The average adult smile contains 28 individual teeth (or 32, if the four wisdom teeth are still present). Though each tooth is distinct from the rest, they all rely on each other to complete your smile. As individuals, though, some of your teeth may experience issues that others don’t, such as stains, chipped edges, cosmetic cracks, or other cosmetic blemishes. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry consists of numerous customized treatments designed to specifically address your cosmetic concerns. If you have more than one tooth with more than one type of imperfection, then porcelain veneers may be able to makeover your smile with just a single procedure.
Why Your Smile May Need a Makeover
Smile makeovers are different for everyone, and depend on exactly what issues need to be addressed. Technically, a smile makeover often describes more than one cosmetic treatment tailored to your needs and expectations. After a comprehensive examination and personal cosmetic consultation, your dentist can help you design a treatment plan to bring out the smile you deserve without needing extensive treatment.
The Value of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain has quickly become one of the most commonly-used materials in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Also known as ceramic, the material can tinted to match the exact shade of your healthy tooth structure, and is semi-translucent to reflect light the same way enamel does. Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are crafted to the dimensions of your teeth, then bonded to the teeth’s front surfaces. Porcelain veneers can help improve one or several teeth that are severely stained and don’t respond to whitening treatments, or that need to be reshaped or resized to better fit the contours of your smile.
Find Out if Veneers Can Makeover Your Smile
If you need a complete smile makeover, then find out if porcelain veneers can give you one with just a single procedure. To learn more, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities.