Porcelain Veneers (or laminates) close gaps and can contour teeth that are poorly shaped or slightly crooked. They are also used to lighten stained teeth and can correct chipped and weakened teeth.
Lumineer Veneers (or da Vinci veneers) are ultra-thin shells made of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of teeth.
Veneers are custom made to fit over your natural teeth, with a finish more translucent to blend in with surrounding teeth. They simply create a beautiful, natural smile.
To create a veneer, an impression is made of the teeth. The actual product is then fabricated by a specialized technician from the impression. In applying veneers, the thin layer of translucent porcelain is then bonded to the tooth's front surface.
No more yellow. No more gaps or embarrassing chips. And veneers can return real structural integrity to damaged teeth, while leaving them looking as good as (or better than) your originals.
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At the end of this treatment you will have polished, natural appearing teeth. Veneers effectively mask stains and can change the shapes of your teeth, if required.
Porcelain as a replacement for unaesthetic tooth surfaces has no peer. It is better than alternatives in color, bond strength, periodontal health maintenance, resistance to abrasion, inherent strength, and resistance to fluid absorption. Porcelain absorbs fluids to a lesser degree than any other veneering material which helps further its life.
The aesthetics of porcelain are considerably better than any other veneering material because of our ability to control color and surface texture. The color of the veneer can be modified both internally and externally during fabrication and has a natural fluorescence lending it a certain vitality.
Texture is readily developed on the veneer surface to simulate that of the adjacent teeth and can be maintained indefinitely.
Usually two office visits are necessary. Teeth are prepared and impressions made on the first visit. On the second visit the new veneers are tried in and examined for esthetics, shade, shape and fit, then bonded permanently to place.
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Wilmette Dental, Ltd
344 Linden Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
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