Do you feel like your smile just drags your appearance down? Do your teeth cause you to have a drop in self-esteem? If so, you can improve your smile in just a few dental appointments with dental veneers. This effective dental restoration can help overhaul your smile completely or simply correct a few teeth. What can dental veneers do for you? Find out with Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch at Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL.
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer fits over the front of the tooth to provide a new appearance. The veneer is made from porcelain, which closely mimics the natural teeth’s light-reflecting qualities, color, and general look. Your dentist will help match your new veneer to your existing natural teeth to ensure that they blend in with your smile subtly and naturally. Your dentist will prepare the tooth before placing veneers. This process includes removing a very thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth.
How is a dental veneer made?
A dental laboratory designs, creates, and finishes a dental veneer especially for your tooth. The laboratory creates each veneer separately, requiring enough time to do so. The process usually takes about two weeks, though can be longer or shorter depending on certain circumstances. Your dentist will prepare the teeth and take an impression of your mouth at one appointment, allow time for the laboratory to create the veneers, then schedule a second appointment to place the final restorations. In between the two appointments, your dentist may place temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth from damage.
Dental Veneers in Chicago and River Forest, IL
For more information on dental veneers, please consider a consultation with Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, and Dr. Frances Lynch at Lynch Dental Center in Chicago and River Forest, IL. Call (312) 263-3235 to schedule your appointment in Chicago, IL and (708) 366-6411 to schedule your appointment in River Forest, IL today!