Are you unsatisfied with your smile? You can renew it with porcelain veneers from your dentist, Dr. Samia Hempel of Park View Smiles in Chicago Loop, IL.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin custom-made shells that are fabricated from the finest porcelain material. These shells mimic natural teeth enamel because of their color and light-reflective properties. The veneers will be attached to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile by altering the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth.
What dental issues do porcelain veneers fix?
Porcelain veneers can fix many teeth conditions. The followings are some examples of these conditions:
- Discolored teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Uneven smile
- Teeth spacing
Porcelain veneers procedure
To get your porcelain veneers you will need more than one appointment. The first visit is for consultation, the next is for preparation, and finally, your veneers are placed, and you can enjoy your new smile.
Your dentist will discuss the desired outcomes with you. They will also examine your teeth and oral health to check if the porcelain veneers suit you. After that, they will perform x-rays and take an impression of your teeth and mouth. The impression will be sent to the dental laboratory to produce custom-made porcelain veneers that fit your tooth. The process of veneers production may take a week.
In the preparation visit, your dentist will remove a small amount of the enamel from the front surface of your teeth. This is done to compensate for the thickness of the veneers. When your veneers are ready, your dentist will clean your teeth and cement them in place.
Caring for your veneers
Although porcelain veneers are strong, they can chip under pressure. Biting your fingernails or chewing on hard objects must be avoided. Also, you should maintain your oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
To know more about porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Hempel of Park View Smiles in Chicago Loop, IL. Call us at (312) 726-5830 and book your appointment now.