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Three Smile Woes That Veneers Can Handle

November 3, 2016

There are many things that can go wrong with a smile, and we see patients every day who have been wanting a change for years but have never made the move to correct their smiles. Maybe you weren’t sure there was an option for you, but veneers may be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Veneers are thin porcelain pieces that we fit over the fronts of your teeth. The process takes a couple of appointments because we have to begin by preparing your teeth and taking impressions. From there, we send your impressions to a lab where the veneers are perfectly crafted for your smile.

Veneers can correct different things, so let’s take a look at three ways we can transform your smiles at Northalsted Dental Spa in Chicago.


#1. Genetic Smile Woes

Some smile woes are genetic, which means that you are born with them. Things like uneven teeth and gaps can be corrected with veneers. It’s simply a matter of filling those empty spaces with the material from the veneers.

Orthodontics is one way to treat those issues, but veneers can address many of these same issues albeit with a different approach. Orthodontics are intended to move your teeth while veneers cover your teeth instead.

Porcelain veneers can be a created to fit neatly on the front of your teeth. Once they are in place, they will hide your crooked or crowded teeth. They can conceal the gaps between two or more of your teeth, too.

In a way, veneers are sort of like a new set of siding for a house. Applying the veneers or the siding can completely change the appearance for the better.


#2. An Injured Smile

Teeth often end up getting damaged throughout life. You might see cracks, chips, or even broken teeth over time. We can repair the look of your smile with veneers by restoring the look of your smile. The result is a solid and stable smile for you to show off for years to come!

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile services available in cosmetic dentistry. In this case, however, they serve a restorative function as well.

Your cracked teeth may make for an interesting story or an embarrassing one. Regardless, they change how your smile looks to the people you speak with each day. Some people find that they even start to become self-conscious about their smile.

Thankfully, you can fix the physical problems and start feeling more confident about your smile with the help of veneers.

With veneers, each of your teeth can look complete once again.


#3. Deeply Stained Teeth

We’ve talked about the shapes and lengths of your teeth, but veneers also can correct deep staining. We offer teeth whitening, but some smiles can’t be helped with that level of whitening. In those cases, we turn to veneers for a more permanent and thorough transformation.

Veneers are made of materials that closely match the appearance of natural teeth. They reflect light in a similar way to real teeth, and they can be shaded to be as white as you would like them to be.

Think if them as you new and improved smile.


A Dependable Solution

We feel we need to address one more issue about veneers before we end this post.

The original veneers, which were made nearly a century ago, were not reliable. The adhesive materials used at that time were not particularly strong.

Today, however, we have veneers that can remain bonded to teeth for 20 years or more.

But what about the veneers themselves? Will the porcelain veneers break?

They aren’t indestructible by any means, but they are more than strong enough to withstand the normal wear and tear you put on your teeth. Your veneers will be capable of biting and chewing almost any food that you want.


Schedule A Consultation

Could veneers be the difference between a smile you hide and a smile you can’t wait to show off? The easiest way to find out is to plan a consultation at our dentist office in Chicago.

We can discuss what you would like to change about your teeth and whether veneers or another type of cosmetic dentistry could help you achieve the smile that you want to see in the mirror.

Contact us today to find out. Just call Northalsted Dental Spa at 773-245-2779 or use our online form to make an appointment. We would love to help you get the smile of your dreams as soon as possible!


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