Minor imperfections can significantly impact the way you feel about your smile. However, there are many treatment options available to boost your confidence, one being veneers.
With veneers from DentArt in Chicago, IL, you can improve the look of your smile and cover any dental blemishes that make you feel less confident. Dental veneers use a thin shell to cover your existing teeth and improve your overall appearance.
How Do Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile?
Dental technology is constantly improving, giving you more options to fix imperfections in your smile. Dental veneers are one of these significant advancements, allowing our dental team to repair minor cosmetic issues with ease. With various types of veneers available, including ultra-thin porcelain veneers, you can restore your smile. We often use this treatment option to correct issues such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discoloration, particularly when teeth whitening is ineffective
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth
- Worn down teeth
Dental veneers allow you to keep your existing teeth while covering any imperfections, so you can smile with pride. You can get veneers on one tooth or several teeth. You can smile with pride knowing that your dental veneers will match the color and texture of your natural teeth, so no one will even know you had dental work.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
Veneers are an ideal alternative to more invasive dental procedures. Unlike dentures or dental implants, dental veneers are minimally invasive and require less treatment time, allowing you to get the smile you deserve without spending a significant amount of time in the dental office.
Instead, you’ll enjoy a fast, efficient method of restoring imperfections in your teeth. With appropriate maintenance and careful care, you can expect your veneers to last between 10 and 15 years before you need to replace them.
What to Expect from the Procedure
During your first visit with our cosmetic dentists in Chicago, IL, we will discuss available veneer options and evaluate the current state of your oral health to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
Once you decide to move forward with the procedure, we will schedule an appointment to remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth. We then take a mold of your teeth to send to the lab for veneer fabrication. Once we receive the veneers, we will bond them in place on your existing teeth. Your veneers should be ready in seven to 10 days.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
How much you spend will depend on how many veneers you need and what material you choose. Veneer cost varies with different teeth. Because our veneers are of the highest quality, they typically start at around $1,699.
However, porcelain veneers last longer and can be a wise investment to reduce future care costs. Be sure to ask your insurance about coverage for porcelain veneers. We can also help with financing to ensure you can get the treatment you need.
How to Care for Dental Veneers
Once you receive your dental veneers, you need to care for them properly to ensure they last for as long as possible. Immediately following the procedure, you may need to avoid hot or cold drinks or food for a couple of weeks due to sensitivity. You will also need to avoid eating particularly hard or crunchy foods to avoid breaking your new veneers.
Individuals who grind their teeth in their sleep should invest in a mouth guard to protect their dental work. Beyond these changes, routine brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings are all you need to do to keep your veneers in good condition.
We look forward to getting started on your dream smile! Contact our cosmetic dentist today to schedule a consultation for dental veneers.