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    Change Your Life With Veneers

    Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

    It is impossible to have a captivating smile without also having beautiful teeth. Even if you practice the best in dental hygiene, such as ensuring that you brush and floss regularly, your teeth can become discolored and suffer from small surface blemishes. Imperfections of this nature impact the beauty of your teeth, and the result is a tendency to smile less and cover your mouth when you do. Our dentists at Chicago Smile Design in Lincoln Park can leave you with the smile you have always wanted. For teeth that are stained and have surface imperfections, a cosmetic dentist can eliminate the problems by applying dental veneers. If you equate a veneer with a section of plywood, you are on the right track. A dental veneer is very similar, with the tooth being covered by an extremely thin sliver of porcelain on the visible part of the tooth. All veneers are custom-made to suit the specific patient; once your dentist has completed the bonding process, any minor imperfections and stains will be gone once and for all. As the actual veneer is very thin, it only takes a matter of a day or two to get completely used to the veneer. The dentist has two approaches that he can opt for when you want to get veneers: direct and indirect. During your initial visit to the dentist, he or she will explain what is available, what the cost differences are, as well as the life expectancy. The indirect method uses porcelain veneers that are produced in a dental lab against a cast of your teeth that was taken by the dentist after the surfaces were prepared. Indirect veneers are by far the most expensive, but they can last for at least fifteen years. The direct method, which is less expensive but only lasts a few years, is when the dentist bonds resin to the surface of your teeth, then grinds and buffs it. Although dental veneers give the best results, they are not the only way to whiten your teeth and regain your smile. Many people turn to teeth whitening or bleaching, of which can be done at home using OTC kits or by your dentist. If you plan on treating your teeth at home, it is best to source the kit from your dentist, for the dentist will instruct you on the correct way of doing it. For both teeth whitening and dental veneers, Chicago Smile Design can provide you with the service you want. Contact us today to schedule a consultation about your cosmetic dentistry.

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