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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
October 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Could a few of your teeth benefit from a makeover? Veneers offer a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth affected by dental veneersflaws. Naperville, IL, dentists Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik explain how veneers work and discuss a few ways that they can transform you smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers cover imperfections with a thin layer of porcelain. Porcelain not only looks just like tooth enamel but also offers exceptional strength. Veneers are custom made to fit the front of your teeth, ensuring that your smile looks completely natural. In some cases, veneers can be attached directly to your tooth enamel with dental cement. In others, a very slight amount of tooth enamel may need to be removed first to ensure a good fit.

What are the advantages of veneers?

They're an excellent choice if you want to make large chips or cracks disappear from view. Veneers are also used to lengthen teeth and close slight gaps in your smile. Is one of your teeth crooked, twisted or pointed? Veneers conceal unusually shaped teeth, improving your smile quickly and easily.

Veneers are a good choice if one or more of your teeth are stained or discolored from antibiotic side effects, root canals, or trauma. When you visit our Naperville office, we'll select a veneer shade that matches the color of your other teeth perfectly. If you want a whiter, brighter smile than teeth whitening can provide, you may be interested in veneers.

Can everyone benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a good choice for most people, but there are some exceptions. Orthodontic treatment may be a better option if you have large spaces between your teeth. If a tooth is very short or there's not enough healthy tooth structure remaining, a crown may offer a better restoration option.

Enhance your smile with veneers. Call Naperville, IL, dentists Dr. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at (630) 420-2800 to schedule your appointment.