Oasis Family Dental
Paula Skowronski-Adamiak, DDS
Family Dentist & Facial Aesthetics Specialist located in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
Do you purposely smile with your mouth closed or feel embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth when you talk to friends and colleagues? Paula Skowronski-Adamiak, DDS, and the team at Oasis Family Dental in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, recommend veneers for adults who want to feel more confident about the aesthetic value of their smiles. Veneers correct a variety of common dental problems and give you an immediate boost to the aesthetics of your smile. If you’re unhappy with your smile, call the office to set up a consultation or request the next available appointment online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-fitted, custom-designed, thin porcelain shells that adhere to the front side of your teeth. These wafer-thin shells create a brighter, more uniform smile across your upper or lower teeth or both. Veneers attach to your teeth individually and are a cosmetic solution to a variety of dental imperfections, including:
- Uneven spaces
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Small teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Chips and cracks
Your dental team custom designs each individual veneer to cover up imperfections and add strength to weakened teeth.
What can I expect when I get veneers?
Veneers typically require two pain-free dental appointments, and you won’t need an anesthetic during the application process. During your first appointment, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth so your new porcelain veneers can be made to fit the contours of your teeth. At your second appointment, your dentist cleans your teeth then applies each individual veneer.
Your dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from each tooth to make room for the new veneer. Then they secure each veneer with dental cement and ultraviolet light. The light cures the cement so the veneer bonds securely to your tooth.
Veneers become a permanent part of your smile. You leave the office with a new, improved, aesthetically beautiful set of teeth.
How do I care for my veneers?
You brush and floss your veneers just like you did before. Maintaining good oral hygiene, including routine dental visits, ensures that your whole mouth remains healthy, and your veneers last as long as possible. Porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years with proper care.
Avoid biting on pens, biting your nails, or opening packages with your teeth, or you risk cracking or chipping your veneers. Treat them as you would your own tooth enamel and veneers will serve you for many years.
Dental veneers are often an ideal solution for adults who want a whiter, brighter, more evenly spaced smile without undergoing extensive dental procedures. Veneers are a simple and effective way to transform your smile from dull to dazzling.
Book a consultation online to talk with the experienced team at Oasis Family Dental about veneers or call the office to make an appointment.