Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are used to cover chipped, stained or misaligned teeth in Bourbonnais, IL. The thin layers of the veneer material adhere to natural tooth enamel to create a strong, long-lasting bond. Veneers work best for people who wish to correct minor imperfections in their smile in Bourbonnais, IL.
The procedure for attaching veneers to the exterior of the teeth is non-invasive. The results are immediately visible. Once the veneers are adhered to your teeth, they will be able to perform all the teeth’s natural functions without any dietary restrictions or long recovery periods. Since veneers can last for many years, there is no need for constant replacement and maintenance, other than normal oral hygiene and dental exams and cleanings at Dr. Raffi Dentistry. Veneers can help you achieve the bright, healthy smile that you’ve always wanted!
Porcelain laminate veneers consist of several thin ceramic layers, which replace original tooth enamel. To apply a veneer, a very thin layer of the natural tooth enamel has to be removed. This space creates room for the veneer, so it will not appear bulky. It will also restore the function to the tooth. A light-sensitive resin is applied between the layers and then hardened, using a special curing light. This creates a strong bond between the natural tooth and the veneer.
Some patients are looking for an alternative to traditional dental veneers or bonding. Dr. Raffi Dentistry offers no-prep or minimal veneers in our dental office in Bourbonnais, IL, but they are not an option for every patient. Similar to traditional veneers, “no-prep” or minimal preparation veneers typically don’t require your dentist in Bourbonnais, IL to remove as much tooth material and are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. The placement is often a faster procedure and patients report less discomfort than with traditional veneers. Ask your dentist at Dr. Raffi Dentistry if “no-prep” or minimal prep veneers are an option for you!