The porcelain material used to make veneers can reflect light in a similar manner as tooth enamel. This means veneers provide esthetically pleasing smile improvement.
Artistic Smile Design
For patients considering porcelain veneers to perfect their smiles, talk to Dr. Fondriest. He will perform a thorough oral examination to see if porcelain veneers provide the best means of improving your smile. We take several factors into consideration when choosing a patient’s procedures, including lip drape, facial asymmetries, and the movement of the mouth during speech. Dr. Fondriest believes in artistic smile design, the idea that your dental work should reflect your personality and unique facial structure.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Fondriest will first sit down with you to discuss your smile goals. Photographs, impressions, and x-rays will then be taken of your smile. These materials will be used to create a step-by-step plan for applying your porcelain veneers. Next, he will prepare the surface of your teeth by removing a minuscule layer of enamel. In some cases, patients may not require the removal of any tooth structure. Using our specifications, along with the impressions and photographs, our expert ceramist will craft your porcelain veneers. Often, this step can take up to two weeks. Dr. Fondriest may apply temporary veneers during this period. Once your veneers are complete, return to Lake Forest Dental Arts. We will check the fit of your new restorations to ensure comfort and strength. He will then place the veneers using a powerful bonding agent.
Schedule a Visit with Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative porcelain veneers? Talk to Dr. Fondriest today! Porcelain veneers are a popular method of smile improvement, providing multiple dental procedures in just one simple technique. Call today to see if porcelain veneers are right for you! At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we offer patients the latest in innovative restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to obtain healthy, beautiful smiles. Call our cosmetic dentist at 847-234-0517. Our office welcomes patients from Lake Forest and North Shore suburbs near Chicago.