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Porcelain Veneers

Make Flaws Instantly Disappear

Porcelain veneers in Aurora, IL are a great way to completely remake your smile. In just two appointments you can have the stunning smile you’ve longed for. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded directly to your teeth using advanced techniques that are not generally taught in dental schools. Therefore, you’ll want a dentist who has specifically been trained to place porcelain veneers or it may not turn out the way you expected.

Why Choose Sommers Family Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

Designed Just for You

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The porcelain veneers will be crafted to the specific shape and color that was custom designed for your smile. Porcelain is the perfect substance to mimic natural tooth enamel because it has the same natural translucency that allows the veneers to absorb and reflect light the way your natural teeth do. Because their surface is actually harder than tooth enamel, they will last for years with proper care. They are also more stain resistant than your natural enamel, so you can expect to keep the beautiful color you’ve chosen for their duration, that is, with good oral hygiene.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

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Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Animated porcelain veneer placement

This is generally done in just two appointments. First, you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss what cosmetic issues are a concern for you and what type of smile design you have in mind. Then you will determine the particular color you want. Next, the specifications are sent to a master ceramist to create your veneers. Usually, there will need to be some slight shaving to the front of your teeth. There is really no noticeable difference between the prepared and unprepared teeth. You don’t have to worry about your teeth being “ground down.”

At your second appointment, we’ll try on your veneers with a temporary paste. If you love them, we’ll permanently bond them onto your teeth. If you don’t, then we’ll make any necessary changes. We don’t want you to worry about getting stuck with a smile you’re not enraptured with. You may click here to learn more about our beautiful smile guarantee.

If you would like to know if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, you may call our dental office to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online. We also have a complimentary consultation, where you can meet with a dentist to ask questions about the procedure without any cost to you.

Veneers FAQs

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Are you considering giving your smile a complete makeover with veneers in Aurora? Because veneers require the removal of some enamel, and enamel does not grow back, veneers are considered a permanent treatment. For this reason, you must be absolutely sure that you want veneers before getting them. To help you make a more well-informed decision regarding your smile and oral health, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about veneers in this section.

What’s the Difference Between Veneers and Dental Crowns?

Veneers and dental crowns are both porcelain restorations that cover a tooth. The main difference is that a crown fits over the entire portion of the tooth that’s above the gumline, while a veneer only conceals the front of a tooth.

Since crowns are able to protect the whole visible section of a tooth, they offer restorative benefits that veneers do not. However, more enamel must be removed to make room for crowns, so veneers are the more conservative treatment. After examining your mouth, our dentists can decide which treatment would be better for you.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Typically, veneers will last anywhere from five to 15 years, but they can last up to 20 with the right maintenance. Fortunately, taking care of your veneers doesn’t involve anything you shouldn’t already be doing to care for the rest of your teeth. For example, you should be brushing and flossing every day and visiting our office for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. Wear a mouthguard if you play sports to protect your smile, and avoid chewing particularly hard foods with your veneers, like ice, popcorn kernels, and hard nuts.

Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Most people who are unhappy with the way their smile looks could benefit from getting veneers. However, you must be in generally good oral health first. Any health issues like tooth decay or gum infections will have to be addressed prior to beginning the veneers process. Similarly, veneers may not be right for you if you have a severe orthodontic issue like a significant overbite or underbite. You may need to first undergo orthodontic treatment to even out your smile.

If you suffer from bruxism (unconscious teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching), that habit could damage your veneers. In this case, we could create a personalized nightguard to prevent your veneers from chipping or breaking.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Because each veneer is custom-made, there is no fixed cost. The price of your veneers depends on how many you’re getting and where in your mouth those teeth are located.

Since they are considered a cosmetic treatment, most dental insurance companies won’t cover the cost of veneers. However, our team will gladly look over your insurance benefits to find any coverage you may qualify for. We also can help you apply for low-to-no interest loans through CareCredit to help you finance your new smile.

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