Dental Veneers in Springfield IL
As we age, our smiles age along with us. This is especially true for people who have a clenching or grinding habit. Your teeth may appear shortened, worn down, or all the above. It is also natural for your teeth to darken with age due to staining from the foods and beverages we consume.
Fortunately, modern dentistry offers many solutions to cosmetically improve the appearance of your smile. From simple procedures such as teeth whitening or dental bonding to complex full mouth cosmetic cases that include dental crowns, implants, and veneers, you can make small changes or have a completely new look.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are one of the best ways to completely change the appearance of your smile. They can give you that perfect smile that most people only dream of, while still looking natural.
Dr. Shane Ruggless uses his dental expertise combined with his artistic skills to design a smile that is beautiful, functional, and comfortable. He will talk to you about your ideal smile and create a look that works well with your bite and gives you greater function. Veneers can take years off your appearance and give you added confidence in your day-to-day life.
Dental veneers are thin, porcelain, shell-like covers that fit over the front of your teeth. Today’s veneers are translucent and look like natural teeth. We will polish the surface of your natural teeth to make room for your veneers so they do not look bulky or awkward. They can improve even the most stained smiles!
Because veneers do not whiten in the way that natural enamel does, Dr. Ruggless may recommend professional teeth whitening prior to any cosmetic treatment so that you can get the absolute best results.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers address many of the common cosmetic problems that people face including:
- Misaligned teeth
- Non-uniform teeth
- Worn teeth
- Shortened teeth
- Chipped and damaged teeth
Dental veneers can also repair a smile damaged by trauma, an accident, or sporting mishaps while still allowing you to retain your natural tooth structure.
Maintaining Your Veneers
Since dental veneers are a lifelong commitment, it is important to take care of them. Maintaining your regular dental examination appointments and professional dental cleanings, along with having regular x-rays to look for early signs of decay, can all protect your smile. The number one way to preserve your dentistry is by keeping your gums healthy. That means diligent home care when it comes to brushing and flossing.
If you have a clenching or grinding habit, wearing a nightguard could protect your teeth from damage while you sleep.
Are You Thinking of Improving Your Smile?
If you want a more beautiful, younger-looking smile, contact our Springfield, IL dental office to schedule an exam. Our entire Ruggless Dental team looks forward to welcoming you to our office and helping you to look and feel great.