Technically, placing porcelain veneers may require more than one step. Yet, with their versatility and highly lifelike appearance, veneers can often create a complete smile makeover with just a single cosmetic treatment. Made from wafer-thin shells of lifelike, high-quality dental porcelain, veneers are designed to be bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. With minimal or no tooth preparation necessary, today’s veneers can help patients with a wide variety of cosmetic dental concerns enjoy the beautiful, healthy smiles they’ve always wanted.
What Porcelain Veneers Are Designed to Do
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to help your smile look its best, but esthetics isn’t the only goal of your treatment. A beautiful smile is also a healthy one, and for optimal results, your cosmetic enhancement should also preserve and support your healthy, natural tooth structure. Porcelain veneers are designed specifically to address the goals of esthetics and preservation equally. Each veneer is hand-crafted from porcelain that is customized to match your tooth’s healthy color and texture, as well as your tooth’s ability to reflect light. Veneers are also thin enough that they can be bonded to your tooth with little or no permanent changes to your tooth structure.
Can Veneers Help Your Smile?
Because they can address several different cosmetic issues at once, porcelain veneers are often appropriate for a wide variety of patients. However, your dentist will only recommend veneers after carefully examining your teeth and oral tissues to determine if they are the best option for improving your smile. For instance, porcelain veneers can correct concerns that range from severe tooth staining to chips, cracks, and minor tooth misalignment. Yet, if one or more of your teeth are afflicted with decay or too damaged for a veneer to fix, then you might require a more involved treatment such as tooth filling or porcelain dental crown.
Learn More About Smile Makeovers with Porcelain Veneers
With one or more highly lifelike porcelain veneers, you can completely makeover your smile without needing multiple different treatments. To find out more about them, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.