Which Veneer Do You Need?

A beautiful smile can have a positive impact on your confidence levels. In addition, a beautiful smile is also often an indicator of good oral health. If you have stained or misshapen teeth, what can you do to correct these issues? We can use veneers to completely alter the appearance of your smile in as little as two visits. Which type of veneer does your smile need?

What Issues Can These Restorations Address?

Veneers are thin restorations placed onto the front of the teeth. We can use them to alter the shade and shape of the tooth, which helps:

  • Mask permanent discoloration
  • Close embarrassing gaps between teeth
  • Reshape damaged or malformed teeth
  • Lengthen worn down teeth
  • Correct the appearance of minor misalignment.

Both are made using porcelain, a strong and stain-resistant material that mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.

Minimal Prep

These are referred to as “minimal prep” because they only require the removal of a small amount of enamel for placement. In some cases, no removal is necessary at all. The doctor will take detailed impressions –of your smile. An expert ceramist, Brad Jones or Dane Barlow, will the craft each restoration by hand. After checking the fit, the doctor will place the completed restoration using a powerful bonding agent.

Porcelain Veneers

Traditional veneers require the removal of more enamel from your teeth. After removing the layers of enamel, an impression is taken, just as with the minimal prep process. Your restoration are expertly crafted by a ceramist and then placed by the doctor. Both options that about two to three visits to complete, and both can help you achieve a more esthetically pleasing smile. If you have any questions about our cosmetic procedures then contact our office today.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team – including sleep apnea specialist, Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey – proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today.