At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we transform smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. In this post, we are going to highlight a popular cosmetic procedure, porcelain veneers.
Have you ever wished your dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.
Unlike a crown procedure, we do not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration.
Porcelain veneers are used alone or in combination with other procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes described as instant orthodontics.
Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be produced in any size or shape.
Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to us. We’ll consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.
How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.