Which Type Of Veneer Do You Need?

Porcelain veneers in Arlington Heights ILWe have a number of cosmetic treatments, which help our patients obtain stunning smiles they can’t wait to show the world. One of our treatments involves the use of dental veneers. We have two different options for addressing cosmetic concerns, which type of veneer do you need?

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain. They cover the front and sides of the teeth, completely altering the shape and shade of the teeth. Both versions are made from porcelain, a stain-resistant material that is also very durable and can be shaded to better blend with your smile. We can use them to mask teeth stains, reshape damaged or malformed teeth, close gaps between the teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. We may also use them in a combination with teeth whitening and dental bonding for a complete smile makeover.

Minimal Prep

We have two different options. Minimal prep, also known as no prep, don’t require the removal of tooth enamel to make room for the restoration. Instead, the restoration is created to be incredibly thin. We will take detailed impressions of your teeth and use them to design and create the restorations. We then place them using a powerful bonding agent.


Traditional veneers are slightly thicker and can address a greater variety of cosmetic concerns. We prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of outer tooth structure before taking impressions. The impressions we gather will be used at a dental lab to design and fabricate the veneers. We then check the fit before placing them. If you have any questions or concerns about our cosmetic restorations, or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic consultation, then please contact our office today.

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