Dental veneers can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues with the teeth. They are custom made to match not only the color of your teeth, but also the natural shape. When applied, they can improve the look of teeth that are chipped, pitted, cracked, discolored, slightly misaligned, and can even correct small gaps between the teeth. Almost anyone can be a candidate for veneers, and Dr. Nicholas Kemp, a dentist specializing in dental veneers in Yorkville, can help.
How Veneers Work
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are custom-made to fit perfectly on the fronts of your teeth. Because they are so thin, very little preparation must be made before the veneers can be put into place. The dentist only removes a thin layer of enamel to make room for them.
Your teeth are prepared for veneers in the first appointment. During this time, your dentist will also make a mold of your teeth from which your permanent veneers will be made. You will wear temporary veneers for a few days, until your permanent veneers are ready. Then the permanent veneers will be affixed to your teeth with a special bonding agent that makes them strong and durable.
What Veneers Can Do
Dental veneers are one of the most versatile treatments in cosmetic dentistry. They can help correct a wide variety of cosmetic issues, including problems that were once only treatable with invasive crowns or uncomfortable, long-term orthodontic treatment. Veneers, by contrast, are much less invasive and can provide a completely new look in only two visits.
The careful color matching of veneers, as well as the semi-transparent nature of porcelain, means that they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Unlike cosmetic crowns, which are often made of a more opaque material, veneers reflect light just like natural enamel. They are durable and long-lasting, meaning you will be able to show off your smile for many years to come. Veneers provide a perfect, natural-looking smile that you will be proud of.
For more information about dental veneers and what they can do for you, please call our office for an appointment or consultation.