Enhance your smile by recreating into natural looking teeth with a dental veneer. To correct the color, shape, and size of the teeth and to offer a bright smile veneers are bonded on the front of your teeth. Veneers are thin custom-designed shells made by a professional dental laboratory to resemble the characteristics of natural teeth and ensure a precise fit.
Discuss with our cosmetic dentist to share your objective to brighten teeth including shape, size, and color of your teeth. During this appointment, your teeth will be examined by taking X-ray and the impression of teeth and mouth. Usually, an extremely thin layer of enamel (tooth surface) is buffed nearly a half millimeter so as to allow the veneer to adhere to the surface of teeth. The impression is taken and sent to the laboratory to construct the veneer. The mold or impression will be received in a couple of week from the laboratory. Till the permanent veneer is received, our dentist will place a provisional cap over the teeth for protection.
Once the dentist receives the permanent veneer from the lab, the provisional caps are removed and the permanent veneer is placed temporarily to examine its fit and color and it is trimmed to get an actual fit. The tooth to receive is being cleaned, polished and etched. The surface of the tooth gets roughens which allows the strong bonding process. On placing the veneer on tooth special cement is applied on the tooth. Once it is properly placed than special light beam is applied on it, with the application of light chemicals in the cement get activated, hardening it quickly. Finally, excess cement is being removed for a proper bite and fine adjustment. Visit our dentistry at Hoffman Estates after a couple of weeks to take a gentle check up to know how the gums are responding for your veneer.
Keep the routine of brushing and flossing after teeth get restored with veneers which remove the plaque around the teeth. Avoid the hard food items as veneers are not able to withstand the forces. If you are used to clenching and grinding teeth at night, then you will be recommended to get a custom made night guard protect the veneers. Visit the dentist to be updated about your oral health.