Dental veneers are cosmetic dental treatments made of composite, resin, or porcelain. Our dental office uses porcelain veneers because of their natural look and durability. Many patients ask if veneers ruin teeth. The short answer is no; veneers will not ruin your teeth. Caring for your dental veneers can prevent problems like cavities and gum disease that can affect the stability of your veneers. In fact, dental veneers can cover damaged teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing look. We provide porcelain veneers in Arlington Heights, IL, to help patients cover inconsistencies in their smiles and create a balanced look.
Tooth Preparation and Dental Veneers
Before you receive your veneers, we will ensure that you are in good oral health. We will also prepare your teeth by etching into your tooth’s outer layer or enamel. While this process is irreversible, patients with tooth damage who want to cover their teeth indefinitely benefit from this preparation. The veneers will fit properly after we prepare the tooth enamel. Preparation also ensures that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. The dental veneer preparation process ensures that veneers blend in with the smile.
If patients have tooth damage but are not ready to commit to veneers, we may recommend dental bonding treatment. While bonding may not last as long as dental veneers, they can also address tooth damage and use tooth-colored materials for a natural-looking end result.
Porcelain Veneers and Tooth Damage in Arlington Heights
Dental veneers can cover teeth to prevent damage to the natural tooth enamel. While veneers are cosmetic dental treatments, they can cover already damaged teeth, including broken teeth, chipped teeth, and misshapen teeth.
It is possible to experience damage to your veneers or the teeth under your veneers, but only if patients do not care for their veneers. Patients who do not properly care for their veneers can experience tooth decay and gum disease that can loosen the veneers or cause them to fall off. Cavities can also affect the teeth behind the veneers. Patients who do not brush or floss properly can develop infections that affect the surrounding gum tissue, teeth, and the teeth covered by porcelain veneers.
We recommend that patients visit our office for routine exams and cleanings so we can examine their veneers. If patients notice any changes in the fit or comfort of their veneers or if they have damaged them, we can provide them with new cosmetic treatments.
Call our dental office for veneer treatment today at (847) 230-9703. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Brent Engelberg. Please let us know if you have any questions about your cosmetic options or are unsure which treatment is right for you. We’re here to help.