Porcelain Veneers And You

porcelain laminate veneersEver hear the phrase, “Hollywood smile?” It came about because, once upon a time, a dental professional named Charles Pincus found a way to apply artificial fronts to the teeth of 1920’s era movie stars. The results were stunning, but generally out of reach for most of the American population. Not until the 1980’s did porcelain veneers begin to show up on the smiles of typical Americans.

Since that time, the popularity of porcelain laminate veneers has grown by leaps and bounds. The technology has grown right along with demand, and today’s porcelain veneers look more natural than ever and have become increasingly convenient to obtain.

Porcelain veneers provide a smile makeover without major oral surgery. It provides maximum results with minimal discomfort. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about porcelain veneers and wondering if they’re right for you. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers to help you find out.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

  1. What Sort of Dental Problems Do Porcelain Laminate Veneers Correct?

Veneers are an excellent solution for fixing tooth chips, unseemly cracks, spaces between teeth, misalignments and tooth discoloration.

  1. How Do I Know If I’m A Good Candidate For Veneers?

Good oral hygiene is the foundation for receiving porcelain veneers. So if you presently have any tooth decay, poor enamel or are suffering from gum disease, issues like these must be addressed first. Otherwise, your veneers will be only a temporary fix masking a serious problem.

Once you have a healthy mouth, porcelain laminate veneers are easily maintained with the same daily dental hygiene used for teeth without veneers. However, it’s very essential to stress the importance of continued oral care like brushing and flossing. If you aren’t likely to maintain good dental habits, you aren’t a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Your dental professional will help you in resolving any present oral problems and together decide if porcelain laminate veneers are the best treatment option for you.

  1. What Can I Expect During The Porcelain Veneer Application Process?

Porcelain veneers are specially tailored to each patient’s unique smile. So you should expect to visit your dental professional for a consultation prior to getting the veneers. This way, your dentist can become properly familiar with what you need and with your preferences.

  1. How Long Will My Porcelain Laminate Veneers Last?

The longevity of porcelain veneers depends on a variety of factors including oral hygiene, quality of the material, and personal care. With that being said, veneers can last many years with proper care while maintaining your continued care with your doctor.

Do You Have Questions? Kopp Dental Is Here To Help

Dr. Kopp, his associates and their staff are dedicated to helping you know that your faith in Kopp Dental is well placed. From each dental specialist to every member of our office team, you are working with the most qualified, experienced and caring dental professionals in the greater Chicago area. Located in Elmhurst, Dr. Kopp, Dr.Guzaitis, Dr. Ahn, Dr. Marinis,  and Dr. Elia are skilled and compassionate professionals, serving you with extended weekday hours and some weekend hours. Our team always provides extraordinary care, with strong expertise in a wide array of dental procedures, including cosmetic dental bonding and more.

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