Ready for your Close Up?

choosing between dental bonding and porcelain veneersWith the new fall television season under way, if you’re a TV watcher, you may notice certain famous smiles which have been altered by cosmetic dentistry. Whether actresses, news reporters, or reality stars, the Hollywood elite likely feel the pressure to provide the public with a gorgeous grin. There are a great many people who simply aren’t born with perfectly aligned and flawless teeth in reality as well. Furthermore, teeth naturally fade, yellow, stain, and even fracture/break over time. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental options for people who want to be ready for pictures, or who are more concerned with their regular daily life.

Porcelain Veneers

Who makes a good candidate for porcelain veneers? Just about anyone who boasts a clean bill of dental health. The first part of your consultation will include examining your mouth for any signs of infection on your teeth and gums. Putting any cosmetic materials over unhealthy teeth will be a waste of your time and money, as your veneers simply won’t last. A top notch cosmetic dentist will ensure that your smile is in prime shape to provide a strong and healthy foundation.

Steps Towards a Beautiful Smile

Once your dental health has been assessed and you are given the green light for porcelain veneers, you will be on your way. Dental veneers are generally made from porcelain which is pounded to a wafer thinness based on a measurement that will cover over chips, gaps, stains, and cracks, but won’t add bulk to your teeth. Once your veneers have been fabricated by a skilled ceramist, you’ll head back in the office so that your dentist can permanently bond your new veneers to your teeth with a strong dental-grade adhesive. If you take care of your new smile (brushing and flossing; visiting the dentist for six month checkups) your new porcelain veneers should last for years to come.


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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