What are dental veneers and how can they help
Improving the smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures is done every day to help patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. Whether a patient undergoes a tooth whitening treatment or an extensive smile makeover, Dr. Kumar and the team at SmileMoreToday Dental Wellness Center in Vernon Hills, IL is committed to ensuring patients can make dramatic, positive changes to the way they look. With cosmetic dentistry, anything is possible!
One common restoration used to make improvements to the smile is dental veneers. They are fabricated from impressions of the teeth and are made to bond over the front surface of the enamel. They are created from porcelain, which is a strong and beautiful material used in many dental restorations. They are common because they are long-lasting, cosmetically appealing, and can quickly and easily address imperfections.
Porcelain veneers are used in several situations. In most cases, they are bonded over teeth to hide misalignment, discoloration, and breakages such as cracks and chips. They can also be used to disguise gaps between teeth and to lengthen teeth that may appear to be too short. Hiding these imperfections is done quickly and easily with porcelain veneers. They are strictly cosmetic, but still, maintain the functionality of the natural teeth.
The process of receiving porcelain veneers starts with a simple examination. Dr. Kumar may suggest alternative treatments to patients, including dental bonding, orthodontics, or teeth whitening. When it has been determined that veneers are the best solution for the patient, they will have a preparatory appointment. During this visit, some minor tooth enamel may be removed and impressions are made of the smile. These impressions are used to create the veneers to fit precisely over the patient’s natural teeth. An outside laboratory creates the veneers and sends them to the dentist to bond in place.
Patients who are considering a smile-makeover or just the improvement of several imperfections in their smile may benefit from the creation and placement of dental veneers. Dr. Kumar of SmileMoreToday Dental Wellness Center has several locations in Vernon Hills, IL for convenience.