Do you cover your mouth when you laugh because you’re embarrassed to show your teeth? You’re not alone: More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. More people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to help boost their confidence, and veneers might be your solution. Serving three locations in Chicago, Dental Masters continue to help patients improve their smiles with the use of veneers. Call today or schedule an appointment online to discuss if veneers are the right option for you.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells custom made to fit over your teeth to achieve a natural, beautiful smile while providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
Not only do veneers protect your teeth enamel, but they can also drastically change the look of your smile as well. Veneers can fix chipped, stained, and misaligned teeth and typically last 10 to 20 years.
Veneers protect your teeth enamel but can also dramatically improve the look of your smile. They offer a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of your teeth and to straighten your smile.
Not only can veneers be used to help with discoloration and small misalignments, but they also correct things like a chip or fracture in your tooth. Veneers are often preferred because they are a less intrusive option than crowns or braces.
First, your dentist at Dental Masters cleans your tooth to determine the correct shade of porcelain to use later on. Then they removes a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the porcelain shell.
A dental technician then fabricates your veneer, which is precisely tailored to fit your tooth, in a lab. Later, your dentist bonds the veneer to your tooth with resin cement.
You should brush and floss your veneer just like you do for your other teeth. You should avoid foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. Good oral hygiene helps them last longer, but at some point replacement is inevitable.
Veneers can be costly, but for many patients, the results of a confident smile are more than worth it. Call Dental Masters or schedule an appointment online to discuss if veneers are the right choice for you.