Porcelain teeth veneers attach to the front of a tooth to cover a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. The dental lab technicians at Smiles of Naperville create them to match the color and shape of your existing teeth as closely as possible. Porcelain veneers are thin, lightweight and comfortable in your mouth. Other people won’t be able to tell that you have had restorative dental work unless you choose to share that with them. A porcelain veneer could be right for you if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- You are interested in a quicker solution for misshapen or crooked teeth
- One of more of your teeth are severely stained and you want the coloring to appear even
- You want a brighter smile that also appears uniform
Many patients prefer porcelain veneers as an alternative to dental crowns. If you are considering one or the other, Dr. Prasad Gonavarum will advise you accordingly at your initial consultation.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
As with dental crowns, two appointments are necessary to ensure the proper fit and placement of your new porcelain veneers. At the first appointment, Dr. Prasad lightly buffs and shapes the surface area of the teeth to ensure the proper thickness to place the porcelain veneer. You may request anesthesia for this procedure if you prefer. He also takes an impression of your mouth and selects a shade for your new veneer based on the color of your other teeth.
When you return for your second visit, Dr. Prasad first etches and cleans the teeth. Next, he places bonding cement on the teeth receiving veneers and uses a special LED light to create a strong adhesive. Lastly, he places your customized porcelain veneers onto your teeth and makes sure they are firmly in place. Before you leave the office of Smiles of Naperville the staff provides you with detailed care instructions to ensure that your procedure lasts as long as possible.
To know more about veneers, Call Smiles of Naperville today or convenient online scheduling.