Modern dentistry offers solutions for both cosmetic and restorative needs that can improve oral health and transform the appearance of the smile. Dental veneers are an excellent option for a variety of concerns that can be cosmetic or restorative in nature.
Often consisting of high-quality porcelain, dental veneers can change the appearance of your smile subtly or dramatically. The best way to determine if dental veneers are the solution for your needs is to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Gayed or Dr. Shaw. What could porcelain veneers do for your smile?
Porcelain Veneers: what to expect
The process for placing porcelain veneers involves 2-3 visits to our dental office in Chicago. The first step is to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and discuss your cosmetic goals. A personal treatment plan will be created, including deciding which teeth will be treated, choosing the perfect shade to meet your needs, and preparing the teeth.
Tooth preparation involves strategically removing surface enamel so the veneers can be placed and remain stable. Temporary veneers are typically placed after the teeth are prepared so you can get used to the feeling and the teeth will be protected.
The ultra-thin porcelain ceramic used to create your new veneers will offer a natural-looking result that reflects light much like a natural tooth and blends with your natural aesthetics. Experienced in making over smiles with cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Gayed and Dr. Shaw work closely with patients to achieve beautiful new smiles using porcelain veneers.
On the next visit, we will place the final veneers. Our dental team will remove your temporary veneers and use a special dental adhesive to secure the veneers to your teeth. After being adjusted for fit and polished, your new smile is ready to be shared.
Porcelain Veneers: FAQs
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most patients can be considered candidates for dental veneers. However, a consultation that includes a thorough exam and discussion of your goals is an important part of ensuring a successful result.
Are porcelain veneers covered by my dental insurance?
Considered an elective dental procedure, porcelain veneers are not typically covered by dental insurance. Our front desk staff will work with you to determine if your dental benefits are applicable.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last for ten years or more, depending on your oral health habits. Routine dental care will support the longevity of your veneers and provide the opportunity for our dental team to monitor your restorations.