Do you have teeth that make you apprehensive to flash your smile? For many people, a number of common cosmetic imperfections lead to embarrassment. Fortunately, with dental veneers, your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist can offer instant smile rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
Question: Do porcelain veneers require more than one visit?
Answer: Yes. Typically, dental veneers will require two visits. The first visit involves the preparation of the teeth receiving veneers. Your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist will then take an impression of your teeth. Using the impression, an expert ceramist will fabricate your new veneers. When you return for the second visit, Dr. Maria or Thanasi Loukas will check the fit and apply your veneers using a powerful bonding agent.
Question: Will my porcelain veneers blend with my smile?
Answer: Yes. Drs. Maria and Thanasi Loukas use porcelain to create veneers. Porcelain looks natural, reflecting light in a similar manner as natural tooth enamel. Porcelain also provides a strong restoration that is stain resistant. As a result, you receive restorations that match your surrounding teeth.
Question: What smile imperfection can porcelain veneers improve?
Answer: Porcelain veneers allow Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas to address multiple cosmetic smile issues. With porcelain veneers, they can correct the appearance of minor misalignment, cover permanent teeth stains, repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps between teeth, and reshape malformed teeth.
Question: How long will my porcelain veneers last?
Answer: With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last for several years. Each day, you should brush your teeth twice and floss at least once. This helps cleanse the mouth of the oral bacteria that can cause tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease. In addition, you should always attend a checkup and dental cleaning twice a year.
Learn More About Dental Veneers
Interested in improving the beauty of your smile with dental veneers? Then schedule a consultation with your Park Ridge cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas are highly-skilled restorative and cosmetic dentists serving the Park Ridge and surrounding Chicago communities. To schedule an appointment, call Loukas General Dentistry today at (847) 696-1919.