For patients who need a convenient but effective method for improving their smile, teeth veneers are an ideal option. They address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, but they do so with minimal changes to your natural teeth. Today, we veneer teeth and what makes 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. Dental veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that a cosmetic dentist will attach to your teeth. Each custom crafted veneer shell is permanently bonded to the front surface of a tooth. The goal is to correct any blemish affecting the tooth’s appearance.
To ensure a comfortable and lifelike finish, your dentist will prepare your tooth. Usually a small amount of the tooth surface is removed to accommodate the ultra-thin veneer. How much the dentist will remove from the tooth is determined by the treatment goals. The sculpting is really for straightening.
In many cases, as with composite veneers, no drilling is needed. This type of veneer is called a prepless veneer. Veneer costs depend on talent levels of the dentist and ceramist team, time invested, and complexity of the case.
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. Imaging equipmentis used to capture accurate tooth measurements. Your dentist will ensure that each veneer exactly matches the contours of your healthy teeth below. These seamless dental restorations are made to closely match your existing teeth.
How long they last
Teeth veneers are evolving 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 works with the highest quality porcelain available. He is a test center for new porcelains coming to market.
Dr. Fondriest will work to ensure that your veneers are a perfect fit. He will take extra care while placing them to ensure that they do not prematurely loosen. Maintain good oral health with good hygiene habits like brushing and flossing will prevent gum disease and decay. Also 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 existing 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 that can’t be erased with whitening. 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 fix misaligned teeth and will also restore your bite’s proper balance. 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.