Porcelain Veneers

Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Willowbrook, IL

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers services offered in Willowbrook, IL

Few things can transform a smile more effectively than a great set of porcelain veneers. Aušrinė Schneider, DDS, of Distinctive Dental in Willowbrook, Illinois, has extensive experience using dental veneers to bring out the very best in any smile. Book a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today to explore how porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

What aesthetic issues can porcelain veneers improve?

One of the reasons why porcelain veneers are such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is the ability to address multiple aesthetic issues at once. Because veneers cover all of the visible surfaces of your teeth, they change the appearance of your smile. 

Some of the cosmetic concerns that porcelain veneers can improve include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor misalignment
  • Discoloration that whitening cannot resolve
  • Abnormally small teeth
  • Mishappen teeth

Your effects could be subtle, in the event you only need to address a minor, aesthetic issue or significant, transforming your smile completely. 

What is the process for getting porcelain veneers?

It takes a few visits to complete the dental veneer process. During your initial visit, digital scanning gathers information about the precise size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. This information helps create your personalized treatment plan. 

Dr. Schneider also checks to see if you need any dental restoration work before moving forward with veneers. If you have cavities, gum disease, or other dental health issues, those need to be resolved before placing a new set of dental veneers. 

Next, Dr. Schneider removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to prepare your teeth for the veneers. A set of impressions gives the dental lab the specifications they need to craft your custom veneers. Dr. Schneider places a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth until the new ones arrive. 

You’ll then return to the office to check the new veneers for fit and appearance. If everything looks good, Dr. Schneider secures the veneers in place using dental cement. You’ll leave with your renewed smile, ready to share with the world. 

How can I make my porcelain veneers last as long as possible?

A new set of veneers can last anywhere from 10-20 years. Your daily habits will play a significant role in the lifespan of your veneers. 

Take care to avoid biting down on ice, hard foods, or any non-food items. If you grind your teeth during sleep, consider investing in a night guard to protect your teeth. 

Maintain an excellent dental hygiene routine to avoid decay or gum disease. Be sure to schedule routine dental exams with Dr. Schneider every six months. 

If you have additional questions about porcelain veneers, reach out to Distinctive Dental online or over the phone to book a consultation.