You don’t have to tolerate a gap, an oddly-shaped tooth, stubborn stains, or chips. Veneers in the hands of Big Smile Dental’s skilled team are versatile; these thin shells of porcelain can be used to cover discoloration and jagged surfaces as effortlessly as they can be used to adjust uneven spacing or alter the shape of a tooth.
And while veneers are a celebrity favorite to quickly and dramatically transform smiles, a Tom Cruise-sized bank account is not required to benefit from these wonders of the cosmetic dental world. What you do need is a desire to be rid of some of the following conditions.
You may think of stereotypical brown stains caused by coffee or smoking, but there are many other types of stains. Excessive fluoride use in childhood promotes fluorosis, which can make areas of the tooth appear chalky, whiter than their natural shade. Antibiotics such as tetracycline are known to produce a grayish or blue-gray appearance to the teeth.
If a single tooth is darker than surrounding teeth or features dark pits, it may be due to previous dental work such as root canal therapy or due to old or worn restorations. A range of these and other types of flaws can be camouflaged with veneers.
You may have had a slight gap for as long as you can remember. Over time has that gap become larger and more noticeable? Spacing and alignment certainly have a genetic component, but teeth can also shift progressively due to a variety of factors such as excessive pressure from teeth grinding. Damaging habits like bruxism can also lead to other reasons behind adding veneers to your dental wish list: chips and wear. Worn teeth can appear too short.
Dental veneers in Chicago can be a great option to improve the look of many patients’ smiles. Is it the right option for you? After an examination, the dentists may suggest less complex procedures, such as whitening treatments or other conditions may be identified that require more complex treatment such as beautiful and strong restorative porcelain crowns.
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