Should I Get Veneers?
posted: Dec. 15, 2021.
How porcelain veneers from your dentist in Lincoln Park, IL, can enhance your smile
You have probably seen dental veneers in many smiles because veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services. You may be asking yourself if you should get veneers. The answer is YES! The truth is, dental veneers can hide both minor and major damage to your teeth, giving you a perfect smile that will get you noticed.
Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park, in Lincoln Park, IL, provides a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, including veneers to enhance your smile.
Dental veneers are thin laminates, typically made using porcelain. Porcelain has unique characteristics including:
- It’s light-reflective, just like natural tooth enamel
- It’s stain-resistant, so your veneers will stay beautiful
- It looks natural, just like natural tooth structure
You are an excellent candidate for porcelain veneers if you have teeth that are:
- Worn down from aging or bad habits
- Broken or missing tooth structure due to an accident
- Discolored or stained due to genetics or tobacco use
- Cracked or fractured due to trauma to your teeth
In some cases, your dentist may also be able to use veneers to minimize the appearance of:
- Uneven spacing
- Gaps between your teeth
- Overlapped, crowded, or rotated teeth
When you choose porcelain veneers, you are also choosing conservative dental treatment. That’s because little to no tooth structure is removed to place the veneers. Your dentist will remove just enough tooth structure to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
Caring for veneers is easy. You simply brush and floss your teeth normally. It’s important to avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages or rip off tags. Veneers are strong, but they can still be damaged by bad habits.
To learn more about the benefits of veneers and how they can enhance your smile, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park, in Lincoln Park, IL. You can reach him by calling (773) 935-9818, so call now!