As we age, our teeth begin to show wear and tear, even if we regularly brush, floss and see our dentist every six months. These often minor cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can still make us feel self-conscious about our smiles and maybe we hold back from smiling when we really want to let it shine. Porcelain dental veneers can address all these various issues with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
Arlington Heights, IL dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg of AH Smiles can use porcelain dental veneers to improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. These lifelike coverings can be used to minimize spaces between your teeth, lengthen or reshape teeth or even to whiten yellowed or stained teeth. Veneers can also refresh the appearance of damaged and chipped teeth while also protecting them from further damage.
Eating and drinking foods and beverages with lots of pigments or dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can create stains on our tooth enamel and even increase their sensitivity as well. Although teeth whitening procedures can remove these stains, they can negatively affect sensitive teeth. Porcelain veneers give your teeth a brighter appearance while also protecting them from sensitivity.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable solution than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Engelberg can tailor your veneers to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Dr. Brent Engelberg is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist with years of experience placing porcelain dental veneers. Dr. Engelberg has developed a partnership with renowned dental ceramists Dane Barlow and Brad Jones, a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), to create veneers for the patients at his Arlington Heights practice.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
- Comprehensive Evaluation: A comprehensive dental exam and evaluation is the first step in the process of creating porcelain veneers. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. At this time, Dr. Engelberg will ensure that your natural teeth and bite will provide a stable foundation for your veneers.
- Treatment Planning: Using cutting edge digital treatment planning, Dr. Engelberg will create a personalized treatment plan just for you. He may use digital photography or 3-D models to show you the expected results of your treatment.
- Design & Fabrication: Dr. Engelberg will prepare your teeth and take molds that will be sent to the dental lab of Brad Jones where your porcelain veneers will be skillfully handcrafted.
- Final Restoration: At the final visit, Dr. Engelberg will place the porcelain veneers on your teeth, checking the fit and color. Any minor adjustments will be made before they are permanently cemented to the teeth.
Although porcelain veneers do require some special care, Dr. Engelberg will instruct you on how to properly maintain for them for lasting results. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are important to ensure long-term health and proper fit.
Dental Veneers In Arlington Heights, IL
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Engelberg and his team at AH Smiles. Call (847) 230-9703 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.