Would you like to correct several cosmetic dental issues but don't want to undergo multiple dental treatments? Veneers offer the perfect way to treat many cosmetic problems. Dr. Whitney Behm in Woodstock, IL, explains how veneers work and discuss how they can improve your smile.
Veneers enhance your smile
Veneers conceal damage and imperfections in teeth and are very effective in changing the shape and length of teeth. They're made with very thin pieces of porcelain designed to cover the fronts of teeth. Each veneer is custom-made to ensure an excellent fit. Porcelain is often used in dental restorations because it's very durable and it looks like tooth enamel.
Veneers address many common cosmetic issues
You would think that every tooth in your mouth would look exactly the same, but that's not always the case. One or two teeth may be pointed or crooked or shaped a little differently than their neighbors. Veneers are designed to transform unusual looking teeth simply and easily. They can even be used to fill in gaps between teeth.
Veneers are also a good choice if you want to lengthen a tooth or hide discolorations, cracks, chips and other problems that may affect your smile. When your teeth aren't as white as you would like, veneers provide an excellent alternative to professional whitening or over-the-counter whitening kits available in Woodstock stores. Whitening products don't always whiten teeth as much as you would like. Many people who choose veneers as whitening option appreciate the fact that they can choose the final color of their teeth.
Although veneers offer many benefits, they do have a few drawbacks. They're not a good choice if you have large gaps between teeth, very crooked teeth or large cracks. Braces may be a better choice if you have large spaces between teeth or crooked teeth, while a crown may be needed to protect your tooth if you have a large crack.
Ready to make over your smile with veneers? Call Dr. Whitney Behm in Woodstock, IL, at (815) 337-1932 to schedule an appointment.