4 Things to Know About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are high-quality cosmetic dental treatments that help patients address a variety of dental problems. From tooth gaps to discolored teeth, to slightly misaligned teeth, veneers can cover teeth to change their shape and shade. If you are interested in veneers but want to know more about this treatment option before your consultation, we welcome you to learn more about porcelain veneers in Arlington Heights, IL.

Porcelain Veneers in Arlington Heights, IL

Porcelain Veneers in Arlington Heights, IL

Learn about the many aspects of porcelain veneers before your veneer treatment. Dental veneers provide patients with:


We custom-make dental veneers according to patient’s cosmetic goals. After taking impressions of the smile, we work with master ceramicists who make the veneers the correct shape and size. These ceramicists craft dental veneers out of quality ceramics that look and feel natural.

The ceramic itself can blend in with other natural teeth, or we can brighten the appearance of teeth by multiple shades if we treat all of the teeth in the smile line.


With the right dental care and good oral hygiene, dental veneers can last for many years. Oftentimes, veneers can last fifteen to thirty years. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist at least twice a year help keep veneers bright.

Porcelain is also a stain-resistant material, meaning that your veneers can last without darkening. However, we will still recommend that patients still stay away from foods and drinks that darken teeth, especially right after they receive their veneers.

Extensive Treatments

Dental veneers can address many problems, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth

We will often recommend veneers if you are in good oral health and have enough of your tooth structure for cosmetic treatment.


Veneers are not required to cover all of the teeth in the mouth. In fact, we will only cover teeth in the smile line or the teeth that show when you smile. Because veneers are a cosmetic treatment, we do not need to cover teeth in the back of the mouth that do not show when smiling.

Dental veneers fully cover the front of each tooth, creating a brighter and straighter smile. Patients can receive single veneers or cover all of their teeth in the smile line with veneers.

Do you want to know more about porcelain veneers? Call AH Smiles today at (847) 230-9703. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Brent Engelberg on his website. Dr. Engelberg is dedicated to helping patients achieve their smile goals with aesthetically pleasing, naturally looking results.