Because more and more patients are choosing cosmetic dental veneers to improve their smiles, our Elmhurst veneers dentists have put together this explanation of what it is like to go through the veneers placement process. If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry treatment, you will find this a helpful primer on how dental veneers work to enhance your overall smile.
Let’s start by talking about what, exactly, dental veneers are. Dental veneers are restorations that are made out of tooth-shaded porcelain. Veneers are crafted to be very thin, so that when they are applied to your teeth (covering the visible surfaces of your enamel), they look and feel like natural teeth.
When you come in for your consultation with our dentist, we will discuss how you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are regularly used to cover dark enamel, cover chips and cracks in teeth, make teeth look better aligned and proportioned, and make short teeth appear longer. You can actually fix multiple dental problems at once with veneers—our dentist will review how veneers can benefit your specific smile at your appointment.
Then we will take a mold of your tooth (or teeth) to which the dental veneer will be applied. This will ensure that your veneer fits securely in your mouth. We may have to shave away some dental enamel in order to make sure that your veneer sits on your tooth naturally, and does not look too bulky.
When your veneer is crafted, it will be both shaped and sized to coordinate with your natural teeth. We will then confirm that the shade of your veneer looks good with your natural smile. After that, our dentist simply attaches your veneer with a specially formulated adhesive, and you are on your way!
Veneers deliver amazing results without a hefty time commitment. If you want to learn more about how these cosmetic restorations work, please call our Elmhurst dentist office!