​ When patients think of visiting the dentist, they often think of cleanings, examinations, and fillings. But, were you aware that your local Dolton, IL dentist offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of the smile? If you have struggled with the look of your smile, you may want to consider veneers.

Veneers explained

Porcelain veneers are restorations that provide patients with coverage for certain imperfections. Veneers are ceramic facings that are used to cover teeth that are:

  • Stained
  • Gapped
  • Fractured
  • Unusually shaped
  • Slightly misaligned

Patients choose veneers because they have many benefits. They often last ten years or longer with proper care, and provide fast and natural-looking results. Dr. Dean Dietrich often recommends them as an alternative to composite resin bonding, which can stain and only has a lifespan of a few years.

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Who is a candidate for veneers?

The best candidates for veneers are patients who have imperfections of the anterior teeth and are seeking a solution. These restorations cover the natural teeth, so patients should be free from cavities and periodontal disease before placement. Individuals with porcelain veneers should also maintain regular dental visits with Pleasant Dental® to monitor their oral health and wellness. Cavities and disease can still develop on the natural tooth underneath the veneer, so evaluations, cleanings, and x-rays are suggested on a regular basis.

How long do they take?

Once patients decide to move forward with porcelain veneers, they undergo preparations before taking impression which are sent to a ceramist. Porcelain veneers are received approximately one to two weeks later.

Connect with Dr. Dean Dietrich for an appointment

Ready to discuss the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments for your smile? Call Dr. Dean Dietrich and the team of Pleasant Dental® today at (708) 576-1900 to schedule an appointment.

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