Veneers are a common dental procedure, but you may not know exactly what they entail. As providers of veneers in Hinsdale, our team often gets common questions about porcelain veneers and what patients can benefit from them.
Q: What are veneers?
A: Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to fit the front of your teeth. They are bonded to your teeth to help transform your smile.
Q: How long do veneers last?
A: On average, veneers last for 10 years without chipping on breaking. It is important to take care of your veneers so that they can last even longer! We can also help take of your veneers by providing you with professional cleanings every 6 months.
Q: Who can benefit from veneers?
A: Veneers are ideal for those who want to fix minor cosmetic problems such as gaps or crookedness. Veneers in Hinsdale are also a great way to whiten your smile if you have stains from drinking coffee or eating pigmented foods. Veneers can replace damaged enamel as well.
Q: How do I care for my veneers?
A: For the most part, you can care for your veneers the same way that you would care for your regular teeth. Brush your teeth two times per day and floss daily. You can also wear a bite guard at night if you want to further protect your veneers. Avoid biting into hard foods such as raw vegetables or almond with your teeth that have veneers.
Q: How long does the process take?
A: You’ll need to schedule a consultation to decide on how you want the veneers to look and what teeth will benefit. After that, it will take two appointments that are 2-3 weeks apart in order to prepare the tooth and cement the veneers onto your teeth.
If you have more questions about veneers in Hinsdale or you are interested in setting up, please contact us today!