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Do you dislike the appearance of your smile due to cosmetic flaws such as stains, gaps, or chips? Would you like to achieve a gorgeous smile with cosmetic dentistry? Depending on your needs, we can offer dental veneers–thin shells of tooth-colored material that bond to the front of your teeth. Dental veneers are designed to benefit your smile for many years, but they will last longer if they receive proper care.

A dental veneer from DM Family Dentistry should last 10 to 15 years if well care for. If it starts looking damaged or worn, it’s a sign you need to visit the dentist for a repair or a replacement. The quality and amount of life in your dental veneers depends on the care they receive at your hands.

Caring for dental veneers is the same as caring for a natural tooth. You need to brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss every day, as well as see your dentist every six months for a dental exam and cleaning.

To prevent your veneers from cracking or chipping, cease any harmful dental habits like chewing on ice, pens, or your nails or using your teeth to open packaging. If you suffer from bruxism–a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep–notify Dr. Doris Madrigal before receiving your veneers so that we can provide treatment in advance and protect your veneers.

For more information on how to care for dental veneers in Chicago, Illinois, please contact DM Family Dentistry at 773.252.5757 today and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Doris Madrigal.