The Intricacies of Dental Veneers Explained By Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Oct 6, 2015

It is possible, thanks to the realities of modern dentistry, for patients to transform t heir smiles quickly and completely using dental veneers. Veneers can make your smile look:

· Brighter

· Whiter

· Better balanced

· Unblemished

· Seamless

· Straight

· Smoothly textured

If you would like to learn more about how dental veneers work, keep reading this article by our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists!

Dental veneers are porcelain cosmetic restorations that are crafted to look like real teeth. Veneers are designed so that they completely cover the patient’s natural tooth. In order to place a veneer, our dentist will:

1. Shape your tooth in order to prepare it for the veneer

By shaping and filing away some of your natural dental enamel, our dentist will ensure that, once your veneer is in place, it does not look or feel bulky.

2. Take a mold of your tooth

Using a mold that we take of your prepped tooth, we can make sure that the veneer we craft will fit comfortably and securely.

3. Create your veneer

Your veneer will be sized and shaped to fit your prepped tooth exactly. Additionally, the porcelain of your veneer will be colored so that it blends with your existing smile.

4. Attach you veneer

The final step in the process is for our dentist to affix your veneer to your prepped tooth. Because we use a dental grade adhesive, your veneer will stay in place 24/7, and you’ll be able to jump back into your normal routine.

Veneers are suitable for a wide number of patients—patients of various ages, with different cosmetic needs, and with a range of budget requirements.

Want to figure out if cosmetic veneers might be right for you? If so, our Elmhurst dentists are here to give you all of the information that you need!