How veneers can fix your smile

By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
March 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

When your favorite celebrity suddenly appears on the scene with a newly brightened, perfect smile, chances are that he or she had veneers installed. If you go to the dentist for a “smile makeover,” there’s a good chance that veneers will be included in your treatment plan. Learn more about how veneers in Bolingbrook can fix your smile from the professionals at Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC, a popular Veneersdentist office in Bolingbrook, IL.

What Are Veneers?

If you have a cosmetic problem with your teeth, there are probably a number of ways to fix it, including braces, dental contouring and crowns. Veneers are often at the top of the list of cosmetic solutions because they are very attractive, durable and long-lasting. A veneer is a dental covering made of porcelain that hides imperfections and closely resembles the natural look of your teeth.

How Do They Fix Your Smile?

Much like a make-over with makeup covers up imperfections on your face, veneers cover up imperfections on your teeth.

Here are a few dental problems that your Bolingbrook, IL dentist can fix with veneers:

- Chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth (stains that can’t be removed with a whitening appointment)
- Poorly shaped or crooked teeth
- Teeth that are too small, leaving gaps in the smile

How Long to Get Veneers?

It takes about two or three appointments to get veneers. The first appointment is to examine the teeth to ensure that they’re strong enough to support veneers. The next step is to prepare each tooth (a small amount of tooth matter is removed) and take impressions so that a permanent veneer can be created in a lab. At the final appointment (about two weeks later), the finished veneers are bonded to the surface of the teeth and shaped to perfectly fit your smile. With good care and regular checkups, they can last for 10 or more years.

Your First Veneers Appointment

The first step to getting your very own smile makeover is to call Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC at 630-759-0077 to schedule an initial consultation. A dentist will provide you with a cosmetic treatment plan so that you can make a decision on how to proceed. Our Bolingbrook, IL dentist office is committed to giving you a “reason to smile!”