Will Veneers Makeover My Smile?

What if we had a single cosmetic treatment that could completely alter your smile’s appearance? For Gary, IN, patients with multiple esthetic concerns, we may suggest a thin restoration to transform their smile in just two visits. Today’s blog will talk about the benefits of porcelain veneers, and how we create and place these unique restorations.

Addressing Multiple Cosmetic Issues

What makes veneers such a unique cosmetic treatment? Well, since they cover the front and sides of your teeth, they enable our Gary team to address several different cosmetic issues. For example, we use them to reshape malformed teeth, or even teeth that have become worn down or chipped. We’ve placed them to fill embarrassing gaps between teeth or to correct the appearance of minor misalignment without braces. Placement also masks permanent teeth stains, which may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening.

Creating Your Custom Veneers

How do we create these unique restorations? First, we need to make room for them, which means removing a small layer of outer tooth enamel and taking detailed impressions of your tooth. The impression will be used by a ceramist in a dental lab to fabricate the restorations from porcelain. We use porcelain for a number of reasons. First, the material looks natural, matching the translucent qualities of tooth enamel. We can even shade them to match the rest of your smile! The material also has the ability to withstand bite forces and pressure, offering strengthen and durability.


After we create your veneers, you will return to the office for placement. First, we want to check to fit and make sure we don’t need to make any last-minute adjustments. Otherwise, we proceed with placing them using a powerful bonding material. Once in place, your smile will enjoy improved appearance and health. Now, in order to keep your new restoration strong and bright, you need to maintain optimal oral health. To do this, we suggest brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes (with a toothpaste that contains fluoride). You need to floss before bed as well. Try to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning as well. The checkup allows our team to monitor your smile and your new restoration. The cleaning removes plaque, protecting your smile from the oral health concerns that could threaten your veneers, as well as your overall oral health. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then please contact our team today.

Interested in a Smile Makeover?

Our team understands the importance of addressing esthetic concerns. To schedule an appointment to discuss our cosmetic treatment options, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.