Have you ever been self-conscious about your smile? Veneers are a dental solution that can hide small imperfections such as worn-down, broken, or unevenly spaced teeth. Specially designed to match the shade of brightness you desire, porcelain veneers are made of a thin shell of semi-translucent material that fits comfortably over the existing front teeth in the smile zone. They are made of a nonporous material, so they are stain-resistant.
Using this cosmetic dentistry method, Dr. Jeffrey Weller can improve the size, shape, and color of the teeth. Are you ready to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you? Schedule a personalized smile consultation with Weller Dental, located in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Take advantage of our expertise with this popular service and revitalize your smile.
Candidates for porcelain veneers
Ideal candidates for veneers are adults who want a smile makeover so they can feel more confident. Patients who have a combination of concerns, such as stained and misaligned teeth, are also considered for veneers. Candidates getting porcelain veneers should have healthy teeth and gums with no signs of gum (periodontal) disease or an active infection. Individuals who grind or clench their teeth (also called bruxism) may not be a fit for veneers, as they could become damaged by this habit. However, we can address this issue during the consultation to determine if veneers are the right long-term option for you. Here are six compelling reasons our patients choose porcelain veneers.
1. Protect cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
Cracked or broken teeth are not just a cosmetic issue. Cracked teeth can affect a person’s ability to speak and chew. Not only that, unprotected teeth are more susceptible to breaking again in the future. Porcelain veneers offer a layer of protection for damaged teeth. They are strong enough to relieve some of the pressure placed on broken teeth when chewing or biting down.
2. Hide permanent stains
Even though some teeth whitening solutions can greatly reduce staining, there are certain kinds of stains that will not disappear completely. When dull, yellow, or otherwise discolored teeth are a cause for concern, porcelain veneers can take your smile up a notch. Weller Dental in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, can hide the stains that teeth whitening treatments can’t eliminate.
3. Correct misaligned or gapped teeth
For teeth that are slightly crooked or gapped, getting porcelain veneers is a cost-effective alternative to lengthy and extensive orthodontic services. Dr. Weller can give you an even, attractive smile by correcting misalignment and closing the gaps.
4. The process is straightforward
During your first visit to Weller Dental, our team will take impressions of your teeth to be sent to a dental laboratory. The porcelain veneers are fashioned by a special technician based on a design that you and Dr. Weller approved together. During your second visit, we will prepare your teeth for bonding so the veneers fit comfortably and securely. We will then make any small adjustments as needed.
Weller Dental also offers simple no-prep veneers as a cosmetic dentistry option. No-prep veneers can easily transform the smile with minimal preparation. These veneers can help patients with the same cosmetic issues as porcelain veneers. To find out more about the differences between porcelain and no-prep veneers, set up a consultation with our team of dentists. They will examine your teeth and listen to your aesthetic concerns to create a personal treatment plan.
5. Recovery is easy
Once the veneers are fitted, patients can return to their day as normal. You may have some soreness that can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medicine or a simple cold compress. There may also be some mild sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for about a month. Dr. Weller asks patients to avoid chewing on hard foods such as ice and hard candy to prevent chipping the veneers. Other than that, the recovery process is normally seamless for most patients. After getting porcelain veneers, you should be able to show off your new smile right away!
6. Veneers can be treated like natural teeth
Unlike dentures that require adhesive cream and nightly removal, porcelain veneers can be cared for just like your natural teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, the veneers will appear bright and beautiful for years to come. Remember to schedule regular dental exams and routine professional cleanings at Weller Dental so we can monitor your teeth and make adjustments as necessary.
Cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, IL
At Weller Dental, we proudly combine our expertise with the latest dental technologies in the industry. When getting porcelain veneers at our dental office, our dentists perform a comprehensive evaluation of the teeth and facial structure beforehand. Using this information, we can offer the most natural results for patients. For cosmetic dentistry solutions in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, schedule a private smile consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Weller. With many treatment options to meet your needs, we are ready to enhance the appearance of your teeth at our dental office.