Veneers – Des Plaines, IL

A Comprehensive Makeover for a Beautiful Smile

Contrary to what social media might have you believe, most people are not born with a naturally perfect smile. Even Hollywood celebrities have undergone cosmetic dentistry to improve their pearly whites. So, if you’re struggling with dental flaws like chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth, our team at Brite Smiles can effectively cover them up with veneers! With these porcelain shells, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Keep reading or give our team a call today to learn more about veneers in Des Plaines.

Why Choose Brite Smiles for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Natural-Looking & Durable Dental Materials
  • Long-Lasting & Reliable Cosmetic Results
  • Expert, Friendly, & Dedicated Dental Staff

What Are Dental Veneers?

an example of a veneer in Des Plaines

Dental veneers are super-thin porcelain layers that are designed to specifically fit over a tooth to conceal dental flaws. It can be custom-crafted to completely alter the color, shape, and size of your pearly whites. The porcelain material is non-porous, meaning your veneers will be highly-resistant to staining and discoloration. They’re also incredibly durable and can provide a near-permanent whitening solution for your smile. After they’ve been fused to your teeth, veneers can help conceal one or several imperfections, including:

  • Small spaces or gaps in your smile
  • Pesky stains or discoloration
  • Minor cracks or chips
  • Slightly crooked or worn-down teeth
  • Misshapen, small, or stubby teeth

The Process of Getting Veneers

an example of a veneer covering a tooth

Veneers typically take as little as two appointments to complete the treatment. The first will involve an initial cosmetic consultation so that we can discuss your smile goals and how this option can provide the best solution for your teeth. Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for veneers, we’ll begin by removing a small amount of your enamel and take impressions of your prepared teeth. These will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication, which should take two weeks to finish.

In the meantime, you’ll wear a provisional set to protect your exposed teeth and serve as a “test run” for your permanent set. Once your final veneers come in, you’ll return to our office so that we can switch out your temporary ones. We’ll make any necessary final adjustments, polish your brand-new teeth, and ensure that the fit is comfortable and that you’re satisfied with the results before sending you on your way.

The Benefits of Veneers

a woman smiling with veneers in Des Plaines

While various kinds of cosmetic dental services can improve your teeth, veneers offer the most comprehensive method for enhancing your smile. Here are some of the essential advantages you can expect from these porcelain shells:

  • Treats one or multiple dental imperfections simultaneously
  • Can conceal various kinds of dental flaws
  • A quick, comfortable, and minimally invasive treatment process
  • Durable and lifelike cosmetic results
  • Can last 15 years or more with proper care