Over time it is not unusual for teeth to get small nicks and cracks as well as discolor. The solution that is often recommended by a dentist is to fit porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth, somewhat like fitting false fingernails over a natural nail.
When would a veneer be a good option?
Tooth veneers in Chicago can be used to repair minor surface imperfections, change the color of teeth as well as change their shape and position. Your dentist can choose a precise color which can be used to improve a single tooth or to improve the looks of all your visible teeth. If you have chipped a tooth, a veneer can make it appear perfect; the veneer can be made to cover the entire tooth with it being somewhat thicker where it acts as a replacement for the broken section. Tooth veneers can close gaps between teeth and they can be used to bring a slightly out of position tooth in line with the other teeth.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Once tooth veneers have been fitted, teeth regain their natural beauty. As veneers are extremely thin and affixed with special dental adhesive there is very little prep work required, reducing the time needed to perform the procedure to a minimum.
How long does it take?
When getting veneers in Chicago you will have to visit the dentist two or three times. During the first visit the dentist prepares the tooth, makes impressions and chooses the best color, during the second visit the veneers are fitted.
Once the veneer is affixed to the front of the tooth the dentist will make any minor adjustments, after a week or so you may wish to return to the dentist to have it checked and polished.
Once fitted, porcelain veneers in Chicago should last many years, but, just like your natural teeth they can also chip. Small chips in the veneer can be easily repaired or if necessary, a replacement can be fitted.
The cosmetic dentist at the Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park offers his patients the best composite veneers in Chicago.