The veneer is needed on those patients whose teeth are structurally strong and they don't need to be crowned. They're simply doing this because for cosmetic reasons: because they have stains on the teeth, or they are not aligned well, or there are spaces in the teeth. Veneers are indicated on those patients. We are trying to be very conservative so we're not cutting their teeth to any more than we need. They are very lightly shaved down, which they can't even tell. Because of this reason, the cosmetic effect we get is pretty amazing. I've seen people who get up and give me a hug, and with the teary eyes, and that's what makes my day.
Dental veneers are tiny, no larger than a pinky nail. Yet they make a huge smile impact by covering imperfections like chips, cracks, and stains. When our South Elgin, IL dentists apply custom-made porcelain veneers to the front surfaces of your teeth, they will:
- Conceal a wide variety of flaws, including chips, small gaps, stains, and misshapen teeth
- Make worn-down teeth look longer
- Look natural in your smile, matching the shape and shade of your other teeth
- Strengthen your teeth, making them less prone to damage
- Turn back the clock on your smile, giving it a younger look
- Last at least a decade, if cared for properly
- Require less alteration of your teeth than a dental crown
Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile In Just Two Visits
After an initial consultation, it usually just takes two appointments to get your dental veneers. The short time frame is why they’re often called “instant orthodontics.” During the first appointment, our dentist shaves a tiny portion of enamel from your teeth to prepare them for the veneers. Then he takes impressions and sends them to a lab where your veneers are produced. On your second visit, he’ll ensure the fit is perfect and bond your veneers securely to your teeth.
Extended Hours Make It Easy to Get Dental Veneers
Like any service we offer in our greater Chicago area dental practices, we want it to be convenient for you to get your dental veneers. Most of our locations remain open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and offer Friday and Saturday hours. We want it to be easy for you to pay for your services too, so we can help you obtain credit through CareCredit, a popular health care financing plan. In addition, we offer a five percent discount for services paid in full.
For more information on dental veneers or to make an appointment at one of our four locations, call 630-883-0970.