A chipped or broken tooth may not seem important. Until it’s your chipped or broken tooth. Then it’s all you notice when you look in the mirror, brush your teeth, or meet new people. It can cause tooth sensitivity, pain, and make a person feel embarrassed in social or professional situations.
Many patients believe that addressing damaged teeth for cosmetic reasons is expensive and out of their budget. However, Dr. Theodore Siegel and the team at Big Smile Dental in Chicago help patients find affordable treatments for all their preventative, restorative, and cosmetic needs.
Dental veneers can address many cosmetic and oral health concerns
Dental veneers are ultra-thin sheaths of porcelain that are cemented to the front of the teeth. Dentists and patients like veneers because it’s a simple and effective treatment that delivers excellent results. Veneers can be used to strengthen a tooth that is weak or damaged. They can also be used to mask imperfections such as discoloration or minor misalignment. Veneers can be used on a single tooth, or can be applied across several teeth. Because they are thin, they don’t require much of the enamel of the tooth be removed for a comfortable and natural fit.
Cosmetic treatments often improve oral health
It’s important to note that while treatments such as dental veneers do improve the appearance of the smile, they can also have important health benefits as well. For example, a tooth that is fractured and not addressed is more likely to become damaged further because of decay or another injury to the tooth. Fixing the tooth is critical to maintaining the health of the tooth and preventing damage, pain, and costly treatment in the future.
To learn more about dental veneers or any of the treatments offered by Dr. Siegel and his team, call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 today.