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Should I get veneers? If you’ve recently spent time on social media, you’ve likely encountered different influencers and celebrities flashing a smile full of porcelain veneers. But remember, the decision to get veneers should be based on your unique needs and the advice of a trusted dentist – not the trending topics on your social feed. 

As discussed in the following post, porcelain veneers can be perfect for patients with worn, uneven, or damaged teeth. However, veneers are not the only way to a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Many patients can achieve beautiful teeth through orthodontia (such as Invisalign) and teeth whitening. Dental crowns are also a great option for those looking to improve the appearance of damaged teeth.

Town and Country Dental is a trusted name in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Wegner’s constant consideration for your oral-systemic health ensures that we provide the right cosmetic dentistry treatments for your long-term well-being. 

If you are considering veneers, call Town and Country Dental at (708) 383-0330 today to schedule your consultation and stick around to get Dr. Wegner’s advice on who should consider getting veneers. 

What are veneers?

Veneers are custom-made shells permanently attached to the front of your teeth to give them a straighter, whiter appearance. Your dentist permanently bonds them to your teeth to improve their shape, size, and color. Veneers can provide an excellent solution for patients with: 

  • Discolored teeth that cannot be whitened through traditional methods
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

What is it like to get veneers?

Getting veneers typically requires multiple dental visits. During the initial visit, Dr. Wegner will assess your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals. If you are a good candidate for veneers, the next steps involve:

  1. Preparation: First, we remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. We also take impressions of your teeth to create custom veneers.
  2. Temporary Veneers: Temporary veneers may be used to protect your teeth while we are crafting your permanent ones.
  3. Bonding: When the permanent veneers are ready, we check them for fit and color. After ensuring they are perfect, we permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.

Who should consider veneers?

Veneers have become a popular choice for people with healthy teeth and gums who want to improve the appearance of their smiles. However, they may not be suitable for everyone. 

Dr. Wegner advises patients with significant tooth decay, gum disease, or weakened teeth to address these issues before considering veneers. If you grind or clench your teeth, you may need to wear a nightguard to protect your veneers from damage.

Call Dr. Wegner 

While social media may glorify veneers’ results, it is crucial to make informed decisions about your dental health. Veneers can provide stunning results, but they are just one option among many. To determine if veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wegner by calling (708) 383-0330 or visiting our website.  

A thorough consultation with Dr. Wegner at Town and Country Dental will help you determine the best path to achieving your desired smile. Remember, your dental health and aesthetic goals are unique—trust the experts to guide you in making the right choice.