Simple, Natural, and Stunning Veneers
If you want picture-perfect teeth without the hassles of a long-term orthodontic commitment, porcelain veneers can help you achieve your smile goals in as little as two appointments.
They can help restore strength and resilience to teeth while at the same time giving you a stunning smile you’ll be proud of.
Veneers are beautiful thin shells that are adhered to the fronts of teeth to conceal various imperfections. You can pick the color and shape of your veneers, or Dr. Hausten can offer some guidance. They’ll blend seamlessly together to enhance your look and complement your features.
If you’ve been hiding your teeth because you’re embarrassed to show them off, porcelain veneers will restore your confidence.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
If you are looking for an option to help improve the overall aesthetic of your smile, Dr. Hausten can help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you. Porcelain veneers can cover a variety of dental imperfections, including:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
The Process to a Perfect Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Achieving a stunning smiles doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process. Dr. Hausten can apply your veneers in as little as two appointments. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hausten will examine your oral health, you’ll discuss your smile goals, and a mold will be taken of your teeth to ensure a proper fit. Prior to beginning the treatment, Dr. Hausten will numb your gums and teeth so you won’t feel a thing.
The porcelain veneers procedure is simple and can be completed in a few steps, including:
- Enamel will be shaved to create a surface for the veneers to bond with
- Once your veneers arrive, they’ll be applied and adjusted
- Veneers will be cemented in place and a special curing light will complete the application
- Excess cement will be removed and any final adjustments will be made
- You’ll leave with your new perfect smile
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the veneers process isn’t painful. Prior to the treatment, Dr. Hausten will apply a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums. You may experience some discomfort following the procedure while you adjust to your new smile. Any pain should be minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and by applying a cold compress.
If your veneer falls off, call our Wheaton office immediately at (630) 653-3440 to let us know. We’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible and make your smile beautiful again by fixing your veneer or recommending a new one.
In the meantime, put your veneer in a small container to keep it safe so you can bring it to your appointment for re-application and avoid trying to re-apply it on your own as this typically causes more problems. Dr. Hausten will either re-attach the veneer or suggest a new set if it’s time.
While veneers are made of highly durable material, they aren’t permanent. They typically last about 10 years. With proper care and biannual visits to our Winnetka location, we can improve the longevity of your pearly porcelain veneers.
In addition to scheduling regular checkups and professional cleanings at our office, there are a few ways you can improve the lifespan of your veneers, including:
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Avoid smoking
- Refrain from eating food and beverages that are known to stain
- Brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
During your checkups, we’ll examine your oral health and the condition of your veneers. During this time, we may also recommend a new set.
Following your veneers treatment, you’ll want to slowly incorporate new foods into your diet as you adjust to your new smile. After a few weeks, you can enjoy the foods you love without any restrictions unless specified by Dr. Hausten.
With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 15 years or longer. To get the most out of your treatment, we recommend following a few guidelines, including:
- Avoid biting into hard foods such as carrots and apples
- Refrain from consuming foods and beverages that are known to cause staining such as red wine and coffee
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Don’t use your teeth as tools
- Wear a mouthguard
In addition to following our guidelines, you’ll also want to schedule biannual visits at our Wheaton location so we can examine your oral health and the integrity of your veneers.
Complete Your Look with Porcelain Veneers
If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, Dr. Hausten and her team in Wheaton will work with you to ensure you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office to schedule a consultation by calling (630) 653-3440 and start your journey towards a beautiful smile.