Seven seconds is all it takes to make a first impression. Having a beautiful, healthy smile improves your chances of a positive interaction. Crooked or discolored teeth can detract from your otherwise pleasing smile. In Chicago, IL, the dentists at Big Smile Dental offer services including dental veneers to perfect your smile.
What are veneers?
Veneers originally came about in the late 1920’s to improve smiles for actors and actresses in Hollywood. Their smiles were improved temporarily for filming. Fast forward to today, and the technology has vastly improved. Now, everyone can have a Hollywood smile with help from the right dentist.
As thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth, veneers are used to cosmetically improve the smile. Porcelain is a ceramic material. It resembles tooth enamel in color and opalescence. Veneers are about the thickness of a fingernail. They are used to alter the size, shape, and color of the teeth. They can be used on a single tooth to correct dental imperfections or as a set to transform the smile. The result is a more uniform, beautiful smile.
Solution for crooked teeth
Imperfections such as moderately crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth are no match for porcelain veneers. As a cosmetic treatment option, veneers have many benefits for smile improvement.
- Thin – Veneers are as thin as a fingernail. Your dentist prepares your tooth, so the veneer blends and bonds seamlessly, creating a natural-looking result.
- Versatile – Veneers can be used on a single tooth or multiple teeth for a smile makeover. They disguise imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. Gaps between teeth and crooked teeth can be covered as well.
- Durable – The porcelain material is safe, sturdy, and durable for long-lasting smile improvement.
- Custom – Your veneers are custom designed, based on your mouth, impressions, and specifications. They are matched to the surrounding teeth in shape, size, and color to produce a natural-looking smile.