Your Smile Transformed—Are Veneers Right For You?

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 12, 2019

If you are one of the many adult dental patients who wants to improve dental aesthetics, our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists can help you. We offer a number of aesthetic treatment options that deliver attractive, natural looking results. Today we are providing an overview of one of these treatments: the dental veneer.  Are veneers right for you?

A veneer is a thin porcelain restoration that is designed to resurface the patient’s visible tooth. A veneer is only as thick as a contact lens, so it can be applied to the patient’s existing tooth structure without appearing bulky or awkward.

Dental patients of many ages choose to use dental veneers because they are:

  • Customizable

    Veneers are shaped, sized, and shaded to match the patient’s natural dental shade. This ensures an attractive end result, and allows our team to blend veneers with the patient’s existing smile.

  • Durable

    Because veneers are crafted from porcelain, they are designed to hold up to the wear and tear of daily life. Veneers are also stain-resistant, so they remain bright over a period of many year.

  • Expedient

    The entire dental veneer treatment process can generally be completed in just two to three dental appointments. Veneers allow patients to achieve smile transformations quickly.

  • Versatile

    Using dental veneers, you can improve your dental aesthetics in a number of different of ways: closing gaps between teeth, covering dark and damaged enamel, improving dental alignment, and lengthening disproportionately short teeth. Even better is that you can achieve all of these objectives at once with just one cosmetic solution.

Thanks to veneers, more and more patients are able to improve their smiles without undergoing lengthy, inconvenient treatments. If you think that veneers may work for your smile, please feel free to contact our Elmhurst veneers dentists; we’ll be able to assess your smile to determine whether these porcelain restorations can meet your needs.