Are you unhappy with the way your teeth look? You do not have to live with them! Wicker Park Dental Group offers patients in the Chicago, IL area, veneers for a picture-perfect smile. The procedure is minimally invasive, and we offer flexible options that can meet your budget and your time frame.
Patients choose veneers to address a wide variety of cosmetic issues. They can improve the look of chipped or damaged teeth, intrinsic stains that do not respond to whitening, mildly crooked or gapped teeth, and they can even out misshapen or shortened teeth. Veneers are a versatile treatment that can improve the aesthetics of a single tooth or a whole row of teeth.
Your dentist can evaluate your teeth and help you determine if veneers are the best option for your smile. If you have cavities or issues with your gums, you will need to address them before preparing for veneers to ensure a successful and long-lasting restoration.
There are two main types of veneers for your teeth. The quickest, most cost-effective way to improve the look of your smile is with direct composite veneers. These are made by your dentist during your appointment and applied directly to the outside of your teeth. Your teeth will be cleaned, and the dentist will polish your teeth to help the composite bonding stay in place. In some cases, your dentist may recommend indirect composite veneers that are crafted outside of your mouth, and then bonded into place. This option can still be done on the same visit.
Porcelain veneers are a little more costly and require more preparation for your teeth, but they are more durable and can last much longer. Your dentist will have to remove a small layer of enamel on the front of your tooth to make space for the veneers, and then take impressions to send to the dental lab. Once the veneers are ready, you will return to the office and have them bonded into place.