For patients who need a convenient but effective method for improving their smiles, teeth veneers are often the most successful treatment option. Not only do they address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, but they do so with minimal changes to your natural teeth. Today, we look at a few important facts about veneer teeth that make them one of the most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments.
How teeth veneers work
The point of ceramic veneers is to completely revamp the appearance of one or more teeth. Each custom crafted veneer shell is permanently bonded to the front surface of a tooth, correcting any blemish that affects the tooth’s appearance.
To ensure a comfortable and lifelike finish, your dentist will prepare your tooth by sculpting a small amount of the tooth surface to accommodate the ultra-thin veneer. The sculpting is really for straightening. In many cases, no drilling is needed. This type of veneer is called a prepless veneer.
How they’re crafted
The thin tooth colored porcelain “wafers” are hand crafted by skilled ceramists. Each wafer is designed according to precise measurements of your tooth. Using imaging equipment to capture the most accurate tooth measurements, your dentist will ensure that each veneer exactly matches the size, shape, and contour of your healthy tooth.
How long they last
Teeth veneers are continually growing in quality and durability. The average lifespan is around 10 years, but our patients are enjoying a service length of 20 years and longer. You can gain the most mileage out of your smile by working with a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Fondriest. He will work to ensure that your veneers are a perfect fit. Dr. Fondriest works with the highest quality porcelain available, and he will take extra care while placing them to ensure that they do not prematurely loosen. Maintaining good oral hygiene and scheduling regular visits are great ways to ensure that your new tooth covers do not fail.
How teeth veneers are replaced
Teeth veneers can be removed without harm to the tooth. At some point, the shells can become discolored, brittle, or loose. Fortunately, replacing veneers is a simple process. Dr. Fondriest will simply remove your wafer thin shells, clean the surface of your teeth, and make an impression of your smile. This mold will be sent to a lab artist who will create custom works of art for a renewed smile.
How to adjust to new dental work
Having dentistry of any kind will change the shapes of your teeth. It is amazing how we notice even the slightest changes in our mouth. Your tongue will focus on even the smallest chip on a front tooth. When the bite is changed, or if any significant length is added to your teeth, it will require some adjustment. If you grind your teeth, you may have some cold sensitivity with your new teeth.
These minor side effects are completely normal and will naturally lessen as your mouth adjusts to your new dentistry. It is also possible to make adjustments to your new porcelain. If your bite still feels off several weeks after your cosmetic treatment, please let your dentist know. He may be able to make minor adjustments to your new teeth.
How teeth veneers can transform your life
When Americans are polled about what they first notice about someone they meet, not surprisingly, it’s their smile. Around 90 percent of Americans say people with good teeth are more attractive. Healthy teeth imply good health and self confidence.
If you are in a position of leadership or desire promotion, public speaking is an important part of any leadership position. Having an attractive smile will give you the confidence to present your ideas with confidence. It will also give you one more positive attribute in the eyes of those you are speaking to.
How they fix your smile
How teeth veneers improve your smile depends on the exact nature and severity of your smile’s problems. For instance, if you have severe stains (the kind that can’t be erased with whitening) then veneer teeth can brighten your smile and restore its youthful glow.
If you have cracked, worn, or damaged teeth, then veneers can restore their whole, healthy appearance. They will also restore your bite’s proper balance. They can even cover misaligned teeth. This is one reason why teeth veneers is often referred to as “instant orthodontics”. During your consultation with Dr. Fondriest, your cosmetic goals will be discussed. Dr. Fondriest will use that information to decide on what size, shape, and color your new veneers should be.
Learn More About the Value of Teeth Veneers
The most important thing to know about porcelain veneers is that they can provide a nearly instant makeover for your smile. Even if you have several different smile issues to correct. Visit us to learn more about cosmetic dental changes, or just to confirm dental treatment advice given by your dentist. Schedule a consultation by calling us at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.
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