If you have a purely cosmetic smile problem that you would like to have corrected, you may be thinking about getting dental veneers. Dental veneers are a popular and cost-effective way for patients to have cosmetic changes made to their smiles. If you would like to meet with our dentist in Elmhurst to see if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, make an appointment to see our cosmetic dentist at our practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates.
Porcelain veneers are actually thin porcelain shells which are made to cover the front portion of the tooth. Dental veneers will not serve to strengthen the tooth so they can only be used to fix purely cosmetic smile problems. However, porcelain veneers are very thin, but very strong. They are permanently attached to the teeth and will last you for many years to come. Porcelain veneers are made to perfectly color-match your adjacent teeth so no one will ever be able to tell you are wearing them. If it ends up that your smile problem is also functional in nature, our cosmetic dentist in Elmhurst, Dr. Michael Weiss, may recommend that you get a porcelain crown instead. A porcelain crown will cover your tooth on all sides and not only improve the look of the tooth but improve its function as well.
It does remain though that porcelain veneers are great for correcting many different types of smile problems. Among the cosmetic problems that can be corrected using porcelain veneers are: teeth that are too short; teeth that are slightly misaligned; teeth that are misshapen; teeth that have surface cracks in the enamel; teeth that are chipped; teeth that have uneven gaps between them; teeth that are discolored and cannot be corrected using dental whitening methods; and teeth with many other different types of cosmetic problems. A patient may need to get only one porcelain veneer, or they may get several porcelain veneers depending on their particular smile situation. If you would like to meet with our cosmetic dentist to see if your smile problem can be corrected using porcelain veneers, contact us today. Our dentist in Elmhurst will be happy to meet with you and discuss the different treatment options available to give you the smile of your dreams.