If you have ever felt unhappy or self-conscious with your natural teeth or smile, then you have probably thought about, or considered, dental veneers. In this post, our Chicago based dentists will offer an overview of dental veneers, and run through some of the possible benefits of them.
They both look and feel like natural teeth:
It is highly likely that one, or many, of the strangers whose teeth you have admired over the years have had dental veneers fitted. When you visit our Chicago dentist for veneers fitted, we ensure that every pair is custom made to both look and feel natural in the patient’s mouth.
Many people are under the impression that veneers are not dissimilar to dentures or implants, but this is not the case. Dental veneers are made using a material that feels, and functions just like natural teeth, and they also have the strength and durability to be treated just like them.
Close gaps, cover chips and cracks:
Dental veneers are one of the best ways to fix and reverse signs of wear and tear to your natural teeth while allowing you to keep them all in place. While veneers are not a one-stop fix to all dental problems, they can be successfully used to fix minor problems that your natural smile may have, such as closing up small gaps between the front teeth.
Here at Comfort Family Dental our dentists always ensure to carry out an initial consultation with patients looking to get veneers, and in this consultation meeting we are able to discuss and establish the desired outcome for the patient, and any existing signs of wear and tear that we can address during the procedure.
Dental veneers are one of the least invasive restorative dental procedures, and this is one of the reasons why they are so popular. Our Chicago dentists can safely fit your veneers in a fairly simple procedure that requires no anaesthetic, minimal pain, and an average of two appointments altogether.
This is because the procedure uses glue to disguise any issues with the natural teeth, rather than surgically altering them or moving the teeth.
They offer a permanent teeth whitening option:
Many of our patients who are considering teeth whitening treatments instead opt for dental veneers. While our dentists work hard to ensure that all of our veneers are completely natural and in line with our patient’s natural teeth, there is always the option available to use them to make the natural teeth appear a few shades whiter than they really are.
Unlike natural teeth, the veneers will resist staining from dietary choices such as coffee or acidic fruits, and therefore will not need regular treatments to keep up the colour like standard teeth whitening does. The veneers can also prevent the effects of lifestyle choices on the teeth, by providing another layer of protection for your tooth enamel.
If, after reading this post, you think that dental veneers might be right for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team here at Comfort Family Dental to discuss the procedure further, and answer any questions you may have.