Porcelain veneers make the perfect gift for yourself, and if you have been considering cosmetic veneers, there has never been a better time.
Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi is a licensed and preferred porcelain veneers dentist in Chicago who has the education and the expertise to place veneers that will match, look and feel like your natural teeth.
What are Porcelain Veneers Used For?
Porcelain veneers are perfect for people who can’t whiten their teeth with over the counter or professional teeth whitening products. Porcelain veneers will cover stains and discolored teeth with thin sheets of porcelain that will give you something to smile about.
Cosmetic veneers also work well for people with chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. If you are over the age of 50 and have worn teeth, porcelain veneers may be the answer.
If you follow Dr. Ivan Smiles Blog, you will know that cosmetic veneers are permanent, as a portion of each tooth needs to be removed for a natural fit.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
If Dr. Valcarenghi decides that you are a good fit for veneers, some of the enamel on your teeth will be removed before a mold or impression is made for your new cosmetic veneers. Depending on the severity of your teeth, you may or may not require temporary veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Ivan will etch or roughen the fronts of your teeth so that the bonding material will adhere to the veneer. During placement, the doctor and his team will temporarily set each veneer to check for color and placement. Once Dr. Ivan is satisfied with the results, your new porcelain veneers will be bonded into place.
Porcelain veneers can last 10 years or more as long as you practice good oral hygiene habits and good common sense. Treat your veneers as you would your own teeth. Brush and floss, see your dentist regularly, follow a good diet, and keep pencils and other foreign objects out of your mouth.
If you would like a new smile for Christmas, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi for your new porcelain veneers today.