Have you been thinking about improving the way your teeth look but aren't sure which cosmetic dentistry option is the best choice for you? veneersVeneers offer the ideal solution for many cosmetic issues. Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentists Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling discuss the restorations and explains what types of dental issues can be improved with veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers cover flaws in the fronts of your teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. Before you receive your veneers, we'll make an impression of your smile in our Wheaton office, then send it to a dental laboratory. The lab technicians use the impression to create veneers that fit your teeth perfectly. The veneer process often involves removing a very small amount of tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable fit, although this step may not be necessary in some cases.

When your new veneers are ready, we'll use water or glycerin to temporarily position them on your teeth. After a few minor adjustments, they'll be cemented to your teeth, completing your smile transformation.

Why should I choose veneers?

Veneers are versatile, comfortable, attractive and long-lasting. Other types of restorations, such as dental crowns, require substantial changes to your tooth structure, but not veneers. Caring for veneers is very quick and easy. Simply brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss regularly. Veneers may be a good choice if you have:

  • Minor Damage: Do you have small chips or cracks in your tooth enamel? These unsightly flaws can be easily concealed with the application of veneers.
  • Uneven Surfaces: Concealing bumps or pits that make your tooth surface uneven is simple, thanks to veneers.
  • Gaps: Slight spaces between your teeth aren't uncommon. Luckily, they're easy to hide by adding a few veneers.
  • Shorter-Than-Normal Teeth: Grinding your teeth at night can eventually reduce their height, sometimes very noticeably. Adding veneers will lengthen them. After you receive your veneers, you'll want to wear a nightguard to prevent damage caused by your grinding.
  • A Dull or Discolored Smile: Has one of your teeth turned an unattractive grey or brown shade? Discolorations can be caused by childhood tetracycline use or may be a result of a dental procedure. No matter what the cause, a veneer that matches the shade of surrounding teeth offers a simple solution. Veneers can also be used to whiten and brighten your entire smile.

Improve your smile with veneers. Call Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentists Drs. David Carlson and Michael Schuiling at (630) 653-9002 to schedule an appointment.

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