Chicago Dental Veneers in Lakeview & South Loop
One of the most popular options for changing the look of your smile is veneers. Made from porcelain, these thin, translucent laminates are designed to change the aesthetics of your natural teeth, to replace composite bonding and to correct crowding issues.
We can beautify your smile with the help of veneers by changing the color and shape of your teeth. A thin shell made of porcelain or plastic will be created to cover the front and top of the tooth and will be bonded in place.
We can use these veneers to lengthen misshapen or small teeth, close the gaps between your teeth and whiten teeth that may be resistant to bleaching. Worn and chipped teeth can also be protected from further damage and restored with the use of veneers.
The placement of veneers may require two or more appointments. We will first make impressions of your teeth, and then the lab will create custom veneers just for your teeth, giving you a custom fit for a more natural look. Your teeth will also be roughened and shaped at this appointment to ensure a proper fit.
At your next appointment, we will clean and polish your teeth to prepare for the bonding process. We will then use a special adhesive to securely bond the veneers to your teeth. This bond will be hardened and strengthened with the help of a high-intensity light.
After your veneers are placed, they will become a permanent part of your teeth. You can eat and do anything else as you normally would because of the extremely strong bond. When you are done, you will have a beautiful smile you can be proud of.
If your teeth have shifted or are chipped and/or discolored, placing composite resin bonding, veneers or crowns over the damaged teeth will make a significant difference.
If you have minor imperfections in your teeth such as a gap or crooked, short, chipped, decayed or broken teeth, bonding may be able to instantly fix your problem.
Veneers are the most popular method of improving the look of your smile. Veneers are translucent, thin shells of porcelain or plastic that are bonded to a tooth (generally only covering its front and top) and specifically made to improve the esthetics of natural teeth, to correct crowding, or to replace composite bonding.
Veneers can beautify your smile by improving the color and shape of one or more of your teeth. Veneers can be used to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained teeth. And if your teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original look.
It takes two or more appointments to restore your teeth with veneers. On the first appointment, your teeth are shaped and roughened. From impressions, precise working models are made of your teeth. It’s on these models that the veneers are crafted to exactly fit your teeth.
On the second appointment, your prepared teeth are polished and cleaned. Then an adhesive is used to bond the veneers to your teeth. A harmless high-intensity light hardens the adhesive.
Once in place, veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result is a more beautiful and natural looking smile!
Call us today for a free dental veneer consultation!
- Lakeview Office: 773.904.0644
- South Loop Office: 312.260.5042