Veneers represent one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. They are thin shells that are applied to the front surface of a person’s teeth to mask issues with color, shape, spacing and damage. They are easy to install, and they provide immediate results. Millions of people have used veneers to obtain better-looking teeth and increase their confidence.
Some of the issues that veneers can address include:
- Spacing between teeth
- Poorly shaped and crooked teeth
- Teeth that are chipped and broken
- Worn-down tooth enamel
All veneers are custom-made in order to provide the most effective results for the patient. Once they have been applied, teeth will be noticeably enhanced, and their smile will be greatly improved. Since veneers are ultra-thin, it is almost impossible for others to recognize that the teeth have received cosmetic treatment. Anyone who looks directly at the treated teeth will only see the appearance of healthy, white tooth enamel.
Our practice offers both traditional porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Our experts can help you decide which option is best for your particular needs. All of the veneers we offer are stain-resistant, and they will not become discolored due to exposure from tobacco products and dark colored foods or drinks.
To apply veneers, we start by removing some tooth enamel. This will help to make room for the veneers, and it will allow them to fit properly. Our experts then thoroughly clean the teeth to remove any accumulations of tartar and plaque that are present. Next, the teeth are dried and treated with etching gel. This roughens the outer surfaces of the teeth so that the veneers can bond more easily. We then apply the custom veneer and secure it using a dental adhesive. The procedure is finished by making sure that the veneers are secure and ensuring that the patient’s overall bite has not been affected.
A set of veneers can provide huge improvements to the look of your smile. A visit to Envision a Smile will allow us to determine if veneers are right for you. Please call us at 630-454-8166 to schedule an appointment.