You know that teeth stains can be removed with teeth whitening, but what if you also have damaged or misshapen teeth? What if your discoloration doesn’t respond to traditional teeth whitening solutions? In these situations, we may be able to help with porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, we’re going to answer a few questions about our cosmetic veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Veneers
Question: What smile issues can veneers address?
Answer: You may be surprised how much we can address with this thin restoration. For example, we can mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between the teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. We can also reshape malformed teeth or teeth that have sustained minor damage.
Question: How do you place them?
Answer: We first need to remove a small amount of structure to make room for them. We then take detailed impressions using digital technology, which is then used to design and fabricate the restorations from porcelain. After completion, the patient returns to the office so we can place them with a powerful bonding agent. The completed restoration will then cover the front and sides of the tooth, transforming the smile.
Question: Do you have a minimal prep alternative?
Answer: We do! The minimal prep version is much thinner, which means we can place it without removing any of your natural tooth structure.
Question: How do I keep them bright?
Answer: You can keep your new restorations bright and vibrant by taking good care of your smile. Caring for your smile is as simple as brushing twice a day, flossing every night before bed, and seeing your dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. If you would like to learn more about our veneers then please contact our office today.
ABOUT YOUR LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, COSMETIC DENTIST:
Dr. Brent Engelberg and our highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including: Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.