If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile, dental veneers are an excellent option. They are a popular choice for cosmetic dentistry due to their simplicity and effectiveness. Veneers can be used to whiten teeth and correct misalignments.
Dental Veneers in Tinley Park, IL
Dental veneers are a great option if you’re dealing with issues such as crowding, chipped teeth, worn down teeth, or stained teeth. These thin shells are placed on the front of the teeth and will mask any noticeable imperfections and make the teeth look even and straight.
Custom tailoring of the veneers can be done to match the color of your teeth, and they can be applied with minimal discomfort. They are strong and long-lasting, and they will typically last for many years before needing to be replaced or repaired.
At Amazing Smiles, we provide custom-designed dental veneers tailored to your individual needs and wants. This will require two appointments with us; the first to take scans of your teeth and the second to apply and adjust the veneers to ensure you get the desired results.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are incredibly thin layers that are attached to the front surfaces of a patient’s teeth. Depending on the type of veneers, the teeth may need to be prepared beforehand by removing a small amount of enamel. The veneers can conceal any visible imperfections and make corrections to the alignment of the teeth. Additionally, they can also help to even out the thickness of the teeth, thereby helping to close any gaps.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing in place with a strong dental adhesive.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface where veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth where veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both a great solution for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested, but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Veneers are usually not covered by insurance since they are considered to be a cosmetic procedure. On average, traditional dental veneers range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep dental veneers cost around $800 to $2,000 per tooth.
More Questions About Dental Veneers?
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