When teeth sustain damage from clenching and grinding, an accident, gum recession, or decay, patients often have the desire to improve the appearance of their teeth. Lengthy cosmetic dentistry procedures may feel daunting, however.
Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions with Porcelain Veneers
One of the many benefits of modern dentistry is the ability to correct various cosmetic flaws with one treatment – porcelain veneers.
Some of the cosmetic concerns veneers can address include:
- Worn, shortened teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
- Off-center midline
- Gummy smiles
- Gaps between teeth
Porcelain veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth in size, shape, and color. Their translucent appearance provides natural-looking results. Our dentists take great care in the design of our restorations, including considerations such as gender, hair color, natural tooth color, and the patient’s desired result.
What to Expect during Cosmetic Veneer Treatment
To determine if porcelain veneers will solve particular cosmetic concerns, we will perform a comprehensive exam.
As with all dentistry, healthy gums and decay-free teeth are essential. By addressing any underlying dental conditions first, we give our patients the best opportunity for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, and Dr. Anthony Pallotto exercise precision when designing veneers to ensure proper function of the jaw and bite so that the end result is both comfortable and beautiful.
After determining the size, shade, and shape of your new smile, we will prepare your teeth for your veneers by polishing the surface of each tooth. This makes room for the veneer, in addition to creating a good seal with your restoration.
The number of veneers required depends on your desired results and the shape of your smile. A patient with a wide smile may require more veneers for a natural and seamless look.
Considerations When Choosing Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a lifelong commitment. Proper oral hygiene, wearing a nightguard in cases of bruxism (clenching and grinding), and taking care not to bite into anything excessively hard or sticky will prolong their beauty and function.
If natural teeth have stains, teeth whitening prior to choosing the final shade for veneers will provide a better overall result because restorations do not whiten like natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are strong, but not indestructible. Caring for dental restorations exactly as directed will reduce the likelihood of damage. If a veneer does become damaged, contact our Lansing, IL dental office right away so we can restore the beauty and comfort of your smile.
Call Pallotto Dental Care for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
We offer cosmetic dentistry options for patients wishing to make small improvements as well as patients seeking full mouth reconstruction, a full smile makeover, and everything in between.
Contact one of our skilled and knowledgeable dentists today and discover the possibilities!