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Patients looking for a complete smile makeover can look forward to comprehensive treatment with veneers. Veneers transform teeth by improving the symmetry and appearance of their smile. Dr. Michael Kowalik offers full-mouth reconstruction using porcelain veneers to patients in Cook County.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers provide a way to achieve uniform teeth with one treatment. Crafted using thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are bonded to the surface of teeth to resemble the look and feel of natural enamel, while improving the smile’s function and appearance.
This procedure solves a multitude of dental issues by narrowing, widening, or lengthening teeth, as well as adjusting the color, to achieve patients’ desired appearance.
Porcelain veneers address:
- Crooked Teeth
- Cracks or Chips
- Uneven or Misshapen Teeth
- Minor Gaps between Teeth
Veneers offer a range of benefits, including improved appearance and strength (for those using veneers to repair cracks or chips). Each set of veneers are custom made to fit each patient’s teeth and work towards their goals.
Different Types of Veneers
Generally, veneers come in two major varieties: traditional and prep-less.
Traditional veneers require preparation, which reshapes teeth to allow veneers to fit snugly over them. Traditional veneers are permanent and require creating grooves on the existing tooth’s surface to properly adhere the prosthetic.
Prep-less veneers, on the other hand, avoid the initial step of preparing teeth and allow veneers to be placed over existing dentition without alteration. While not as durable as traditional veneers, many patients with certain aesthetic issues choose prep-less veneers to conserve as much natural teeth as possible.
Keeping veneers clean is as simple as maintaining proper hygiene as you would with natural teeth; patients using veneers are advised to brush and floss normally and visit the dentist at least twice a year. Patients are also advised to avoid chewing hard foods, such as ice and hard candy, to prevent damage.
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A complete smile makeover is just around the corner. Dental veneers can address your concerns and improve your appearance in just a few weeks!
For more information about veneers or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Kowalik, call us or visit our practice in Burbank. We’ll help you smile with confidence.