You know that when you come see our Lake Forest, IL team for esthetic improvement to your smile (and you need more than whitening), you will likely be the recipient of porcelain cosmetic work. This means that whatever treatment you receive, from veneers to crowns, the finished result with look amazing, beautiful, natural, and will likely check off every box on your list of preferences. However, there’s just one little potential snag, you may think to yourself: Is porcelain going to be something you can keep up? Or, while it looks lovely, is it going to prove to be high maintenance? In short: It’s going to be easy! As for the details…
Won’t It Crack Easily?
Nope. We understand that your concept of porcelain may come from delicate plates, figurines, and more, which causes you to instantly think that porcelain cosmetic work must be extraordinarily fragile. Remember that in the dental world, we are working with materials that are engineered to offers exceptionally resilient results because the enormous force of your jaws (and your daily use of your smile) demands it! The way veneers and crowns are crafted is also in such a way that they can perform all day, every day, without a problem.
Isn’t It Going To Get Scraped Up?
The only way your porcelain cosmetic work is going to become scraped up is if you do something to scrape it. Now, think of something like your veneers or crowns as your natural teeth. What does it take to scrape them? You’d have to eat a lot of very hard, crunchy foods every day, use an abrasive dental product, use a hard-bristle toothbrush instead of a soft-bristle, etc. to abrade them. So, in short: No, you won’t scrape them as long as you’re mindful about your daily choices (just like always).
Will It Last Very Long?
Indeed, it will! When you’re giving your smile the care we suggest for all patients, you can expect your porcelain cosmetic work to last for many years (often a decade or even longer). Do your brushing-and-flossing thing every day, don’t forget about checkups and professional cleanings, and you’ll be in good shape.
Feel Confident About Porcelain When You Visit Us
When you’re considering porcelain cosmetic work for your smile, we encourage you to ask us your questions if you have any doubts, so we may offer important information! Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.