Porcelain veneers provide an effective way to improve your smile when you have certain kinds of cosmetic flaws. These veneers are made from impressions of your natural teeth that your dentist takes, which helps ensure that they match your teeth as closely as possible. Find out more about why you might want to consider looking into getting porcelain veneers.
Common Uses for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are commonly used to cover dental flaws that can affect the way you feel about your appearance, especially when you smile or talk to other people. Some of the most common reasons to have these veneers include to cover up stains or discolorations if you’re not a good candidate for teeth whitening and to restore teeth that are chipped or cracked. Other uses for these veneers include correcting coloring for darker teeth, covering irregular tooth surfaces and hiding signs of worn teeth due to an underlying disease or teeth grinding.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain isn’t the only kind of veneer material available; Resin composite is another material that some veneers utilize. However, porcelain veneers provide certain benefits that resin composite veneers don’t. These benefits include a lower risk of stains and a reduced risk of wear and tear. Porcelain veneers also don’t require you to have as much tooth enamel removed as resin composite veneers do. Other benefits of these veneers include a lower amount of maintenance needed and a more natural appearance.
What to Expect from Porcelain Veneers
When you decide to get porcelain veneers, your dentist will first make impressions of your teeth. When your veneers are ready, you’ll come back in for another appointment to have them applied to your teeth. Your dentist will prepare your teeth for these veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps ensure that your porcelain veneers fit properly on your teeth.
If you want to know more about porcelain veneers for your teeth, please contact Nicholas Polito, DDS in Libertyville for an appointment. We can help you determine if veneers are right for you.