What Are Dental Veneers And When Does A Dentist Recommend Them?

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Sep, 2017


Many people have teeth which are damaged; they may have small surface cracks, chips or they may be grossly discolored. Although their teeth may have surface imperfections, they are otherwise healthy; it is in situations like this that the dentist will suggest veneers.
Veneers, often called dental laminates, are porcelain shells that are custom made to fit the front of teeth. Although most are porcelain, they can also be made from tooth colored resin. Regardless of the material, the objective is to cover the front of visible teeth, hence improving your appearance. Veneers in Chicago Loop can be used to cover damage, change tooth color or shape and close up unsightly gaps between teeth.

What is the procedure?

After you have consulted with your dentist and you are aware of the cost and the outcome it is up to you whether you opt for dental veneers in Chicago Loop. If you decide to go ahead, you can expect to see the dentist three times before the veneers are complete. Consulting with your dentist is the first visit, preparing your teeth, making and fitting the veneers are the second and third visits.

  • Preparation: Although veneers are extremely thin, they still have some depth. The first stage of the process is removing a small amount of material from the tooth surface; the amount is equal to the thickness of the veneer. The dentist will make impressions which are sent to a dental lab where the veneers are produced. Depending on how much work the lab has, this can take two or three weeks. Your dentist can place temporary veneers in the meantime.
  • Final bonding: Once the dentist gets the veneers back from the lab he or she will permanently bond them to the teeth that were previously prepared. The color can be changed slightly at this stage by changing the color of the bonding material. Once the veneer is in place, a special light will be used which activates the cement. The results are perfectly fitted veneers that look and feel great.

With no more than normal care, you can comfortably expect your veneers in Chicago Loop to last as long as 15 years at which time they need to be removed and replaced.

If your teeth are healthy but unattractive, the solution may be to have veneers in Chicago Loop fitted to the front of your teeth. You are invited to discuss the benefits of veneers with the dentists at Pure Dental Spa.

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