Every year, millions of Americans struggle with stained teeth. While this is often caused by dark foods and beverages, the natural processes of aging and regular tobacco use can also cause stubborn stains in tooth enamel. Once stains have set in, they can be very hard to remove. If you’ve been struggling with staining issues on the teeth in your smile, your dentist, Dr. Christopher Pavletic, might recommend dental veneers.
These custom-shaped porcelain shells are shaped to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. Since the porcelain material is far less receptive to staining compounds than the tooth enamel, your white smile will be easier to maintain.
Dr. Christopher Pavletic will start the treatment by examining the teeth in your smile. It’s important to determine the overall health of each tooth and the depth of the available enamel. Should one or more teeth be compromised, Dr. Christopher Pavletic will likely recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel with a porcelain dental crown.
Dr. Christopher Pavletic will then create a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians work to produce your final veneers.
When the veneers are ready, Dr. Christopher Pavletic will call you back in for a follow-up appointment. During this session, he will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing the porcelain shell into place.
If you have been struggling with staining issues and other cosmetic imperfections in your smile, please call Trine Dental Group at 708-448-2588 to inquire about dental veneers in Orland Park, Illinois.