Feeling confident in your smile makes it likely that you’ll smile more often and helps you make a great first impression on everyone you meet. At Dental Smiles of Bolingbrook, we're dedicated to helping patients attain the smile of their dreams.
Transforming Smiles With Porcelain Veneers
If your front teeth are stained, discolored, chipped, worn-down, misshapen, a little gapped, or slightly misaligned, you’re not alone. According to statistics, more than one-third of adults in the United States are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smiles. While teeth whitening procedures can effectively address many cases of dental stains or discolorations to produce cosmetically pleasing results, darker stains, as well as certain issues involving the size, shape, and alignment of the teeth, are better addressed with porcelain veneers.
A Conservative & Cosmetically Pleasing Option In Care
One of the most conservative, yet highly effective and aesthetically pleasing ways to enhance the appearance of imperfect looking teeth is the fabrication of porcelain veneers. By placing customized, ultra-thin facings made of the highest grade of dental porcelain over the fronts of the involved teeth, we can transform a less-than-perfect looking smile into one that dazzles. Porcelain veneers are capable of concealing a range of imperfections, dramatically improving the look of teeth that are misshapen, have minor chips, enamel defects or stains. They also provide an excellent solution for closing small gaps as well as addressing other minor alignment issues.
We value patient Input
As the first step in care, we invite you to sit down with a member of our highly skilled professional team for a smile makeover consultation. This visit gives you the chance to discuss your treatment goals and describe your ideal smile. We utilize the most advanced technology and methods of care to assess your smile as well as to design your porcelain veneers for a precise fit and optimal aesthetics. You’ll quickly feel that your care is in the best of hands at our office.
Providing The Highest Quality Of Care
Your new veneers are fabricated from the highest quality of dental grade porcelain to recreate the natural translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Because dental porcelain reflects light in much the same way as the enamel of real teeth, your new veneers give you a naturally beautiful looking smile. Best of all, the entire process of getting porcelain veneers only takes a couple of visits. And, once your new veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of the involved teeth, they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. With proper oral hygiene and care, your new veneers can be maintained for many years to come.
At Dental Smiles of Bolingbrook, we want to help make your next first impression a memorable one. For more information on our office, and the many cosmetic smile solutions that we provide, give us a call today.
Determining if a veneer is suitable or a full-coverage crown is required depends on the extent of the tooth's defects and the remaining amount of healthy tooth structure. For teeth with imperfections that cannot be remedied with a teeth whitening procedure, dental veneers often provide the desired cosmetic improvements. However, a significantly undersized, misshapen, chipped, or darkly stained tooth usually requires a full coverage crown.
Porcelain veneers are fabricated from the highest grade of dental ceramics, which reflect light in much the same way as the enamel of natural teeth. In addition to this feature, dental porcelain is resistant to stains and discolorations, keeping your smile white and vibrant for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin customized facings that become strong and durable once bonded to the underlying teeth. With proper hygiene and routine dental care, veneers provide a cosmetic solution that not only looks and feels completely natural but is also long lasting.
However, just as harmful oral habits can affect your natural teeth, they can also cause damage to your veneers. To prevent chipping, cracking, or dislodging a veneer, avoid nail biting, chewing on hard candies, ice, pens, or pencils, and opening bottles or other objects with your teeth. Also, remember to protect your smile on the playing field by wearing a properly fitted sports mouthguard.
Tooth grinding or bruxism is another important consideration in care. If you clench or grind your teeth, you may need to wear a night guard to help protect your new smile or discuss other options with our office.
As versatile as they are beautiful, dental veneers can be applied to a single tooth in need of cosmetic improvement or multiple front teeth to dramatically improve the look of your smile. Whatever the case may be, dental veneers provide highly satisfying results to create a smile; you'll feel confident sharing with the world.
Among the many benefits offered by dental veneers is their ability to mask a range of imperfections at once. In addition to covering stains or discolorations on the front surface of a tooth, the size and shape of a veneer can also be customize to improve the tooth's contours and dimensions. At the same time veneers create a whiter and more vibrant smile; they can also lengthen or widen a tooth, close minor gaps, and address other minor alignment issues.
The two most common types of veneers are porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, and composite veneers. Although porcelain veneers are the most commonly offered option in care, composite veneers fabricated directly on the tooth can also achieve excellent results. You may have also heard the term no-prep veneer. It refers to a type of porcelain veneer that requires little to no preparation of the underlying dental enamel. At your consultation visit, we'll discuss your best options in care.
Once they're in place, your veneers are also easy to care for and maintain. Simply by brushing, flossing, and visiting our office for periodic checkups, you can successfully protect and preserve your new and beautiful smile.
Although certain procedures that are considered cosmetic may not be covered by dental insurance, veneers remain a worthwhile investment in your smile. Based on the unique considerations of each case, we develop treatment plans that consider specific dental needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. Our experienced and friendly office staff can address all your insurance questions and review various payment and financing options.
At the office of Dental Smiles of Bolingbrook, we value patient input and pay close attention to your treatment goals, concerns, and expectations in care. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we recognize that every smile is unique and never take a “one size fits all” approach to care. We utilize the most advanced diagnostic technology and treatment methods to assess your smile and to design your porcelain veneers for a precise fit and optimal aesthetics.
As experienced providers of care, we provide highly personalized treatment, combining state-of-the-art technology with an artistic touch to produce long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing results of care.