Veneers Specialist

Zenobia L Sowell, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

So-Well Dental Associates

Zenobia L Sowell, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in dentistry, and for good reason: they instantly improve your smile with a treatment that’s as effective as it is easy and minimally invasive. If you want something to truly smile about, schedule a veneers consultation with the cosmetic dental professionals at So-Well Dental Associates in Gold Coast of Chicago, serving Magnificent Mile, Near North, Lincoln Park, and Streeterville. You can book your visit by phone or online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available today and a safe and easy way to instantly improve your smile. 

They’re thin, tooth-shaped shells that are made from either porcelain or resin, and are permanently affixed to the front of your teeth, where they effectively cover up any cosmetic defects or imperfections in your teeth. You can think of them as natural-looking masks for your teeth.

Because porcelain and resin have a similar color and translucency as your tooth enamel, veneers look just like better versions of the rest of your teeth, giving you a smile that looks as beautiful as it does naturally.


What conditions do veneers treat?

By covering up the entire front-facing portion of your tooth, veneers can fix:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Worn surfaces
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discoloration that hasn’t responded to professional whitening treatments

Veneers also can serve non-cosmetic functions, like restoring a cracked tooth and protecting it from further damage.


Why should I get veneers?

Your smile is more than a functional tool for eating and speaking. It’s your personal calling card and a representation of how you present yourself to the world. 

Dull, broken, or misshapen teeth can hold you back from loving your smile, which can affect your confidence, self-esteem, and relationships with others. 

Veneers turn your smile from a source of embarrassment to a source of pride and give you a gift that makes you and everybody around you that much happier. 


What happens when I get veneers?

Your journey towards a better smile with veneers begins with a consultation at So-Well Dental Associates. You discuss your cosmetic goals, and your dentist helps you select a size, shape, and color for your veneers that gets you on track to your dream smile. 

Next, your dentist prepares your teeth by shaving off a very thin layer of enamel, then takes an impression of your teeth. They send that impression to a lab that designs your veneers to fit comfortably in your mouth and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. You wear temporary veneers while you wait a week or so for your permanent ones to come back from the lab.

You come back to the office when your permanent veneers are ready. Your dentist replaces your temporary veneers and makes sure that the fit and look are just like you’ve always dreamed. Your dentist permanently seals your veneers to your teeth with dental cement and sends you on your way with your newly improved smile.

Get started with your veneers today by scheduling a consultation at So-Well Dental Associates.


You can book your visit by phone or online.