As we age, our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear such as cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. These can make us feel self-conscious and maybe we don’t smile as much as we want. You may see your smile in the mirror and be overwhelmed by all the different dental issues you see there. You might think the amount of dental work and probable cost might mean that you’ll never have the smile you want.
Luckily for you, dental veneers may be able to correct these issues in just a few office visits with just one comfortable, cosmetic procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Arlington Heights, IL dental provider AH Smiles can improve the appearance of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can reduce gaps between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or cover stained teeth. Porcelain veneers can restore the appearance of chipped teeth in a way that looks and feels natural without the cost or time of other more complex procedures.
Everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Consuming foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, fruits, and sugar can damage your tooth enamel and result in sensitivity or discoloration. While teeth whitening procedures and kits can treat discoloration, dental veneers may be a better option if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed along with stains.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers is an affordable and faster option than traditional orthodontic treatment or even invisible braces. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and attached over your existing teeth, so your AH Smiles dentist can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by your AH Smiles dentist after he or she removes the outermost layer of enamel and then fastened to the front of the prepared teeth. This is unlike dentures, implants or a dental crown, where the teeth are removed and replaced. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with an attractive layer of protection that refreshes your smile.
There are some cases where porcelain veneers may not be the right option at this time. Individuals who habitually grind their teeth may want to consult with their AH Smiles dentist about addressing this issue before veneers are installed as this can damage the veneers. Also, those with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this problem is addressed by their dentist. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by AH Smiles.
Dental Veneers In Arlington Heights, IL
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brent Engelberg or Dr. Josh Oleari and their dental care team at AH Smiles. Call (847) 230-9703 or schedule a consultation online today.