Porcelain veneers can be the secret to a natural and beautiful smile. When porcelain veneers are fitted to the needs of your smile and crafted with artistry, they will have a comfortable and natural look. Depending on the cosmetic changes you want to make, there is a type of porcelain veneer that will meet that need. At a consultation appointment we can discuss your choices and find the porcelain veneers that are right for you.
No-Prep Porcelain Veneers
No-Prep porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheets of porcelain that can be adhered to the teeth with no removal of enamel. The ability to have an extremely thin yet strong porcelain sheet is a recent innovation, and the no-prep technique takes full advantage of this quality. No prep veneers are best for those needing minimal correction in shape and spacing of their teeth.
Low-Prep Porcelain Veneers
Low Prep Veneers will require removing a very small amount of enamel from the teeth. As with no-prep veneers, this type of cosmetic treatment is best for smiles needs minor corrections. At your consultation visit we will discuss which type of veneers will give you the smile you are looking for.
Custom Porcelain Veneers
Custom porcelain veneers are usually the best choice when cosmetic changes include closing gaps between teeth or slightly changing the shape of the tooth. Porcelain has a translucency and light reflecting ability that allows these veneers to look very similar to natural teeth. For a traditional porcelain veneer, there is a consultation appointment to carefully plan the finished smile. At a second appointment, the teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel, and completing any other shaping. Impressions are made of the teeth, and sent to a laboratory for custom creation of the veneers. At a third appointment, the finished veneers are bonded to the teeth, and you are ready to take your new smile home.
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Aside from providing dependable general and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is a former adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 847-234-0517.