By Carol A. Cunningham, DDS
January 23, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Have you been thinking about improving your smile? Veneers provide a perfect solution whether your teeth are damaged, discolored or oddly shaped. The restorations, offered by your Decatur, IL, dentist, Dr. Carol Cunningham, conceal many common types of tooth flaws, enhancing your smile.

How do veneers work?

Veneers are thin porcelain or plastic shells that attach to the fronts of teeth where flaws are most visible. The restorations adhere to your teeth with dental cement and conceal imperfections.

Before you receive veneers, our Decatur dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from your teeth to ensure that your new veneers fit well and look natural. She'll also send an impression of your mouth to the dental laboratory that will create your custom restorations.

Are veneers right for you?

Veneers offer a simple way to hide many types of flaws that can affect your smile. Your dentist may recommend them if you have minor damage to your teeth, such as a small chip or shallow crack. Veneers can also conceal pits, bumps or uneven surfaces.

Thanks to veneers, you can completely change the way a tooth looks. They're a good choice if you have a crooked tooth that doesn't require orthodontic treatment. Shape-changing veneers not only make a crooked tooth look straight but can improve the appearance of any oddly shaped tooth.

Do you have a few teeth that are too short? Whether the teeth have always been short, or you've noticed that they've gradually grown shorter since you've been grinding your teeth at night, veneers add a little extra length.

Gaps between teeth are a common complaint. Although the spaces may not affect your ability to chew, they can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Veneers offer a simple way to close slight gaps between your teeth.

Veneers can be made to match the exact shade of nearby teeth or whiten your smile. They're a good option if you want to brighten all of your teeth or have a dark or discolored tooth due to large fillings, dental procedures or the use of certain antibiotics.

Are you ready to renew your smile with veneers? Call your Decatur, IL, dentist, Dr. Carol Cunningham, at (217) 422-7448 to schedule an appointment.

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