Veneers Turn Your Smile Around
By Scott Szatkowski D.D.S.
March 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Have you ever wondered why so many celebrities have a picture-perfect smile? Surely they can't all be blessed with such perfect teeth. The secret is, they're not. Many of those perfect grins you see are the product of porcelain veneers.Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers correct chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth by using a wafer-thin layer of porcelain adhered to the tooth to give it a new finish. Porcelain veneers create a lasting, beautiful surface and best of all, they look completely natural.

How Do I Get Veneers?

Calling your cosmetic dentist is the first step toward creating a new, gleaming smile. If you have gaps, chips, or discolored teeth, your dentist will work with you to determine if porcelain veneers are the right solution. If you and your dentist decide porcelain veneers are right for you, your dentist starts work on a custom treatment plan.

Types of Veneers

Depending on the individual needs of you and your teeth, your dentist may recommend one of  two  different types of veneers.

Traditional Veneers - This type of veneer requires your dentist to prepare your tooth by removing part of the surface layer so that the wafer-thin porcelain can adhere. This option is not reversible because a portion of your natural tooth is removed. This option is generally more versatile and performed more often.

No-Prep Veneers - These type of veneers are exactly what they sound like. They require no preparation of the tooth. While this does mean this option is reversible and it saves more of your natural tooth, it may not be an option for everyone.
Veneers provide a long-lasting, durable, and natural looking solution to correcting cosmetic issues. Porcelain veneers resist staining better than natural teeth and can last up to twenty years or more.

If you have broken, misshapen, or discolored teeth, talk to your cosmetic dentist to see if veneers are right for you. Dr. Scott Szatkowski of Elk Grove Village, IL offers veneers and a variety of other cosmetic dental solutions to brighten your grin. Schedule an appointment today to find how you can have that beaming, celebrity smile.