What Should You Know about Dental Veneers?

by | Oct 17, 2018 | Dentistry

Dental veneers in Burr Ridge are a type of cosmetic dental treatment that can help you feel better about your teeth if they are yellowed, stained, chipped or cracked. Although this treatment was first designed for movie actors nearly 100 years ago, it is now used for many adults who are unhappy with the look of their teeth.

They Can Treat One or Many Teeth

Veneers are frequently used to treat all of your teeth or all of the teeth in the front of your mouth. When used this way, they can successfully cover over stains on the teeth that did not respond to whitening treatments. However, if you have just one tooth that is chipped or cracked, you can choose a veneer that is color-matched exactly to the rest of your teeth to correct a single tooth.

They Require Multiple Appointments

To get dental veneers, you should plan on at least two appointments. At your first appointment, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your teeth to give us enough room to attach the veneers. We will also take molds of your teeth. At your second appointment, we will attach the veneers that have been made in a laboratory.

This Is a Permanent Treatment

With some of the enamel removed from your teeth, you should consider veneers to be permanent. Because they only last 10 to 15 years, you may need to have them replaced eventually.

They Can Change Your Life

Dental veneers can give you back your confidence by making you feel good about smiling once again. If you are ready to experience this type of smile for yourself, we encourage you to visit Dentistry by Design.

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