Using porcelain and composite veneers to transform the smile and disguise imperfections
Dental veneers are one of the more popular cosmetic dental procedures. They are thin pieces of porcelain or composite material bonded to your teeth’ front surfaces. These restorations can quickly address stained, chipped, misaligned, or even gapped teeth that may impact the smile’s appearance. Dr. Ahmed Mataria and Dr. Suh of Eco-Friendly Dentistry in Oak Lawn, Illinois, can evaluate you to determine if you are a proper candidate for dental veneers.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.
How are veneers used to enhance the smile?
Veneers are used to improve the appearance of your smile in several ways.
- You can use them to change the color of your teeth
- You can use them to change the shape of your teeth
- You can use them to close gaps between your teeth
- You can use them to adjust the size of your teeth
- You can use them to disguise teeth that are stained or chipped
- You can use them to cover misaligned or crooked teeth
What is the process of obtaining dental veneers?
The process of getting yourself dental veneers typically takes two visits to our office. At your first appointment, we will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a slight amount of enamel from the front surfaces of your teeth. This is needed to ensure that the veneers will lay flat and look natural once bonded. We take impressions of your teeth which will be sent to our dental lab, where your veneers will be custom-made.
At your second appointment, we will bond the veneers to the front surfaces of your teeth using special dental cement. Once in place, we will make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your bite is comfortable. Patients leave the office at this point with brand new smiles, ready to share with their friends, families, and coworkers!
How do I learn more about fixing stained or chipped teeth with veneers?
If you are considering getting dental veneers, it is essential to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist at Eco-Friendly Dentistry of Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Ahmed Mataria and Dr. Suh will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment for your unique dental needs. Call the office at 773-429-1400 to request an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 4934 W 95th Street .