In the American culture, we tend to give smiles freely. There are other countries which consider excessive smiling to seem insincere. Are you someone who smiles as naturally as you breathe? While you may plaster a fake smile on your face for a photo you’re not in the mood to take, if you’re pleased with the way your smile looks, you probably have no issue smiling from the heart on a regular basis. However, if you are ashamed of the way your teeth look, a variety of different cosmetic dental procedures can improve your outlook on the act of grinning. One of the most popular cosmetic dental choices is porcelain dental veneers.
Veneers are fabricated from porcelain or other tooth-colored materials, pounded wafer thin to custom fit to your teeth. Using top-of-the-line dental adhesive, veneers are attached to the surfaces of your most visible teeth. This helps to attain a flawless appearance where there were once embarrassing flaws. Veneers can cover up just about any dental flaw, as long as there’s ample tooth structure for the veneer to adhere to, and the teeth underneath are otherwise healthy. Porcelain is a terrific material for veneers because of the tooth-like translucence it provides. When you rely on an experienced dentist who has a great relationship with a professional ceramist, you can expect your veneers to appear like the natural smile of your dreams.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
A porcelain veneer procedure usually begins with removal of a scant amount of tooth enamel from the front of teeth. In order for veneers to look natural, there needs to be enough room for them to sit on top of teeth without adding bulk. The surface also must be prepared to respond well to the dental bonding adhesive so your veneers remain secure for years to come. Next, impressions are sent to the ceramist who will custom-make your beautiful new veneers. Porcelain veneers can be shaped to your desired look, so if you wish for added structure or a different look to your smile, this is possible. When the finished product has been achieved, you can brush and floss your smile just as always. Then, the next time you have the urge to flash a grin at someone, you’ll feel perfectly comfortable, proud, and sincere.
Visit your Park Ridge Dentists
To learn more about dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact our Park Ridge, IL dentist office at 847.696.1919. Drs. Maria and Thanasi Loukas provide cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental care to patients living in and around Chicago, Park Ridge, and the 60068 zip code.