An Introduction to Dental Veneers

Everyone wants to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile, and when it comes to general dentistry, some of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures include dental implants and teeth whitening. However, if neither of these options seems right for your smile, then consider another popular treatment called dental veneers. Continue reading to learn about this cosmetic dentistry option.

The Basics

Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are designed to fit over the front of a patient’s teeth and are made from a durable, porcelain material. Your dentist can provide you with veneers that improve the look of one tooth, your entire smile, and anything in between.

The Benefits

Veneers are ideal for enhancing your smile because they can be used to address a broad range of cosmetic issues, such as gapped, crooked, chipped, cracked, worn down, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Also, the dental veneer process often takes as few as 2 office visits, and anesthesia of any kind is rarely needed. Veneers can provide you with a smile that you feel confident about.

The Process

During your initial appointment, your dentist will ensure that you’re a good candidate for the procedure by examining your teeth and speaking with you about your treatment goals. Next, he will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and making space for the veneers. Then, an impression of your teeth will be created and used to fabricate your custom veneers. When they are ready, you will return to your dentist to have the veneers put in place after ensuring that you’re happy with their appearance. Your teeth will be cleansed, and a bonding cement applied. Finally, your dentist will put the veneers in place and use a specially designed laser to harden the cement and permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.

Are you looking for a dentist near Bloomingdale, IL who offers veneers? If so, then please contact Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive or Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road by calling (630) 894-5180.

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