Imperfections in your smile such as small cracks, chips, or inconsistencies in shape may be minor – but they can have an uncanny ability to take center stage when you look in the mirror! Dr. Kenneth Coffey offers porcelain veneers at his Orland Park practice to help you conceal these bothersome flaws and achieve the dazzling smile you deserve. If Dr. Coffey determines that porcelain veneers are the absolute best means of achieving the smile you desire, the procedure will be fully customized to complement your unique facial features and produce a dramatic overall enhancement. These thin porcelain fixtures are custom-crafted to blend in with your existing teeth to create a beautiful, yet natural-looking improvement in your dental aesthetics. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the unforgettable smile you have always wanted – contact our Orland Park office today to learn more about porcelain veneers.
The key to a successful smile enhancement using porcelain veneers is determining whether they can provide you with long-term satisfaction. In some cases, a worn-down tooth may be the product of a bigger problem such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which should be treated before any cosmetic enhancements are administered. An alignment issue may require an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® or traditional braces. If the discoloration, chipping, or misalignment in your smile is not a result of a more urgent dental health issue, porcelain veneers may be an excellent choice for you.
The process of placing a veneer requires an initial consultation and examination, followed by two chair visits. Once Dr. Coffey has determined that you are a candidate for veneers, we will schedule an appointment during which we will take an impression of the tooth or teeth you wish to enhance. That information will be sent to an offsite laboratory, where skilled dental technicians will craft your veneers from porcelain specially selected to match the color of your natural teeth. Our veneers require little alteration of your existing tooth. In two to three weeks, your veneer will be ready for placement. During your second appointment, Dr. Coffey will clean your tooth and apply a special dental adhesive that will hold the veneer in place. Finally, you will leave our office with an incredible new smile!
Veneers are very durable, but not indestructible. However, by taking proper care of your porcelain veneer, you can expect it to provide you with many years of confident, charismatic smiles. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you should take care to avoid using your veneer to bite or chew foods that are overly hard or sticky. Veneers are not expected to last a lifetime, but because our veneers require no alteration to your teeth, you can choose to either replace a broken veneer or make do with your natural smile.
When you are proud of your smile, it gives you a tremendous boost in confidence and makes a positive lasting impression on everyone around you. To find out whether a porcelain veneer would be the best way to enhance your smile, contact our Chicago-area practice in Orland Park.
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