Minimal Prep Veneers Arlington Heights, IL

Minimal Prep Veneers An Overview

Highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist in Arlington Heights, IL, Dr. Engelberg has partnered with nationally recognized ceramists Brad Jones and Dane Barlow to offer minimal-prep dental veneers. Your minimal prep veneers are custom color-matched and shaped to fit precisely over your existing teeth for a new smile that looks and feels completely natural.

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

Dental veneers provide a highly effective, lasting treatment option for making over the shape and color of your smile. There are several types of dental veneers. Dr. Brent Engelberg will work with you to determine the most suitable option for your dental health and cosmetic goals.

minimal prep dental veneers in Arlington Heights, IL

"I really didn't think going to the dentist would ever be enjoyable, but Dr. brents team go out of their way to make me feel comfortable and relaxed. Oh yeah, they did a great job on my teeth as well. Thanks Doc."Thomas M.
"Dr. Engelberg and his staff are always on top of their game. Highly recommended practice for your dental needs."Patrick H.
"I use to hate going to the dentist. But my experience with Dr. Brent Engelberg and his staff has changed my perception of going to the dentist. They are excellent at what they do and his office has a very calming atmosphere. I would highly recommend Dr. Engelberg to anyone looking for a new dentist in the Chicago area."Tim E.
"I have always had a great experience when going here. The front desk is always friendly and helpful with any questions I've had regarding my payments/insurance. Pam is the hygienist I always go to and she does an amazing job. I always leave a happy customer."Alyssa M.
"I have been coming to this practice for over 20 years. Whenever you walk through the doors you are greeted by a smile behind the desk. I have a special bond with Pam one of the hygienist who is always so caring and goes over the top to get me sceduled in with her. She even goes out of her way if I've cancelled an appointment she will call me personally to rescedule. She only wants what is best for my teeth. The atmosphere is like a spa like feeling. You almost forget you are at the "dentist" when you are all done with your cleaning and you get handed a warm towel."Beth C.
"Hi! I'm Les' wife, Eydie, using his FaceBook page. Well, where do I begin? I've been with this dental group for almost 35 years and when Dr. Engelberg took over the practice, we remained. My words can only help you make a decision to have your dental care here, but you truly need to experience this for yourself. I promise you, you won't go anywhere else! Dr. Engelberg takes a personal interest in my dental health and has always fit me in for emergencies. He's friendly, professional and caring. Most of all, he's a darn good dentist! I've been fortunate enough to have Margaret as my hygeniest, a great technician who cares about the quality of her work. We go way back .. we've watched our own families grow. Occasionally, other technicians have taken care of me ... they all have set high standards. The office staff greets you and makes you feel that you're an important part of making the entire practice a success. High quality work, competent employees, friendliness. Why go somewhere else? Become part of the family!"Les M.
"Dr. Engelberg is a step above. I went in on a referral due to a veneer emergency. Dr. Engelberg was a complete perfectionist and painlessly fixed my tooth, it looks perfect! I highly recommend Dr. Engelberg and this practice. I have had this tooth worked on in the past, and it was far from painless. Dr. Engelberg told me he would make sure I was as comfortable as possible while he worked, and that was no joke. I did not feel a thing. He walked me through every step of the process, clearly explaining what he was doing, and why. He was meticulous with his work and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I will be back, and hopefully not with an emergency next time! Thank you Dr. Engelberg and AH Smiles for this very positive, pain-free, comfortable experience."Annie H.
"I have never had a bad expeience, have been a very satisfied patient."Jim L.
"Dr. Engelberg rocks! I use to hate the dentist; lots of anxiety and a borderline phobia of getting my mouth looked at every 6 months. But since coming to Dr. Engelberg's office in Arlington Heights, I have had the absolute BEST experience I've ever had with a dentist. The office is very clean, friendly front desk people and staff. Whether or not you just need a place to call home for those every 6-month routine cleanings for you and your family, or you want to do some cosmetic restoration on your smile, there is only one place to call."Timothy M.

Minimal Prep Veneers What to Expect

The Process For Minimal Prep Veneers

The process will begin with a consultation where Dr. Engelberg will provide digital images of expected results and create a personalized treatment plan. We take digital impressions to fabricate your custom dental veneers. We send them to ceramist Brad Jones, who makes each by hand.

For this type of dental veneer, only a small amount of tooth surface needs to be removed to allow for the attachment of your veneers. In some cases, your dentist may be able to attach the veneer without removing any tooth structure at all.

At the final visit, we fit your custom minimal prep veneers, make adjustments for comfort, and permanently secure them to your teeth for years of beautiful smiles.

Minimal Prep Veneers FAQs

Are minimal prep veneers reversible?

Minimal prep veneers are reversible. A dentist can remove them easily. However, some damage to the enamel may occur in the removal process.

How long do minimal prep veneers last?

Minimal prep veneers typically last between 5-7 years, depending on your oral care routine and diet. They are not indestructible, so avoid using your teeth to open things or chew on ice.

Do minimal prep veneers stain?

Minimal prep veneers can stain. They are more porous than porcelain veneers and natural teeth, so they can absorb color more easily. Moderate your coffee intake and other foods that can easily stain your teeth.