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As the years go by, your tooth enamel in your smile can lose its luster to dental stains. Physical imperfections like chips and old fillings can also leave you with an unsightly smile. One of the most effective methods for improving your smile’s appearance is to get dental veneers. These custom-shaped porcelain shells will improve cosmetic imperfections as well as resist future stains. This is due to the dental-grade porcelain from which veneers are made.

Your dentist will start the treatment by examining each tooth in your smile and taking X-rays. This will help assess the health and integrity of each tooth and make sure there is enough tooth enamel to anchor a veneer. A porcelain dental crown might be needed if one or two teeth lack the sufficient enamel to secure a dental veneer. This will completely replace the entire tooth enamel layer with the same dental-grade porcelain used for the veneers.

Next, your dentist will the remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. At the end of the appointment, your dentist and the team will create a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile which will be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be prepared. At a second appointment, your dentist will cement the corresponding dental veneer into place.

Do you live in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois area? Are you interested in exploring the possibility of receiving dental veneers? Give the Toothery a call at 847-893-9099 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Bertoglio.