How Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
July 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Adjusting the color, shape, or alignment of teeth has never been easier thanks to porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic dentistry has improved by leaps and bounds in the last decade. The procedures and products offered today offer natural-Dental Veneerslooking, attractive results to patients at Hidden Lakes Dental Care in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Veneers are an especially popular choice for transforming unappealing dental flaws. Thin, translucent porcelain laminates fit over the existing teeth to create a beautiful new look. Here, Dr. Charles Crowl and Dr. Kathryn Bachinski have prepared some answers for patients who wonder "Are dental veneers a good choice for me?"

"I can't whiten my discolored teeth."

While dental whitening is another excellent way to update your smile, certain patients don't see results from traditional whitening methods. A strain of antibiotics called tetracyclines have left many of today's adults with discolored teeth. (They are no longer prescribed to children under the age of 8.) Those who have visible tooth roots from receded gums will also notice that this area is is resistant to whitening. Any tooth-colored dental restorations, such as resin fillings or crowns, will not whiten when treated. For these reasons, your Bolingbrook dentist may suggest veneers as a long-lasting alternative. The layer of porcelain corrects both the color and the overall appearance of the teeth immediately upon placement.


"My teeth look like they're too short/too long."

The edges of teeth can gradually wear down over many years, sometimes giving them the appearance of being too short. Some teeth grow in to be different sizes than those which surround them. Veneers easily correct both of these issues; they even out the length and shape of each tooth because each veneer is carefully crafted to be symmetrical in size and shape.

"My teeth have gaps/overlaps."

Moderate overlapping and small gaps are no match for veneers! Teeth that have major crowding or extensive gaps may be better suited for orthodontics (braces) first, with veneers added for a finishing touch. Your Bolingbrook dentists at Hidden Lakes Dental Care can evaluate your level of crookedness.

To determine if you're a good candidate for veneers, call Dr. Crowl and Dr Bachinski's dental office in Bolingbrook, IL for a consultation today!