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There are many people who, for one reason or another, don’t like their smile. Regardless of the cause, feeling shame or self-consciousness about one’s smile is not anything anyone should have to live with. Cosmetic dentistry helps people with damaged or discolored teeth have a smile they are proud of again. Dental veneers are just one powerful tool to that end.

Dental veneers go on the outside face of your teeth in order to improve or correct appearance, much like a new façade on an unsightly but structurally sound building. They are thin, hardy shells custom-made for your teeth. They can cover stains or discoloration, correct crooked or uneven teeth, span large unwanted gaps, and repair chipped or worn teeth. When they are done, veneers look and feel like healthy, natural teeth.

Getting veneers at Magnificent Mile Family Dental requires multiple visits for the whole process. Teeth are first prepared by being shaped and textured. This ensures the veneers will bond with and fit to each tooth correctly. When the veneers, modeled off your own teeth, are ready, they are given a final fitting and cemented on during another visit.

If cared for properly, your new veneers can last for several years. Although veneers can’t get cavities, they can stain over time, so maintain good oral hygiene habits. Be sure to keep your teeth clean so that there is no decay underneath the veneer.

Dental veneers can supply you with the smile you’ve always wanted or wanted back. Call Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe at 312-280-0034 to see what she recommends for you.