Veneers are a great way to change the cosmetic look of a tooth without altering the structure or integrity of a stable tooth.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a wafer-thin covering that is cemented or bonded onto an existing tooth. They are made of porcelain or composite resin, and are usually used to slightly alter the shape, color or size of a tooth.
Porcelain veneers are made by a dental lab, and will involve a longer process than composite veneers. After the tooth prepped, an impression is taken and sent to the lab. You will have temporary, or provisional veneers placed in the meantime. At the insertion appointment, they are cemented onto the tooth using either a permanent cement or a dental bonding resin.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite veneers are like porcelain veneers, but differ in that they are done in-office and require less tooth material to be removed. They are not as strong as porcelain, but can repaired more easily and are usually completed in one visit.
Caring for Your Veneers
You will need to avoid eating hard food on these teeth, like ice, as the porcelain and composite can easily chip or break off.
How do I know if I need veneers?
A veneer may be a good option for you if you want to slightly change the look of your smile. Veneers aren’t for everyone, so a consultation with our cosmetic team at A Center for Dental Implants is recommended to discuss your treatment options.
A Center for Dental Implants is nearby in Oak Brook, IL and ready to find a time that works for you to come in for an appointment. Call us at (630) 571-2500.
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