Are you interested in a whiter, more uniform smile? Have you tried whitening procedures, but still looking for greater improvement? If this describes you, then our team at Rockton Dental may be able to help through the use of veneers. They are a great cosmetic dentistry or restoration option that is non-invasive and can provide you with long-lasting results.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a restoration option that is placed on the visible side of your teeth only and does not completely encapsulate your teeth. They are either made from porcelain or a composite material, depending on which is best for your case. Veneers can treat many different conditions that do not warrant more time consuming and involved restorations such as braces or dental implants.
Veneers will be placed on the front side of all of your teeth and will be a uniform, bright white shade. They provide better results than bleaching. Dental veneers are also used to correct gaps and uneven spacing issues on your upper teeth. They can also provide your chipped or worn teeth with a new, refined look.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
According to WebMD, porcelain veneers will last for approximately ten years. If you care for them properly and receive regular dental exams and dental cleanings, they can last even longer. The longevity and low maintenance of veneers is one reason that they are such a popular restoration option. For comparison, bleaching treatments will only last for approximately one year and will not correct appearance issues other than the shade of your teeth.
What Are the Benefits?
Porcelain veneers offer many immediate and long-lasting benefits. They are more stain-resistant than your natural tooth enamel, making it easier to keep your new smile bright. Veneers are extremely strong, allowing you to enjoy foods you love without concerns of damaging them. In addition, very little enamel needs to be removed to install veneers when compared to caps or crowns.
What Is the Procedure?
During your initial appointment, our professional will remove a small amount of enamel from the sides and front of each tooth. They will then make a mold of your teeth, which is used to create your veneers. They may place temporary veneers while you wait for the permanent veneers to be complete, which will take several days to a few weeks at most.
When your final veneers are finished, you will return to the office for installation. Our professional will place the veneers over each tooth to make sure that they are the proper size and shape. They will make any adjustments needed, such as filing down edges that are too large. Our team will then thoroughly clean your teeth and bond your veneers to your teeth.
Veneers are a great cosmetic treatment option for many patients and do not involve lengthy recoveries or long waits in between appointments. If you would like to learn more about the many great benefits of dental veneers and find out if they are the right cosmetic restoration option for you, then it is time to come see our team at Rockton Dental. You can schedule your appointment by calling our office at (815) 624-3269 today, or you can come by our office and meet our team.