How many imperfections does your smile exhibit? Noticeably stained, oddly spaced, slightly crooked, or otherwise unsightly teeth are common concerns, and sometimes, your teeth may suffer from more than one of these imperfections at once. Do you want to makeover your smile? When your smile’s confidence is under siege by severe or multiple cosmetic flaws, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, an instant smile makeover that can transform your smile with expert craftsmanship and minimal preparation.
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.
Crafting Lifelike Porcelain Veneers
The secret to veneers’ success is their ability to closely resemble your natural teeth. After all, obvious dental work wouldn’t accomplish the goal of improving your smile’s confidence. The durable dental porcelain used to craft your veneers will be expertly tinted to match your teeth’s natural color, and specially layered to mimic your enamel’s light-reflecting properties. After a thorough examination and comprehensive measurements, your porcelain veneers will be hand-crafted specifically to your smile’s specifications. Because porcelain veneers are placed on the front surfaces of your teeth, they can cover a wide variety of issues at once, often creating an instant smile makeover.
Preparing a Tooth for a Wafer-Thin Veneer
During any dental treatment, your dentist will preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. To prepare your teeth for veneers, he will remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel so your teeth can comfortably accommodate the wafer-thin porcelain shells. Once your veneers have been crafted, they can be permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to completely transform your smile’s appearance.
Find Out if Porcelain Veneers Can Makeover Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are unique in the fact that they can completely makeover your smile almost instantly, even when you exhibit several different kinds of tooth blemishes.
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 makeover your smile and preserve or improve health 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 how to makeover your smile 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 us at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.