Smile Makeover Dentist in Lombard IL
If you long for a dazzling white smile and teeth, porcelain veneers can give you the look you want. We offer veneers in our Lombard, IL office as part of your personalized smile makeover or as a stand-alone option, always taking the time to ensure a natural, more beautiful appearance.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are available in porcelain and resin. They are thin shells that bone directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. At Forcioli Family Dentistry, we work with porcelain veneers because they are the most durable, last longer, and are more resistant to stains. Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more with proper care. They are far more stain resistant than resin veneers, which tend to absorb stains from coffee, wine, smoking, and pigment-rich foods.
Placing porcelain veneers requires both technical skill and an eye for aesthetics to ensure a natural appearance and comfort. We place veneers routinely and custom design each set, working closely with our patients to match and enhance their smiles.
Porcelain veneers can not only whiten your teeth, but they can also improve the contours of your teeth, masking chips and imperfections. The contours of your veneers can close gaps in your teeth and camouflage uneven teeth, unlike teeth whitening treatments.
Do Veneers Look Like Normal Teeth?
Porcelain veneers look like your natural teeth, only better! They are virtually undetectable when bonded to your teeth because they are so thin and lightweight. There are no other tooth restoration options that look and feel as natural as porcelain veneers. Dr. Forcioli crafts each veneer with your facial structure, smile, and aesthetic goals in mind to ensure a natural look and feel you will love.
How are Porcelain Veneers Done?
During an initial consultation, Dr. Forcioli examines your teeth, takes digital images, and discusses your goals. If you choose veneers for your smile makeover, an appointment to prepare your teeth is scheduled, and work begins on crafting your customized veneers.
Dr. Forcioli prepares your teeth for the veneers at the next appointment. This includes a thorough cleaning and slightly roughing up the surface of the teeth, followed by creating molds of the teeth to ensure a precise fit. You leave our office with temporary veneers, and your permanent veneers will be ready soon after. Once your permanent veneers are ready, your teeth are etched with a mild acid solution to improve adherence of the veneers. Dental cement is used to attach them to the surface of your teeth, ensuring a bond that stands up to normal wear.
How Long do Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are the most durable option to enhance your smile without invasive procedures. They are extremely strong, lasting ten years or more for patients who brush, floss, and see their dentist regularly. With proper care, veneers can last a decade or more. Not using your teeth to pry open packages and avoiding grinding your teeth ensures their long life. If a veneer is damaged, we can often restore the individual porcelain veneer without impacting the other veneers.
Porcelain veneers are often the best option for improving the appearance of your teeth if they are discolored, stained, or have minor imperfections. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, you can schedule a consultation on our website or call our office at 6Lombard Office Phone Number 630-627-1495. We look forward to elevating the beauty and whiteness of your smile!