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    Glen Dental Center
    Dr. William J Cohen, D.D.S
    2222 Chestnut Ave. Ste.#200
    Glenview, IL 60026



Replace Porcelain Veneers

While porcelain veneers are very durable restoration and last many years, there can come a time when they need to be replaced.

However, the most frequent reason that we need to replace porcelain veneers is that they were initially done in a way that was disappointing to the patient. Many dentists, while they promote themselves as cosmetic dentists, aren’t artists and their idea a beautiful smile isn’t good enough for many patients. They are generally wonderful, ethical practitioners. It’s just that they chose the dental profession because they like to fix things, and they don’t have an artistic mentality. Dr. Cohen, however, is an artist who loves to create beautiful smiles. So, often, patients who have had a smile makeover done by a general dentist will come to him and want him to re-do it.

Replacing porcelain veneers is the same process as getting them in the first place. Since they bond to the tooth and become just like your enamel, they can’t be just popped off. So Dr. Cohen will shave off about half a millimeter from the front of the tooth. If that isn’t enough to remove all the porcelain, he will continue on until all the porcelain is removed. And he is very experienced in telling porcelain from enamel or dentin, so removing too much isn’t an issue. You won’t have to worry about your tooth being ground down too much while you’re in Dr. Cohen’s care.

Then an impression will be taken which will be sent to the ceramist to create your beautiful new smile. One very important thing you will notice that Dr. Cohen does differently is that he will consult with you carefully about your smile design before starting your case and you will be able to see what you will look like before your teeth are prepared. He will also guarantee that you will be happy with how you will look afterward, because you will get a chance to try on the veneers and get a good look and then give the go-ahead before they are bonded on.