Would your smile be perfect except for one or two teeth that are chipped or have other flaws? Lucky for you, dental veneers offer an easy way to conceal many types of imperfections. Dr. David L. Carlson, your Wheaton, IL dentist, explains how you can improve your smile with veneers.Dental Veneers

Veneers conceal flaws

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are placed on top of your teeth and attached with dental cement. Although veneers are as thin as a fingernail, they're thick enough to hide flaws that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Since veneers are only applied to the front surfaces of your teeth, they don't require extensive dental work.

Veneers are versatile

Veneers hide a variety of issues, including:

  • Chips and Cracks: Chips and cracks can mar the appearance of a tooth. Although they're usually not a serious dental problem, they can be very noticeable.
  • Gaps: Veneers cover gaps in your smile. Although large gaps may require orthodontic treatment, veneers an excellent option if you have slight spaces between teeth.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: Whether you have a tooth that is twisted, too short or just doesn't look like the others, veneers are an excellent choice.
  • Discolorations: Veneers hide discolorations caused by large fillings, root canal treatment and tetracycline use.
  • All-over Whitening: Dental veneers offer a simple way to whiten all of your teeth. Because they're available in many shades of white, you'll have no trouble finding just the right shade to make over your smile.

A Simple Process

The dental veneer process only takes two visits after your initial appointment. During the first appointment, your Wheaton dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to ensure a good fit for your new veneers and make an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to the dental laboratory that will make your veneers. You'll walk out of the office with a temporary set of veneers and will return in a few weeks to receive your permanent veneers.

Are you ready for a new smile? Call your Wheaton, IL dentist, Dr. Carlson, at (630) 653-9002, to schedule an appointment. Make over your smile with veneers!