A tiny chip can be a major flaw when it comes to teeth. Even small imperfections draw the eye and can feel uncomfortable against your tongue. And left untreated, some cracks can widen, exposing the inner parts of your tooth to infection. One common treatment for chipped and damaged teeth is the application of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic shells applied to the surface of your teeth. They can be colored and shaped in a variety of ways to match your other teeth and beautify your smile. Once applied, they cover chips and discoloration, replacing them with the appearance of a natural, perfect tooth.
In the past, the first step in applying veneers was to sand down the tooth to make room for the new layer of porcelain. But now, Oak Park Dental is pleased to offer DURAthin prepless veneers. DURAthin veneers are a new and exciting option that allows us to fasten your veneers directly to your enamel without removing any of your natural tooth, making them a perfect choice for anyone concerned about damaging their tooth’s natural structure. They’re especially effective for those who want to enlarge small teeth. With DURAthin, you don’t have to choose between preserving what’s left of a damaged tooth or repairing the look and function of your smile; if you ever want to have your DURAthin veneers removed, your original smile will still be there underneath.
Veneers may not be right for everyone. A tooth which has been badly damaged by decay may not be able to hold a veneer, and may need other treatment. But for many people, veneers are a versatile and long-lasting treatment for almost any cosmetic dental problem. If you are unsatisfied with your smile, or are looking for ways to repair damage to your teeth, call our office to schedule an exam. We are happy to offer more information about veneers and other treatments, so that you can make the choice that’s right for your smile.