Your smile is often the very first impression you can make, so why not make it a good one? Some of us have that one minor imperfection that makes us self conscious in front of the mirror, but many of us have to deal with a variety of them at once, which can make it difficult to smile altogether. A full smile makeover with dental veneers can be your solution and your Morris, IL, professionals can help. To learn more get in contact with Dr. Douglas Halkyard and Dr. Scott Halkyard of Halkyard Family Dental.
Who Are Veneers For?
For smiles with slight gaps, teeth that are misshapen due to injury or wear, or are crooked, dental veneers are an excellent solution. They are perfect also for people with teeth that will not whiten with professional whitening treatments.
But if your dental problems are severe, your dentist may recommend other procedures. Your dentist will also address problems like decay or gum disease before recommending dental veneers.
How Do They Work?
Dental veneers are thin but very durable, typically porcelain, caps that are bonded onto your teeth in a similar way that crowns are. They reinvigorate your smile by giving your teeth an entirely new look.
Because they are thin, not as much of your tooth's enamel has to be removed to perform the procedure. This also means that little to no anesthesia is usually required. But because some of your teeth's protective enamel is removed it is still a permanent treatment.
You will be advised to avoid biting very hard foods to avoid breaking them, although they can be repaired by your dentist, the warning carries over to your natural teeth. Ice, corn kernels and hard candy can potentially damage your teeth and veneers alike.
Dental Veneers in Morris, IL
Ask your dentist if dental veneers are the right treatment for you. Make your appointment today by calling Drs. Halkyard of Halkyard Family Dental in Morris, IL, by dialing (815) 942-0830.