No two smiles look alike, nor should they. However, some smile features stand out more than others--tooth color, alignment, and amount of gum tissue as examples. At North Creek Dental Care of Naperville, Dr. Jordan Simonovich places dental veneers to correct flaws which detract from smile aesthetics. Learn here about how these translucent porcelain shells enhance appearance and increase self-confidence.
What are porcelain veneers?
Also called dental laminates, porcelain veneers designed by your Naperville dentist are tooth-shaped covers which disguise defects such as:
- Small gaps
- Mild overcrowding
- Stains which cannot be removed with professional whitening
Your Naperville dentist bonds veneers over the prepared tooth surfaces to create a new, refreshed image and to reinforce tooth structure.
Are veneers right for you?
A lot depends on how what changes you'd like. Also, Dr. Simonovich does a complete oral examination to ensure you have no active decay or gum disease. The dentist wants your input on how you want your smile to change. Would you like your teeth to look bigger or smaller? Are stains and cracks your main concern? Do you desire a more well-aligned smile without having to undergo orthodontic treatment?
All things considered, many people make great candidates for dental veneers. X-rays, photos, and oral impressions, along with a detailed care plan, help the dental technician sculpt the veneers in just the right shape, size, and color.
The dental veneer procedure takes two to three visits to North Creek Dental Care of Naperville. An important part of the treatment is gentle enamel reduction. Dr. Simonovich removes about 1/2 mm of enamel from the cheek-side of each tooth. Resurfacing allows the veneers to fit comfortably and to feel natural. After this, the dentist places temporary veneers which you'll wear until the permanent ones are placed.
When the new veneers are placed, Dr. Simonovich uses a special bonding cement which he varies in color. This variation, combined with the translucency of the veneers, achieves a very natural appearance.
Keep your veneers shining
Oral hygiene is easy. Just brush twice a day and floss daily as recommended by the American Dental Association, and see Dr. Simonovich twice a year for cleanings and exams. Although veneers resist stains, avoid excessive amounts of coffee and dark foods such as curry, soy sauce, and berries. Also, stop tobacco usage in all forms.
Finally, while your laminates are very strong, excessive biting forces can crack or dislodge them. So, employ common sense: use scissors and bottle openers, rather than your teeth, to open plastic packaging and your favorite beverages. Don't chew ice, peanut brittle, or hard candy.
Enjoy that perfect smile
Porcelain veneers can give you one. Call North Creek Dental Care of Naperville for your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Simonovich in Naperville, IL: (630) 983-9877.