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Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?candidate for porcelain veneers

Do you know about dental veneers? They are a fantastic area of cosmetic dentistry, and Dr. Harold Krinsky, DDS in Forest Glen, IL is more than happy to help you discover if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.

As your dentist in Forest Glen, Dr. Krinsky wants you to understand that porcelain veneers can be part (or even your entire) cosmetic dentistry solution. They are an ideal answer for anyone with the following.

Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

  • Mild to moderately misaligned teeth
  • Slightly gapped teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Unevenly sized teeth
  • “Gummy” smiles
  • Teeth that are deeply stained and resistant to whitening
  • Teeth that are not uniform and in need of a makeover

Discovering If You Are a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers

Naturally, most patients will require the skills of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Krinsky to determine if they are a candidate for porcelain veneers, and if this advanced treatment can be used to address their needs.

It is important to note that it is not all about the “problem” but also the health of the teeth and gums. A candidate for porcelain veneers is also someone with healthy teeth and gums capable of tolerating the preparations needed to apply veneers.

For example, though veneers are paper-thin shells of durable porcelain, capable of functioning like natural teeth, they are bonded to the original tooth. That tooth will have a thin layer of enamel removed, and the tooth may even be reshaped to allow optimal placement. If your teeth and gums are not in prime health, it may be that you are not an ideal candidate. Dr. Krinsky and his team can help you with preventative and general dentistry requirements that may then enable you to rely on veneers.

It takes only two office visits for the entire process to be completed, and during the first you will have temporary veneers applied and the teeth prepared for bonding. At the second visit, the custom made veneers are bonded to your teeth and you will leave with an entirely new and picture-perfect grin.

Contact Our Forest Glen Dentist for Porcelain Veneers and Other Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Forest Glen, IL office at 773-685-9666. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.


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