Bucktown Wicker Park Dental
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chicago, IL
Cosmetic imperfections shouldn’t ruin your smile. That’s why Melissa Daza, DDS, Michelle Schwartz, DDS, and the dedicated Bucktown Wicker Park Dental team offer veneers. With this simple, effective procedure, you can get the smile of your dreams. To learn more, call their Chicago office or book a visit with the expert cosmetic dentists online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are essentially shells that sit on the front surface of your teeth, correcting smile imperfections. These shells are affixed in place so you can eat, drink, and talk the same way you always have, but with the added benefit of a more beautiful smile.
Veneers are used to correct:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained teeth
How do veneers work?
Your first step to a perfect smile is talking with Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Daza about your smile goals. They’ll show you how veneers are placed over the top of stained or misshapen teeth, transforming your appearance.
Based on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Daza or Dr. Schwartz create customized veneers for you. They take a model of your unique smile before they create the veneer to ensure it fits beautifully with surrounding teeth.
Each veneer is a thin shell, usually made out of porcelain, shaped and colored to exactly match your surrounding teeth. In most cases, your tooth is prepared for the veneer. This involves very minimally removing the outermost layer of your enamel to make space for the veneer. That way, when set on your tooth, the veneer lays flush with surrounding teeth.
Once the veneer and your tooth are prepared, the Bucktown Wicker Park Dental team affixes the shell to your tooth using a special dental adhesive. After it’s placed, Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Daza polishes the edges of the veneer to ensure it blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
How do I care for veneers?
Veneers are designed to function just like a natural tooth so you can eat and talk normally. They’re also stain-resistant. That said, the same things that stain your natural teeth (such as coffee, wine, soda, and tobacco) can stain your veneers. To keep them as beautiful as possible for as long as possible, you may want to adjust some of your habits.
With proper care, veneers last a decade or longer. When they need replacing, Bucktown Wicker Park Dental ensures the process goes smoothly and your beautiful smile is preserved.
Are you ready to get your dream smile? Call Bucktown Wicker Park Dental or book your appointment online today.