Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Porcelain veneers are a simple choice for hiding an imperfect tooth or creating an overall perfect smile within only two visits to our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist office. Our patients appreciate that veneers look entirely natural, and are long-lasting. But, learn about the other benefits of porcelain veneers.
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Veneers can cover chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth

A slightly damaged or chipped tooth can distract from your smile, or make you feel self-conscious. Veneers are an excellent option for repairing this minor damage or providing your smile with an overall whiter look without having to deal with repeat whitening treatments. If you decide you only need one or two veneers, you may want to consider getting professional teeth whitening to achieve the whitest results possible before your veneers are made. That way, a whiter shade of porcelain can be chosen.

Get perfectly straight looking teeth with veneers – no braces needed!

Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth can have the appearance of perfectly straight teeth without the need for braces. Veneers can be made and shaped in such a way that once bonded to your teeth, they will provide natural results. It usually takes about two weeks to have veneers made, which is a much shorter timeframe than waiting months, or even years with braces.

Veneers require minimal enamel removal

Veneers are permanent, and cannot be reversed because a slight amount of tooth structure is removed. But, much of your tooth’s natural structure remains intact, which makes the process of veneers noninvasive. Compared to dental crowns, which require the entire outer structure of the tooth’s enamel to be removed, veneers require minimal enamel removal.

Veneers protect against tooth discoloration

Porcelain cannot stain. Once bonded to your teeth, you will not have to worry about tooth discoloration again! Teeth that are not protected by veneers, however, are subject to discoloration or staining. Practice good oral hygiene and receive routine dental cleanings to maintain your oral health, and reduce staining on your other teeth.

Veneers can increase self-confidence

Perfect smiles do not form naturally. They are created! Veneers can improve your self-confidence and make you light up a room when you enter. People who smile more are thought to be more successful, friendly, and more social.

Veneers are durable

Dental porcelain is high-quality and designed to withstand pressure from normal biting and chewing. However, it is recommended that you avoid biting your fingernails, chewing on pens and pencils, ice, and hard candies. With proper care, veneers may last a decade or longer.

Veneers are low-maintenance

The thin porcelain shells will cover the front surface of your teeth, although you still need to brush and floss daily. Veneers are low-maintenance, though. You do not need to change up your oral care routine once your veneers are placed.

Veneers in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Deciding to get veneers is a significant decision. If you have questions about veneers or want to find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, please call Lake Forest Smiles at (847) 234-4800 to schedule a consultation. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have provided elite dental care to the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.

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