As we get older our teeth begin to show signs of our age. This is true even for those who brush and floss every day as recommended by their dentist and keep routine dental check-ups. This wear and tear includes minor cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. These issues may seem not too harmful, being mostly cosmetic, but they can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles. We may shy away when it comes time to show off our smiles to make a good impression and start off on the right foot with someone. Porcelain dental veneers can resolve all these, refreshing the appearance of your smile with one simple 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. Veneers can adjust the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth with a relatively quick and easy procedure. A dental veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain that covers the front and sides of a tooth that has cosmetic issues.
Porcelain is used because it is very similar in appearance to natural tooth enamel, allowing your veneers to seamlessly blend into your smile while also refreshing their appearance. When placed by a skilled dentist like Dr. Engelberg, veneers should look and feel completely natural in your mouth, allowing you to eat and talk without noticing that they are there. Dental veneers are highly resistant to staining and can reduce the yellowing over time of your teeth although they still need to be brushed, flossed and regularly inspected by a dentist. Although veneers are very strong and durable,they can be broken or cracked if too much force is applied.
Dental veneers can also be used in place of more expensive and time-consuming orthodontic treatments to give misaligned teeth a straighter appearance. Porcelain veneers are custom-created for each patient’s mouth and placed over your natural tooth enamel, so Dr. Engelberg can design your veneers to resolve any cosmetic issues you might dislike in your smile.
THE PORCELAIN VENEERS PROCEDURE
- Comprehensive Evaluation: A comprehensive dental exam and evaluation is the first step in the creation of your custom porcelain veneers. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. Your dentist will determine if your natural teeth and bite will provide a stable foundation for your veneers.
- Treatment Planning: Dr. Engelberg will create a personalized treatment plan just for you. At this time he will discuss your desired results and your choice in materials to reach your dental goal.
- Design & Fabrication: Dr. Engelberg will prepare your teeth and take molds that will be used to create your veneers.
- Final Restoration: At the final visit, Dr. Engelberg will place the porcelain veneers on your teeth, checking for proper fit and coloration. Any minor adjustments can be made at this time before they are permanently adhered to your teeth.
Although porcelain veneers do require some special care for them to last, Dr. Engelberg will instruct you on how to properly maintain them so that you can enjoy their benefits for years to come.
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 consultation online today.