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 cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions to 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.
Veneers Cover Up Flaws in Your Smile
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.
Common Issues Veneers Can Fix
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.
Taking Care of Your New Veneers
Since dental veneers are a lifelong commitment, it is important to take care of them. Consistent dental examinations, teeth cleanings, and regular x-rays to look for early signs of decay, will 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.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Springfield, IL to Learn More!
If you want a more beautiful, younger-looking smile, contact our Springfield dental office at (217) 787-0212 to schedule a consultation for veneers. Our entire Ruggless Dental team looks forward to welcoming you to our office and helping you to look and feel great.