Porcelain Veneers Trivia from Lake Forest Dentist

If anyone knows porcelain veneers, that person is Dr. James Fondriest. Skilled in the art of dentistry, Dr. Fondriest has transformed hundreds of smiles with this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Test your dental knowledge with this porcelain veneers trivia from your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest.

Q1. True or false: The first porcelain veneers were not permanent.


Q2. Which of the following cannot be corrected with porcelain veneers?

A. Smile gaps

B. Permanent tooth stains

C. Chipped teeth

D. None of the above


Q3. True or False: Dental bonding is used to place porcelain veneers.


Q4. Which of the following is a reason for why porcelain veneers look so natural?

A. Semi-translucency

B. Color matching

C. Precision ceramics

D. All of the above

A1. True: In the 1920’s Charles Pinkus invented porcelain veneers that would stick temporarily to the front of teeth. These dental veneers were mostly intended for movie stars who needed to transform their appearance for a role. After the shooting of the movie, they could remove their cosmetic restorations. Today, porcelain veneers are an irreversible dental procedure that can last for decades to come.

A2. D: None of the above are out of reach for porcelain veneers. All of these dental problems can be covered with these cosmetic restorations. Veneers are famous for their ability to correct all of these smile issues and more in as little as two office procedures.

A3. True: Porcelain veneers are placed onto the front of each tooth using dental bonding. Made from composite resin, cosmetic bonding can also perform many of the same smile enhancements as porcelain veneers.

A4. D: All of the above are reasons why porcelain veneers appear so natural. Our Lake Forest dentist uses high-end porcelain veneer material which mimics the natural translucency and color of a tooth. In addition, Dr. Fondriest works in close collaboration with one of the best dental ceramists in the world for precise and predictable restoration results.

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative services to bring back your smile. To schedule a consultation, call our  Lake Forest dental office at (847) 234-0517. We serve the Chicago, Illinois area, including the North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Highland Park, Northbrook, Northfield, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Grayslake, and Barrington.

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