Carl E. Henley, DDS, FAGD
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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-made to match the shape and color of your existing teeth and are made from extremely thin pieces of durable porcelain. They are typically created in a professional dental laboratory and will be bonded to the front of your existing teeth to create a more attractive smile you will be proud to flash.

The use of veneers can have a dramatic impact on the shape of your teeth and your smile. Many patients in Naperville and Aurora, Illinois, use them as an alternative to traditional crowns and can be effective in treating a number of dental conditions.

Dental veneers aren’t a permanent solution to your problems. In some situations, they may require replacement. They are quite durable and should last for years so you can smile with pride again.

The Use of Porcelain Dental Veneers

There are many reasons individuals get veneers. Some of the most common reasons include:

       Crooked teeth

       Severely discolored or stained teeth

       Uneven or unwanted spaces

       Misshapen teeth

       Teeth that aren’t a proportional size with the others

       Worn or chipped teeth

       Other cosmetic reasons

The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers

Installing dental veneers will often require more than one visit. There is typically no need to use anesthesia as part of the process. First, we will prepare the teeth by lightly buffing and shaping the surface of the teeth to accommodate the extra thickness added by the veneers. We will take an impression of the teeth, and we will help you choose a color that will best match the rest of your natural teeth.

When you return for the second visit, we will clean your teeth using a special liquid to ensure proper bonding. We then place the bonding cement between your natural teeth and the veneer, using a special light beam to harden the bonding cement and set it.

After your appointment, we will give you any special care instructions. In general, you will only need to maintain proper brushing and flossing and return for regular dental cleanings in Naperville and Aurora, Illinois.