If you have ever considered improving the appearance of your smile using cosmetic dentistry, then you may have already heard about dental veneers. This type of treatment is efficient, comfortable, and transformative.
Today, our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists are here to answer some questions about veneers. We hope that you find this information helpful as you continue your journey toward your dream smile!
What are veneers made of?
Dental veneers are crafted from porcelain. This is an ideal material because porcelain is strong and stable, so, although dental veneers are only as thin as a contact lens, they are still durable and capable of standing up to daily wear and tear. Additionally, porcelain mimics the appearance of natural enamel, and thus helps to create a seamless, natural aesthetic result.
How does veneer treatment work?
The first step in the treatment process is a dental assessment; at this point our dental team will check your smile for signs of damage. If you do have ongoing infections or damage, we may need to correct these issues before moving forward.
Then, we’ll prep your tooth, and reduce some of your natural dental structure in order to make room your veneer. We’ll then take an impression of your prepped tooth—it is from this impression that your restoration is made.
Once your dental veneer is complete, you’ll come back into the office so that we can fit and place it. We’ll bond the veneer to the relevant tooth, and cure the bonding so that it forms a strong and stable connection with your tooth. At this point, you’re all done! You’ll enjoy a tooth that looks attractive and that functions optimally.
If any of this information seems confusing or intimidating, please feel free to reach out to our Lincoln Park cosmetic dentists for additional information and guidance. We really are here to help!