Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Explains the Versatility of Dental Veneers

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Sep 6, 2011

My patient Marcia had been mulling over cosmetic dentistry options for quite some time. Over the years, her teeth had become worn down, and some had actually chipped. Additionally she had large gaps between her teeth about which she had always felt embarrassed. Marcia put off making a decision about her cosmetic procedure because she was worried that her treatment would be difficult or uncomfortable. However, when she found out her son was getting married she decided it was finally time to get that smile she had been dreaming of. She wanted to be able to smile freely and confidently in those wedding pictures!

Our Elmhurst veneers dentists walked Marcia through her options one more time, explaining the timelines and anticipated results from each one. She quickly said that she had given it a lot of thought and she had decided that dental veneers were the optimal choice for her. Dental veneers were indeed a great option for Marcia because she was interested in correcting many cosmetic problems at once—and veneers are capable of correcting a host of problems.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are made of thin layers of porcelain that are affixed directly to the teeth. Because they are attached to enamel, they can give the appearance of a white, smooth smile regardless of the dental problem. Veneers are great for many patients interested in correcting:
• Discolored teeth—even those discolored from tetracycline staining or fluorosis
• Worn down teeth
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Large gaps between teeth
• Teeth with irregular shapes

Because dental veneers are individually shaped and shaded, they blend seamlessly with natural teeth. They can be used therefore, to fix one tooth or complete a total smile transformation. Marcia loves her veneers—they took years off of her smile, and she was proud to show it off at her son’s wedding! If you’ve been considering cosmetic dentistry treatment and you’d like more information about dental veneers, give our Elmhurst veneers dentists a call at (630) 733-1624.