What Are the Leading Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

By: Dr. Jeffrey A. Weller


What cosmetic dentistry procedure has Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, patients turning to the expert cosmetic dentists at Weller Dental? While there are numerous cosmetic dentistry options available to men and women today, porcelain veneers are a widely popular smile repair solution that is changing how people feel about their appearance. When the front teeth become damaged, stained, or lose their luster over time, the overall effect is often diminished self-confidence and even embarrassment about the smile. Since the smile is such an important physical and emotional aspect of our lives, the elite team at Weller Dental is pleased to offer the cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers at our Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, state-of-the-art practices.

We understand that many patients may not love the current appearance of their smile, yet do not really know where to start in terms of finding an ideal solution. Porcelain veneers are often a great choice and are highly revered for their ability to transform the smile instantly with a look and feel that is similar to natural enamel. If there are aspects of your smile that you would like to change, whether minor or more extensive, please read on and learn how the leading benefits of porcelain veneers may be exactly what you need to love the look of your smile.

Conceal cosmetic concerns with veneers

One of the reasons porcelain veneers are so exceedingly valued is their ability to offer minimally invasive smile repair for a number of dental concerns. Porcelain veneers can dramatically transform issues affecting the front teeth, including:

  • Aging, yellow, stained, or off-color enamel

  • Craze lines (tiny cracks) or chips in enamel

  • Oddly shaped or small teeth

  • Short, worn-down, or uneven teeth

  • Minor gaps between teeth

  • Slightly crooked or overlapping teeth

How can porcelain veneers benefit my smile?

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of high-end porcelain material that are customized to transform individual teeth. To prepare the teeth to receive these minimally invasive cosmetic restorations, our team gently removes a thin layer of tooth enamel, which allows each veneer to be positioned precisely over the teeth for a comfortable fit. Generally placed in pairs or across the smile zone (the front portion of the mouth), veneers can instantly enhance the look of the grin once permanently attached to the teeth. Other exciting benefits porcelain veneers bring to the smile:

Provide a translucent quality similar to natural teeth

At Weller Dental in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, our dentists use top-grade porcelain materials and partner with skilled ceramists to custom-craft veneers to match the unique smile needs of our patients. It is very important to us that each veneer appears as natural as possible and offers a translucency that closely resembles natural tooth enamel. In this way, we can deliver a set of porcelain veneers that brings a realistic, attractive appearance to the smile.

Customized in color, size, and shape

To provide a natural look, our expert cosmetic team also customizes each veneer restoration to the ideal size, shape, length, and width. Veneers are precisely crafted to complement the jaw structure, facial shape, and other characteristics to deliver high-quality smile results. We also custom-stain the color of the veneers to give each patient the brighter, whiter smile they desire.

Resistant to staining and chipping

The porcelain material used to make veneers is notably resistant to staining from coffee, tea, and other items and is generally considered durable. Even though high-grade porcelain is used to craft porcelain veneers, they can still be damaged by engaging in parafunctional habits like chewing ice, biting fingernails or other hard objects, and grinding the teeth. We recommend avoiding these habits to protect against damage and to preserve the integrity of the porcelain material.

Generate a more balanced and uniform smile

Veneers work to mask minor gaps and slightly crooked or crowded teeth, giving the appearance of improved tooth alignment. Once our team bonds the new veneers to the front surfaces of the prepared teeth, the smile is immediately whiter, straighter, and more balanced.

Bring a more youthful appeal to your grin

Porcelain veneers not only improve the shape, color, and size of the teeth — they can also dramatically enhance the overall look of the smile. Transforming teeth that are dull, damaged, or diminished can generate a more youthful appeal. When people feel better about the appearance of their smile, they tend to share it with others more often. Smiling, in general, can contribute to making a person seem younger and more vibrant.

Give your smile an advantage with custom porcelain veneers

If you have concerns about the look of your smile, there has never been a more exciting time to consider cosmetic dentistry. Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, patients who turn to the skills and expertise of Weller Dental often experience a renewed sense of self-confidence, dramatic improvements to the look of their grin, and the freedom to smile proudly. Porcelain veneers are an ideal option for a wide range of patients and may be just the solution you need for your own smile concerns. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers or other options for cosmetic dentistry, you are invited to contact Weller Dental and schedule a custom smile consultation at our Chicago or Hinsdale, IL, practice locations. Give your smile an advantage with the benefits of porcelain veneers!

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