Tooth veneers, either made from porcelain or from tooth colored resin are used to restore the natural appearance of teeth. Tooth veneers are exceedingly strong and once fitted; amazingly beautiful. For patients with discolored teeth, teeth with imperfections such as chips and cracks as well as those who want to make minor alterations to the shape and size of their teeth, veneers in Chicago are the ideal solution.
Your first consultation:
- The first step in determining if veneers are for you is to make an appointment with a qualified cosmetic dentist. Take the time to explain to the dentist what it is you wish to accomplish; there may be alternative solutions that you were not aware of.
- The dentist will start by analyzing your smile in an effort to determine what has to be done to end up with that which you desire. Although it may seem that veneers are quite straight forward, as no two mouths are the same, the dentist must make a thorough study.
All about veneers:
- Although resin veneers are available, the greatest majority of patients opt for porcelain because of strength and longevity. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin wafers of ceramic that actually replace your tooth enamel. To fit veneers in Chicago, your cosmetic dentist will first remove enough of the enamel to allow for the thickness of the veneer and the bonding material, the amount removed is rarely more than one millimeter.
- The key to success is the bond between the veneer and the tooth; it is necessary for perfect function as well as appearance. The dentist uses a strong, light sensitive adhesive to ensure a long lasting, trouble free bond.
Veneers are a wonderful option in situations here the teeth are structurally sound and free of decay but are poorly shaped or grossly discolored.
If your teeth are misshapen, stained or there are unattractive gaps between, then veneers in Chicago are an ideal solution. To discuss the procedure in detail, you are invited to make an appointment with Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park.