Your teeth experience a lot of wear and tear. From biting and chewing to drinking sugary, carbonated beverages, your teeth are made to last a lifetime, but sometimes it’s just too much. If you find yourself hiding your smile because of broken, chipped, or stained teeth, we’re here to tell you that there’s a relatively simple solution. Porcelain Veneers can turn your frown upside down and help you to smile again.

How Veneers Are Placed

The process of adhering porcelain veneers to your teeth is a fairly simple one. First, the dentist will make a mold of your teeth, the mold will then be sent to a lab that will custom-make your porcelain veneers to fit your teeth. The dentist may also need to prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This is done to help ensure that the veneers will fit well.
Once your custom-made veneers are sent back to the dentist’s office, they can be applied during your next visit.

Tips For Caring For Your Veneers

Veneers are meant to be long-lasting, but just like your natural teeth, it’s important to care for them properly. This means you should brush and floss them daily, but make sure not to use toothpaste that is too abrasive. Also, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth, make sure to let your dentist know. This can damage veneers so you may need to get fitted for a mouthguard.

Just like grinding your teeth can put too much pressure on veneers and cause them to break, so can biting on hard objects like ice. Veneers are very durable, just be aware of habits like these that could damage them.

Contact Lake Villa Dental

If you’re interested in getting porcelain veneers to fix minor cosmetic problems with your teeth, contact our office in Lake Villa. We can set up a consultation to ensure that you’re a good candidate for veneers and answer any questions that you may have. Don’t go through life hiding your smile — do something about it! Call Lake Villa Dental today!