May 25, 2016

Porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular choice for anyone who wants to improve his or her smile through cosmetic dentistry. Veneers can restore the look of healthy teeth, as the cosmetic dentist places the veneer on top of your existing teeth. Veneers can be used for just one tooth or many, depending on your needs and desires.


Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers help your smile in many ways. They can resolve the look of crooked teeth, discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, overly large teeth or teeth that are too small, worn teeth and gaps between teeth. Veneers can allow for the following benefits:

  • Permanently whiten teeth that have been severely stained
  • Closing gaps in between teeth
  • Rebuilding worn teeth that lack structure
  • Adding length to front teeth that are too short or too small
  • Straightening teeth that are crooked or misaligned


How Porcelain Veneers Are Placed

When you decide to get porcelain veneers, your dentist will use a smile analysis to determine what look you desire. He might also create a mock-up that lets you “try on” the veneers before they’re placed. Cosmetic imaging is also sometimes used, which provides you a picture of what your finished smile will look like. The dentist places several thin ceramic layers over your tooth after scraping off a millimeter of your tooth enamel. Then the dentist applies an adhesive layer. Between the adhesive layer and the ceramic layers, the dentist will place light-sensitive resin that bonds the original tooth to the veneer with a special curing light.

Veneers can be cared for just the same as regular teeth. Brush and floss them, and use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. A week after you get your veneers, you’ll go back to the dentist to ensure the veneers are functioning properly. Regular cleanings are also recommended.


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For porcelain veneers in Naperville, IL, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zymantas. We provide personalized care and are looking forward to your visit!



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