Porcelain Veneers in Chicago
Dental veneers can both improve your smile and protect it from damage with minimal impact on natural tooth structure. Learn more by clicking the link below:
It is a proven fact that your self-confidence is directly influenced by your overall happiness and your feelings of wellbeing. Feeling good about yourself and your appearance can enhance your professional and personal relationships. On the other hand, feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about what you think is a flaw in your appearance can have a negative effect upon how you present yourself to the world. To be specific, feeling that you have an unattractive smile can be especially detrimental to you. How can you hide your teeth when you are interacting with other people?
Cosmetic dentist Jack Manikowski can help restore your confidence and improve your smile’s appearance with porcelain veneers. Used for the past 30 years, this dental technique can correct noticeable flaws such as chips, cracks, stains/discolorations and unevenness between teeth. Porcelain veneers may simply revitalize teeth that look old or worn-down.
Veneer techniques and materials are continually changing, but relatively few dentists have truly mastered the treatment. Dr. Jack happens to be a part of an elite group of dentists who have mastered veneer techniques. His work is superb due to his active involvement with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, their related professional endeavors and his passion for dental aesthetics.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Each individual has a unique look and unique qualities that should be taken into consideration during the veneer planning and placement process. To achieve the most natural and beautiful results, Dr. Jack will first analyze your smile and decide how it can be perfected. He will consider your facial symmetry and even your personality to decide how best to create your new smile with veneers.
Fortunately, it is often possible to do chairside temporary bonding to see how permanent veneer restorations will enhance your smile. This is a great way to decide if veneers would be right for you, because there is no guesswork, and because you can preview the results before you commit.
Before having the veneers permanently bonded to your teeth, your teeth are shaped and prepared. Dr. Jack will place temporary veneers while the permanent set is being crafted by one of his skilled ceramists. Wearing the temporary veneers is a great way to “test-drive” your new smile and garner feedback for Dr. Jack. There might be a subtle nuance or detail that you’d like him to take into account before placing your permanent veneers. Once your customized veneers are ready, the temporary set will be removed and the permanent set will be bonded into place.
A Brighter, More Beautiful Smile
Once your veneers have been placed, your brighter, more beautiful smile will gratify you. If you were self-conscious about your teeth or smile before treatment, you will now enjoy renewed confidence and increased self-esteem. Imagine how your life will change once you feel better about your smile. Your business and personal relationships may improve. You will feel more confident walking into a crowd. You will no longer feel like you have to hide any part of your appearance. Remarkably, the smallest changes on your outside can have a significant impact on your inside. Another bit of good news: you can enjoy your results for many years to come. With the proper care, veneers should last for 10 to 15 years.
Book a Consultation with Our Chicago Cosmetic Dentist
Our team would be happy to tell you more about how porcelain veneers can enhance your appearance. Please contact Dr. Jack by calling 312-337-1665 or by sending us an email.
Distinct Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
As mentioned earlier, there are some distinct benefits to opting for porcelain veneers in Chicago. Here’s a detailed look at what these are:
1. Look Natural
Porcelain veneers are made based on impressions of your teeth that your Chicago dentist takes during your visit to the dental office. This means the color and contouring of the porcelain shells will match your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers look natural and feel natural too. The shells act like a protective coating and hide cracked or stained teeth, allowing you to talk and eat normally.
Once the porcelain veneers are delivered from the lab, your dentist might make minor adjustments by matching the color of your natural tooth enamel or cutting the excess material. This means, your dental veneers will be customized to fit in a perfectly natural way over your teeth.
2. Fix Cosmetic Dental Issues
Porcelain veneers are effective in fixing a wide variety of dental issues, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen, chipped, or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
Your dentist will assess the condition of your teeth in order to determine whether you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can help boost your confidence levels as it hides the flaws in your teeth.
3. Stain-Resistant and Durable
Porcelain veneers can resist decay and stains much better than normal teeth. While these applications are stain-resistant and durable, you would still have to care for them just as you’d care for natural teeth.
For instance, biting down on very hard foods can cause porcelain veneers to chip if you aren’t careful, or excessive coffee drinking can result in staining of the veneers. With proper maintenance and care, your dental veneers can easily last from 10 to 15 years.
4. Ease of Maintenance
As stated, you need to care for your veneers as you would for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day as well as floss daily to reduce tartar buildup and plaque. Make sure you get regular dental checkups with your dentist. This type of regular maintenance is easy and will help keep your veneers white and in a good condition. Veneers are non-porous, which means they are able to resist cavities and permanent stains better than natural tooth enamel which means veneers require minimal maintenance.
5. Less Invasive
The procedure used in porcelain veneer application in far less invasive compared to many other types of restorative dentistry procedures such as dental crowns. In order to fit the porcelain veneers, your dentist in Chicago will first shave about 1/2mm from the surface of your teeth.
In comparison, when dental crowns are being fitted, more filing is required because it has to cover the entire tooth and not just the front surface. When dental veneers are being applied, you might require little/no anesthesia.
As you can see, there are a number of distinct benefits to getting dental veneers in Chicago. We provide world-class treatments in comfortable and hygienic settings.
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