Are Veneers Right For Me?

Are you ready for your smile makeover? Dental veneers may be right for you! Veneers are an excellent tool for improving the look and function of your teeth in just a few quick visits to First Class Smiles. If you’re wondering whether dental veneers are right for you, Dr. Grandinetti and Dr. Morrison have listed everything you need to know about these tools for success, so keep reading to learn more! Our team is well-known as the leading experts in Des Plaines dentistry, and we know exactly how to give you a smile you deserve.

Who Benefits From Veneers? 

Veneers are a great way to boost the appearance of your smile. In some cases, veneers are a better alternative for patients who don’t want to endure years of orthodontic treatment to fix minor issues like gaps between their teeth. 

You’ll love the results our veneers will give you if you suffer from: 

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Missing teeth 

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that cover your tooth’s surface. These shells are made from white ceramic and tinted to match the color of your teeth, so no one will ever know the difference. Our team uses specialized bonding glue to fit the shell over your tooth so that it lasts for years to come. First Class Smiles offers traditional porcelain veneers, no-prep composite veneers, or e.Max and Empress brand pressed ceramic veneers so you can choose the style that works best for your smile. 

Traditional Veneers: This traditional tool is made of porcelain or composite. Porcelain veneers are biocompatible with your original teeth, and because they won’t stain, they work as a great long-term solution for worn-down teeth. Composite veneers are a more affordable option that requires minimum enamel removal during application. Composite veneers require replacement after several years but can be easily repaired. 

No-Prep Veneers: While traditional veneers require several appointments to prepare your teeth for application, no-prep veneers don’t require as much time. We’ll take an impression of your teeth to develop a mold for the veneer before we apply the shell to your teeth. Dr. Grandinetti and Dr. Morrison only remove a minimal amount of enamel for this procedure, so you won’t need an anesthetic. 

e.Max Veneers: This treatment option is made from lithium disilicate glass ceramic that allows for a thinner, more flexible, and more vibrant shell. E.Max veneers are ultra-durable, so you’ll love your smile for years to come. 

Empress Veneers: Empress veneers are made of a material called IPS Empress Esthetic and come in a variety of colors to get you the perfect tooth color match. This natural-looking brand is sure to impress you and your friends!

If one or more of your teeth are cracked, stained, or mismatched, veneers can literally cover up these issues and restore your smile to its original shine. 

Are Veneers Right For Me?

Benefits of Veneers

If you’re looking to cover up stained, chipped, or worn-down teeth, dental veneers are an excellent treatment option. There are so many benefits to getting veneers!

Repair Your Teeth: These custom-made implants fix issues like gaps between teeth, stains that can’t be removed with your regular oral hygiene routine, and misshapen teeth that have worn down with age. In some mild cases, veneers can even correct a misaligned bite to give you an improved smile and appearance. 

An Easy Process: This minimally invasive procedure is relatively simple. Our expert team will remove the top layer of enamel and adhere the shell directly to your tooth. You may not even need anesthesia, and the results are immediate! 

Permanently White: If you’re looking for a more permanent whitening solution than regular whitening visits can give you, veneers may be your best choice. The stain-resistant material covers up existing discoloration and leaves you with a smile that fights staining in the future. 

Great for Enamel Loss: After years of eating acidic foods or brushing your teeth too forcefully, your enamel can wear down. Unfortunately, once the enamel is gone, it won’t grow back, and missing enamel can cause major sensitivity and feel extremely painful. Veneers work like a shield to protect your tooth from sensitivity caused by lost enamel. 

Getting Veneers: The Process

When you decide that veneers are right for you, the process will take two to three visits with the First Class Smiles team to give you the results you’re looking for. During your first visit, we’ll examine your smile to see if you’re a good candidate for veneers. Once we’ve approved your treatment, we’ll take impressions to create molds for your veneers that look as natural as possible. 

Now that we have your veneers ready to go, Dr. Grandinetti or Dr. Morrison will shave off a thin layer of your tooth’s enamel. We’ll carefully glue your veneers to these teeth so they stay on for years to come, and then you’re ready to go home!

Caring for Your Veneers

Just like your natural teeth, taking care of your veneers extends their lifetime and durability. All you need to do is maintain a good oral hygiene routine by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and keeping up with your regular dental appointments at First Class Smiles. If you follow these instructions, your veneers could last as long as 10-15 years!

Are Veneers Right For Me?

Experience First Class Dental Care

Our First Class Smiles team believes everyone deserves the power of a beautiful smile with first-rate care. Whether you’ve got chipped or stained teeth or you’re just looking for your next smile center for exceptional dental care, we’ve got you covered. 

Your smile is waiting for you. Schedule your first appointment at our office in Des Plaines to get started today! Keep in touch with us on our social media