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Veneers in Shorewood

With veneers from Lake Shore Dental, patients with a wide range of cosmetic issues can enhance their smiles. Veneers are durable, thin shells of porcelain that are made to fit the front chewing surface of your teeth perfectly. Dr. Griffin is a skilled prosthodontist in Shorewood, and the veneers she creates for patients look and feel completely natural. They will cover up any imperfections and give you a shapely, even, and bright smile.

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The Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer many unique benefits for patients considering cosmetic dentistry treatments. The treatment process is minimally invasive, requires no oral surgery, and can typically be completed in just two appointments. No special care is required once the veneers are placed— simply brush, floss, and avoid chewing on non-food objects like ice, fingernails, and pens.

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Veneers

veneers: What They are & How They Can Restore Your Smile

Veneers are small, cosmetic prostheses that are designed to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth and cover up minor imperfections. Veneers are wafer-thin and they are usually made out of durable porcelain that is selected to match the color of your surrounding teeth perfectly. Once they are applied, veneers hide issues like tooth stains, minor chips, small gaps, and slightly crooked teeth.

What Can I Expect During the Veneers Process?

The veneer placement process is non-invasive and usually takes only two appointments.At your first appointment, Dr. Griffin will clean and numb your mouth, then remove a very thin layer of enamel from each tooth that you would like to cover with a veneer. This layer of enamel is removed to make sure the veneers fit perfectly over your teeth.

Dental impressions will be taken of your teeth, and Dr. Griffin will provide you with a set of temporary veneers to wear until your permanent prostheses are created. Once your permanent veneers are complete, Dr. Griffin will check their fit and color to ensure they look perfect. Then, she will bond the veneers into place permanently. You’ll leave our office with a fresh, beautiful smile!

How Do I Keep My Veneers Clean?

Care for veneers just like you would your natural teeth. Brush for at least 2 minutes 2-3 times per day, and floss once per day to remove food and bacteria from in-between your teeth. Beyond this, we also recommend seeing Dr. Griffin regularly for six-month cleanings and oral exams.

The COST OF veneers

Veneers are a cost-effective cosmetic treatment that offer beautiful results. The cost of your veneers will depend on a number of different factors, such as:

  • Which teeth you would like to treat
  • The type of material (porcelain or resin) used to create your prostheses
  • The number of teeth you would like to cover

To get a quote for the price of your treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin at Lake Bluff Dental. We offer flexible financing for veneers and other cosmetic treatments, so it’s easy to get the smile of your dreams even if you’re on a budget.

Signs That You're A Good Candidate for Veneers

If you have a healthy smile and are free of issues like tooth decay and gum disease, you are most likely a good candidate for veneers. If you grind or clench your teeth, it is recommended that you address these issues before having your veneers placed, since this could dislodge or crack veneers.

Veneers are a strictly cosmetic treatment and cannot be used to repair major damage. Still not sure if you’re a candidate? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin to learn more about your options!

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