A bright, beautiful smile can greatly increase the quality of your life. Our dentist and team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with dental veneers. Please call Southwest Dental Center today at 708-425-4545 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashok Jhanji and learn more about getting dental veneers in Hometown, Illinois.

Veneers Q & A

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a permanent way to improve your smile without drastic dental surgery. They are a thin layer of tooth-colored material that is adhered to your teeth, making them look brighter and more uniform.

When you go to the dentist for veneers, they will take an impression of your teeth and send away for a customized set of shells that will fit the shape of your mouth. Next, the dentist will remove a thin layer of your teeth to make room for placing the veneers. Finally, once the veneers come in, the dentist permanently bonds them to your teeth.

What Are Veneers Made of?

The most common type of veneers is made of porcelain. There are many reasons for this, including the superior stain resistance of porcelain and the natural look they provide. Because porcelain veneers reflect light in a way that is similar to teeth, they are the material that looks the most realistic.
Another type of material that can be used is resin. These are thinner than porcelain and require less of the original tooth to be removed.

Who Could Benefit From Veneers?

Patients who have discolored teeth because of root canals, food and drink stains, or mismatched fillings can benefit from the application of dental veneers. Additionally, patients with teeth that are chipped or worn down from chewing, biting, or dental trauma can restore the natural shape and function of their mouth with the help of ceramic veneers. People who are unhappy with the shape, size, or spacing of their teeth can also achieve a more uniform smile through veneers.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

While veneers are permanent, they do not last forever. Typically, veneers have a lifespan of seven to 20 years, after which they will need to be replaced. Committing to good oral hygiene can help extend the life of your veneers.