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FAQs About Porcelain Onlays and Veneers

FAQs About Porcelain Onlays and Veneers

Published on August 21st, 2020

Porcelain onlays and veneers, in Cary, Il, are a popular choice for patients who want to transform their worn-down, discolored or oddly-shaped teeth. Veneers are usually made from thin sheets of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. While porcelain is the material most commonly used because it closely resembles your natural teeth, onlays may also be made from gold or composite materials.

We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about porcelain onlays and veneers in Cary to help you determine whether or not you’re a good candidate.

Q: Who is a good candidate for receiving porcelain onlays?

A: While porcelain onlays aren’t always necessary to have a functional smile, many patients see veneers as a way to improve their smile in more ways than one. If your current teeth are stained, chipped, or cause you to feel self-conscious, consider veneers as a simple way to improve the aesthetic of your smile. Onlays are also ideal for repairing cracked or damaged teeth, allowing you to chew, bite and talk with confidence.

Q: What does the process involve?

A: The process of getting porcelain onlays or veneers involves multiple steps in order to ensure you get the results you’ve been looking for. After your initial consultation with our skilled team, your first appointment will prepare the tooth by removing a small layer of your natural tooth. We then take an impression and place a temporary onlay. The final appointment consists of placing and securing your custom onlay or veneer.

Q: What are some advantages of getting porcelain onlays?

A: Onlays and veneers allow you to maintain the majority of your natural tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to stains.

Q: How long do porcelain onlays last?

A: Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and to wear a bite guard at night to get the most life out of your onlays. With the right care, porcelain onlays and veneers can last 10 years or more.

If you have further questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for more information.

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