Porcelain Veneers: Just the Basics

Smiling GenerationsOnce upon a time, porcelain veneers were adhered to teeth through the use of the same substance which temporarily kept dentures in place. This meant that veneers would be more akin to false eyelashes. You might be able to wear them for a wedding, party, or other special occasion, but you wouldn’t hope for 25 years of quality wear. Fortunately, technology has come a long way, and veneers are now one of the most popular long term cosmetic dental ways to makeover a flawed smile.

Let your Light Shine

Smiles do more than just help you snag a hot date, or flash a beautiful grin for a nice picture. Every day, you smile, and that act bridges social gaps and gives off impressions to others. People who are uncomfortable or self-conscious due to a large amount of necessary dental work are likely to avoid grinning at all costs. Have you ever seen someone cover their mouth to avoid you seeing what their teeth look like? If you do this, simply making that first phone call to consult with Dr. Brent Engelberg and find out which dental work will make your smile over most efficiently is likely to set you down the path of being able to beam brightly rather than hide your potentially gorgeous grin.

Porcelain Veneers Explained

There are many types of materials which can be used for dental veneers. Porcelain is generally the basis for these wafer thin shells which are custom fabricated to your measurements. Once adhered to your teeth, the porcelain material can be shaped by Dr. Engelberg in order to cover up any flaws on your most visible teeth. A cosmetic procedure such as porcelain veneers can be finished within two or three visits. Provided you have a healthy foundation with your teeth and gums, your porcelain veneers can be maintained as long as 25 years or more.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and his 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.

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