If you have been thinking about cosmetic dentistry but aren’t sure you want to commit to porcelain veneers, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Libertyville Dental Associates. The team from Libertyville Dental Associates has the experience and expertise to recommend the best cosmetic dentistry procedure for your needs.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in the world as they literally change the look of your smile.
These thin sheets of dental porcelain are placed on the fronts of teeth and fix a multitude of problems.
Problems include chipped and cracked teeth, teeth that are too long or too short and teeth that cannot be lighted with professional teeth whitening.
Porcelain veneers are also the perfect solution for people who want to close a gap between their teeth.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
If you and your dentist from Libertyville Dental Associates agree that you are a good fit for porcelain veneers, a thin portion of enamel is removed to make way for a smooth and even fit. Because a portion of the enamel is removed, porcelain veneers are permanent.
Once the enamel is removed a mold or impression is made that is sent off to the lab for manufacture. During this time, you will wear a set of temporary veneers, as your teeth will be unsightly.
When your veneers are ready, which takes about two weeks; they will be checked for fit and color. Once satisfied your new restorations are permanently bonded into place and polished to perfection.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding Process
If you don’t want to have a permanent solution for cracked or chipped teeth talk to Libertyville Dental Associates about cosmetic dental bonding.
Cosmetic dental bonding is a more conservative approach and will take care of the same problems as veneers including chipped and cracked teeth, permanently stained teeth and teeth that are too long or too short.
Depending on your situation, your dentist may also use enamel shaping with cosmetic dental bonding.
The Cosmetic Dental Bonding Process
Cosmetic dental bonding takes a single dental appointment and usually doesn’t require anesthetic unless you are having a tooth colored filling at the same time.
During the bonding process, the tooth or teeth are etched with a liquid to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth.
After conditioning a dental resin is applied to the tooth and molded and shaped to match the rest of your smile.
When your cosmetic dentist is satisfied with the results, the bond is hardened and cured with a laser before buffing to a beautiful shine.
Cosmetic Dentistry with Libertyville Dental Associates
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding or any other type of dental procedure, call, or text and schedule an appointment with Libertyville Dental Associates today.