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Porcelain Veneers

Advanced Dental Cosmetics with Veneers

In some instances, teeth whitening alone may not be enough to transform the smile. At So-Well Dental Associates, porcelain veneers and Lumineers® are often recommended for patients with deep staining that cannot be lifted with bleach as well as for individuals with misshapen, damaged teeth. 

For individuals with healthy yet deeply stained teeth, traditional porcelain veneers are often the recommended treatment solution. In order to permanently attach the veneer, part of the dental enamel must be removed to ensure natural-looking, lasting aesthetics. For individuals with small teeth or those who prefer to leave their tooth intact, Lumineers® may be recommended, however, the thinness of these resin alternatives may not provide patients with the comprehensive coverage they’re looking for. 

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.  They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile.  They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement.  They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for porcelain veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.  A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

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  • Chicago
  • 1122 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60610
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