Porcelain Veneers #1 Cosmetic Dentist Treatment

By: Dr. Jeffrey A. Weller


Veneers in Chicago | Weller Dental

Have you been thinking about contacting a cosmetic dentist to improve your smile? Look no further than Drs. Weller and Sultan in Chicago, IL, to begin your cosmetic treatment journey! Porcelain veneers  are the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can completely change the look of your smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers? 

Porcelain veneers are highly esthetic wafer-thin shells covering your teeth' front surface. Generally, they are placed on the front teeth to change the overall shade, texture, length, and size. They can also mask unfortunate-looking dental issues like old fillings and teeth stains.  

Are They Porcelain? 

The laboratory may choose between various types of veneers, depending on whether you want temporary or permanent veneers. Porcelain veneers  are often considered the most aesthetic, but you may also consider a composite veneer. Every patient is unique, and Drs. Weller and Sultan in Chicago, IL, will help you select the best for you.

How Many Veneers Do I Need? 

The amount needed depends on your smile goals. One should suffice if there is a single discolored tooth. But, some patients have two skinny incisor teeth that require two. 

Perhaps a patient has several damaged teeth that make them feel uncomfortable while smiling. In this case, they might need many more to cover cosmetic issues. 

Regardless of the number, veneers bring dramatic results! Your cosmetic dentists in Chicago, Drs. Weller and Sultan will evaluate your teeth to help determine how many you need for the best smile outcome. 

What Are The Disadvantages? 

The Can Get Damaged

They can sometimes chip and crack. They are only as strong as your regular teeth and can still break. Hard items can cause damage that will undoubtedly shorten their lifespan. So avoid chewing on pen caps, opening plastic bags with your teeth, biting your nails, and chewing on ice.

They Are Irreversible

During the veneer procedure, Dr. Weller has to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel. They will not fit over natural teeth, which makes the process irreversible. Once removed, the enamel will never grow back. 

Tooth Sensitivity

When your dentist removes the layer of tooth enamel, it can cause increased sensitivity to cold and heat. However, tooth sensitivity is often mild, temporary, or doesn't even happen. 

Shorter Lifespans Than Bridges And Crowns

A veneer's life span is often shorter than other types of dental restorations, such as bridges and dental crowns. It is something to consider when weighing in on the pros and cons. Ask Dr. Weller about the best options for you.

If you choose to get porcelain or resin veneers, it is essential to have the correct dental care. Regular maintenance and checkups are crucial. The best dental problem is found when it is small, affordable, and easy to fix. 

Get Your Veneers at Weller Dental in Chicago

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry  and want to know if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, contact Drs. Weller and Sultan in Chicago, Illinois

Are you interested in teeth whitening, dental implants, or a full smile makeover? Whatever it may be, we care about your oral health and want to help you have confidence in your beautiful smile. Call our dental office today .

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.