Chronic staining issues from dark beverages, certain foods and tobacco use can be socially embarrassing. This can have an even more significant impact if you work in a career field that calls for frequent person-to-person interaction. To address a problem of this magnitude, our dentists might recommend installing dental veneers onto each tooth in your smile.
These veneers are basically porcelain shells that are custom made in a state-of-the-art dental lab to match the faces of each tooth in your smile. This two-stage cosmetic restoration starts with our dentists performing a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. It’s important to make sure there are no cavities and that each tooth has sufficient enamel to securely mount a veneer. If one or two teeth have been compromised, they might recommend having it restored by a porcelain dental crown.
Next, your dentists will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to prepare the surface. A meticulous impression will then be made of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to our state-of-the-art dental lab where your veneers will be custom made from a ceramic, porcelain material.
A second appointment with our dentists will be needed once your veneers have been completed. During this visit, each veneer will be carefully cemented into place with a potent dental adhesive.
If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you’re struggling with chronic staining issues, you should call 773-561-5106 to schedule a consultation at Family Dental of Lincoln.