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Should I Consider Veneers?

Find out if your smile is right for dental veneers.

Wanting to improve the overall appearance of your smile? Tired of minor imperfections keeping you from your dream smile? Well, now veneersyou don’t have to deal with it any longer. Your Batavia, IL dentist, Dr. John C. Koechley, has the answer: dental veneers.

What are veneers and when are they used?

Veneers have become a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for giving Batavia-area patients a straighter, whiter, and more attractive smile. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that look similar to fingernails but are designed to go over the front of your teeth to change the color, shape, or size of your smile and improve its overall look.

Veneers can be used to cover a myriad of imperfections including:

  • Severe discolorations
  • Cracks or chips
  • Minor crookedness
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen or malformed teeth

Veneers can be a great option for those patients who have internal stains for which professional teeth whitening is not effective. Furthermore, veneers can give you the straighter smile you have always wanted without worrying about wearing braces for several months. In just two visits your smile could be completely transformed with veneers.

So, what makes someone a good candidate for veneers?

First and foremost, your oral hygiene must be up to par. This means you should be brushing twice a day and flossing every day without fail. You also should be dedicated to seeing your Batavia dentist every six months for routine exams and cleanings (and to check the health of your veneers).

Secondly, you should be an adult who has good oral health that is free of decay, cavities or gum disease. If we discover any of these issues prior to your treatment, we will need to address these issues first.

Those who grind their teeth, clench their jaws, bite their nails, or often use their teeth as tools are advised not to get veneers, as there is an increased chance of damaging them. Even though they are made from strong, durable porcelain, putting pressure on your veneers can cause them to break or pop off.

Also, because some healthy tooth enamel must be removed prior to applying the veneers, this procedure is considered irreversible. So you will want to make sure that you are 100 percent committed to getting veneers before you opt for this treatment.

If you are ready to take the plunge and get dental veneers in Batavia, IL, then it’s time you scheduled an appointment with Dr. John C. Koechley today. We would be happy to setup a consultation to see if veneers are ideal for you and your smile goals.


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