For patients who need a convenient but effective method for improving their smiles, porcelain veneers are often the most successful treatment option. Not only do they address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, but they do so with minimal alterations to your natural, healthy teeth while helping you avoid having to undergo multiple treatments. Today, we look at a few important facts about veneers that make them one of the most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments.
How they work
The point of veneers is to completely revamp the appearance of one or more teeth. Each custom-crafted veneer is permanently bonded to the front surface of a tooth, correcting any blemish that affects the tooth’s appearance. To ensure a comfortable and lifelike finish, your dentist will prepare your tooth by sculpting a small amount of your tooth enamel to accommodate the ultra-thin veneer.
How they’re crafted
The thin porcelain “wafers” are hand-crafted by skilled technicians, and each veneer is designed according to highly precise measurements of your tooth. Using digital imaging equipment to capture the most accurate tooth measurements, your dentist will ensure that each veneer exactly matches the size, shape, and contour of your healthy tooth.
How they fix your smile
How porcelain veneers improve your smile depends on the exact nature and severity of your smile’s blemishes. For instance, if you exhibit severe teeth stains (the kind that can’t be erased with teeth-whitening) then veneers can brighten your smile and restore its youthful glow. If you exhibit cracked, worn, or damaged tooth structure, then veneers can restore their whole, healthy appearance while also reestablishing your bite’s proper balance.
Learn More About the Value of Porcelain Veneers
The most important thing to know about porcelain veneers is that they can provide a nearly instant makeover for your smile, even if you have several different smile issues to correct. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Lake Bluff, Chicago, Libertyville, Gurnee, Highland Park, Vernon hills, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Bannockburn, Ravinia, and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.