Eliminate Imperfections in Your Smile
One or more minor flaws in your smile can cause you to be self-conscious and less confident in social settings. If you’re suffering from a cracked, crooked, gapped, or discolored smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that’s used to cover imperfections, providing you with a natural-looking smile. Veneers are customized to each patient to ensure they blend in seamlessly with the rest of their teeth.
Veneers are a trusted method for cosmetically improving your smile. They’re extremely life-like. In fact, it only takes two fast and easy appointments for Dr. Martin to give you a beautiful new smile with veneers.
Veneers will noticeably boost your self-confidence by giving you a smile you’ll be happy to share.
How Do Veneers Work?
The veneers process starts with your initial consultation with Dr. Martin. During this appointment, he’ll take digital images of your teeth. We’ll use these high-quality pictures to design your new smile. We’ll also use a color guide to make sure your veneer perfectly matches the rest of your smile.
The next step is preparing your teeth for veneers.This will involve the removal of a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneer doesn’t stick out farther than the rest of your teeth.
Once your veneer is ready, Dr. Martin will place it precisely over the prepared tooth. He’ll numb the area first to make sure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Once the veneers are secured to your teeth using a special dental adhesive, they are polished.
Who’s a Candidate for Veneers
If you have damaged or discolored teeth, then you’re probably a good candidate for veneers. There are some requirements to qualify for veneers, however:
- Good overall oral hygiene
- Sufficient tooth enamel
- Moderately straight teeth
- You don’t habitually grind your teeth (bruxism)
To find out if veneers are right for your smile, contact Dr. Martin for a professional consultation. After examining your teeth, Dr. Martin will help you find the cosmetic treatment that works best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
The process of receiving veneers should be painless and at most, you should only feel mild discomfort. Some of your enamel will need to be removed to attach the veneer — those with sensitive teeth may experience more discomfort than others.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers typically last 12 to 25 years. The better you maintain your oral hygiene and take care of your veneers, the more likely they are to last.
How many appointments does the entire procedure require?
Two appointments are all it takes to get veneers as long as there aren’t any complications that require additional preparation or treatment. There’s one appointment to remove enamel and take molds and a second appointment to fit the veneers.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Cosmetic procedures such as veneers aren’t usually covered by private insurance. But your insurance carrier may cover some portion of the costs of your veneers . Of course, you’ll need to contact your insurance carrier to find out the details of your current plan. If you have any questions about your payment and financing options, just give us a call at (217) 355-9997 and we’ll be happy to help.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, do not try to put it back on or fix it yourself. Doing so could worsen your situation and make it more difficult for Dr. Martin to repair or replace your veneers.
Contact Dr. Martin immediately at (217) 355-9997 and schedule an appointment as soon as you notice something is wrong. If you can, save your veneer and bring it with you to your appointment.
How do I take care of my veneers?
Taking proper care of your veneers is virtually the same as taking care of your natural teeth. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and using mouthwash and flossing daily. It’s also essential to visit Dr. Martin for regular checkups twice a year.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
Technically, the only way to fix crooked teeth is to straighten them with braces. But veneers may be used to cover up slightly crooked teeth. If you think veneers might be the best solution for your crooked teeth, contact Dr. Martin for a consultation.
Achieve Your Dream Smile in Champaign, IL
Do you want a smile as flawless as the actors on your favorite television show? Porcelain veneers will eliminate imperfections, leaving you with a straighter, brighter smile.
Contact our friendly staff in Champaign, IL to find out if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. Just give us a call at (217) 355-9997 or fill our easy contact form, and we’ll get right back to you.