How can porcelain veneers help your smile?

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Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that are produced in a dental laboratory; they are made to fit exactly on the front of a patients tooth or teeth. The porcelain veneers in Lemont are not placed on the back of the teeth, they are only to improve the looks of the patient when smiling and the teeth are visible. Porcelain veneers are popular with people who have small chips or hairline cracks in their teeth or the teeth are discolored. When completed, the teeth look dramatically better.

Porcelain is a very strong material, when it is backed up by a tooth, which is a strong supporting structure; it becomes even more stable and durable. It is hard for anyone to tell that a person who had problem teeth has veneers, they look extremely natural and as they are resistant to stains, there is no further fear that wine, tea, coffee stains, etc will return and as they are very thin they do not have any detrimental effect on a person’s speech patterns or eating.

There are many reasons for wanting porcelain veneers in Lemont. Many older patients find that the surface of their teeth has worn down over the years, other patients may have chips, cracks on the surface of the tooth or the tooth is misaligned. All of these conditions can be solved with veneers.

Tooth enamel can slowly deteriorate; this is especially true for people who drink a lot of soft drinks; tea and coffee as these beverages are mildly acidic. Smokers also find that their teeth stain to the point where they can no longer be cleaned of the tar. These are all valid reasons for wanting teeth veneers.

Once the decision has been made the patient can count on a minimum of two office visits. During the first appointment the dentist works with the patient to determine the best size and shape veneer that will compliment to mouth shape and smile attributes. The tooth surface is ground slightly to accommodate the thin porcelain shell and impressions of the teeth are then taken. The veneers are produced against the impression in a dental lab.

On the next visit the veneers are fixed to the front of the teeth, bonded with a very strong adhesive that will give many years of service.

Porcelain veneers in Lemont last for many years and are great value when you consider regaining your smile. To discuss veneers in general you are invited to visit Elite Dental Care.

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