Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Only you are truly qualified to judge the appearance of your smile. Do you love what you see in the mirror every morning? If not, why? Whatever your answer, there is a very good chance that porcelain veneers can fix it!
Veneers take just a few appointments, and the whole process is complete in a matter of weeks. And, for many people, they can provide a full smile makeover with just one procedure. Veneers are considered one of the most conservative dental procedures, and there is little to no alteration to the natural teeth. Unless your teeth have damage that requires a crown or filling, you are probably a good candidate.
What can veneers correct?
- Color – Teeth whitening is the weapon of choice against stains and discoloration, but sometimes it isn’t enough. Maybe your teeth are naturally darker that you want. Whitening removes stains, but doesn’t change the natural color. Maybe you were given the wrong antibiotics as a child. This can cause dark areas to develop as the enamel forms, and they are extremely difficult to remove with whitening. With veneers, your smile can be any shade you like.
- Size – Teeth too short? Too narrow? Veneers can easily enlarge small teeth. In combination with enamel contouring, they can be used to slim overly large teeth.
- Shape – A veneer completely covers the visible part of a tooth, so it can completely change the appearance. Whether a tooth is misshapen, or you simply want minor enhancements, porcelain veneers are the ideal answer. In some cases, dental bonding may be a viable alternative, though veneers are more durable.
- Spacing – Wide or uneven spaces between teeth can ruin a lovely smile. Veneers can be used to widen teeth very slightly, thereby closing the gaps.
- Rotation – Crooked teeth are usually corrected with braces. Veneers will not actually straighten teeth, but they may be used to make teeth appear straight if you want to avoid wearing braces.
If you think veneers may be right for you, call Big Smile Dental in Chicago at and schedule an appointment.