Porcelain Veneers Create Brilliant Smiles
A straight, white smile can help you feel more attractive and confident. If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of your smile, look no further than porcelain veneers. At Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry, we can use veneers to create your dream smile without invasive and lengthy procedures.
Read below to learn if porcelain veneers may be the right treatment for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are adhered to the front surfaces of your teeth. These shells are designed to look like natural teeth, but are customized to conceal the appearance of cosmetic issues such as:
- Sizing inconsistencies
- Gaps between teeth
- Wear and erosion
At Chapko and Shah Modern Dentistry, our dentists will custom-make each patient’s veneers to match the exact shade and shape they desire, giving them a new, flawless smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Beyond hiding cosmetic imperfections, porcelain veneers provide patients with the following benefits:
- Treatment completed in as little as two appointments
- Customized specifically for you
- Non-invasive procedure
- Can last up to 15 years with proper oral care
- Protects your teeth against sensitivity
- Stain resistant
The Porcelain Veneer Process
Before you can receive porcelain veneer treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our expert dentists, where they’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss sedation dentistry options and your oral health goals with you. The information they gather during your consultation will allow them to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Depending on the condition of your oral health, your dentist may recommend you undergo treatment for any existing oral health issues. Treating existing dental issues will not only boost your oral health, but it could also give your veneers a better foundation to adhere to.
Designing Your Veneers
Once it’s been decided that porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll help you pick your desired shade of porcelain. We’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and your dentist will gently remove a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneers fit perfectly.
Then, we’ll take pictures and impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory, where they’ll be created. Your custom veneers will be ready in about two weeks.
Applying Your Veneers
Once your custom veneers are ready, you’ll come back for your final appointment. Your dentist will ensure the color and shape of your veneers are to your liking. Then, they’ll apply your veneers to the surfaces of your teeth using a special dental adhesive. You’ll be able to leave our Belvidere office that same day with a stunning new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers can last 15 years or more with proper oral care. Fortunately, caring for your veneers is simple. Just brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Also, make sure to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings at Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry at our Belvidere office to help increase the lifespan of your veneers
The cost of your porcelain veneers will depend on a variety of factors such as the number of veneers you’re getting, the complexity of your particular case, and your insurance coverage. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to get a more in-depth explanation of your coverage. We believe all of our patients should have access to the dental care they need, which is why we also offer third party financing through CareCredit and Wells Fargo to help make your treatment more affordable.
Porcelain veneers are beneficial restorations that can help protect your enamel from staining and sensitivity. Additionally, the amount of enamel removed to prepare your teeth for veneers is miniscule, so you don’t have to worry about any extensive damage to your teeth. If you have any questions about porcelain veneers, please don’t hesitate to call our Belvidere office at (815) 544-5144, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
If one or more of your veneers breaks, don’t attempt to reattach it yourself, as this could further damage the veneer or your teeth. Instead, put the pieces in a clear plastic bag and call Chapko & Shah Modern Dentistry at (815) 544-5144 to schedule an appointment. Bring the pieces with you to your appointment and our dentists will either repair the veneer, or offer replacements.