Cosmetic dentistry is an exciting branch of dentistry that allows patients to transform their teeth and improve the appearance of their smiles with simple, comfortable treatment options. From teeth whitening, to Invisalign, to dental veneers, our Tinley Park dental office strives to offer a cosmetic solution to fit every patient’s needs and dental goals.
In this article I’m going to explain what dental veneers are and how they work. At the end of this article I hope you’ll get an idea of whether or not dental veneers may work for you and fit your life.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are tooth-sized porcelain pieces that cover existing dental enamel. They are shaped and shaded to blend with your smile. Because porcelain mimics the appearance of natural enamel, veneers look natural, bright, and luminous—just like young, fresh teeth!
Dental veneers are attached to teeth with a dental-grade adhesive. They are permanent in the sense that they are not removable by the patient, and with proper maintenance they can last for 10 or more years before they have to be replaced.
With dental veneers you can eat, drink, and speak naturally. It’s also simple to care for dental veneers—brush and floss normally to keep veneers looking and feeling fresh. It’s important to note that porcelain is not affected by dental bleaching products, so if you’re planning on having your natural teeth whitened, it’s best to do that before you have your veneers placed.
If you’re suffering from common cosmetic complaints, like crooked teeth or dull enamel, dental veneers can help you achieve a stunning smile quickly. Give our Orland Park dental office a call to learn more about what veneers can do for you and your smile. We’re here to help you learn more about cosmetic dental options and to make the right decision for you!