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Longevity of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a great option for many reasons. They can be used to make simple repairs, and to make dramatic visible differences. With advancements in technology and materials used today, most patients can wear their veneers for many years, veneers that are well cared for can even last more than a decade! Let a specialist at Cameo show you the difference we can make with simply two office visits. Working with our staff at Cameo Dental Specialists, we can save you years of closing gaps, and give you perfectly shaped, perfectly white teeth, with a smile that can light up a room.

A dental veneer is different from a crown; a dental crown is designed to fully encase your tooth, while a veneer is bonded to the face of your tooth. Depending on your needs, and what you are hoping to accomplish, we can help you decide if a crown or a veneer is right for you.

Most patients seeking dental veneers are looking to enhance the aesthetic of their teeth, not necessarily to add strength or support to their teeth, as you would with a crown. We take the shaping of your veneer to precision; you're not just looking to restore your natural teeth, you are looking to enhance their look and dramatically complement your smile. Because of the aesthetics involved, most patients seeking veneers are seeking the placement of between 8-10 veneers, this will alter the look of all visible teeth when you smile.

Patients have options in the materials used for their dental veneers. The most common material is porcelain, though many ceramic veneers are being used today. Lithium disilicate is the most popular material for ceramic veneers, with zirconia ceramic veneers quickly gaining attention due to their translucency and how real they look. a specialist at Cameo will review your options with you and help you decide which material is best for your situation.

How Dental Veneers Get Damaged

To get the full longevity of your veneers, you will need to take caution not to damage them. You should be able to use your veneers normally and naturally to chew food without the fear of breakage. Since veneers are thin, they are subject to breakage if used improperly. This will include:
•  Chewing on items that are not food:From chewing on pencils, to biting your fingernails, putting items in your mouth that are not food can lead to chips and fractures.
•  Biting hard foods:Patients with veneers will have to use caution to not bite down on hard foods including candies
•  ice cubes
•  seeds, and more.

Your veneers will need to be maintained the same way your natural teeth do. You will need to maintain and healthy home routine including brushing and flossing daily. By taking your veneers into consideration with what you put in your mouth, and keeping them free from bacteria, you should be able to enjoy your veneers for many years.

For more information on dental veneers, and how they can make a significant difference in your look, contact a specialist at Cameo. Our staff at Cameo Dental Specialists is here to assist you. (708) 456-7787

The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.

7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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