Posts for tag: Veneers
The signs of aging aren't just apparent in your face, but also in your smile. After years of wear and tear, teeth can become dull or damaged. Porcelain veneers offer a simple way to turn back time and improve your smile. Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental explain how veneers work.
Veneers conceal stains and imperfections
Porcelain veneers are designed to hide the small flaws that can affect your smile. They consist of a very thin layer of porcelain attached to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are made from an impression of your teeth to ensure that they look and feel natural.
Porcelain veneers offer versatility
Because veneers conceal issues with the appearance of teeth, they can be used to correct many minor imperfections, including:
- Changes in Tooth Color: Whether one tooth has changed color, or you would like to lighten your entire smile, porcelain veneers offer a very effective solution. Porcelain closely resembles natural tooth enamel and is available in many shades of white.
- Damage: Chips and cracks can occur if you've experienced a blow to your face or bitten into a very hard object. Although minor chips and cracks may not affect the structure of your teeth, they can be unattractive. Veneers hide damaged teeth, improving the uniformity of your smile.
- Imperfections: Sometimes teeth aren't completely smooth or straight. Veneers hide uneven surfaces and improve the appearance of crooked or oddly shaped teeth.
- Gaps: Do you dislike the gap between your front teeth? Getting rid of slight gaps between teeth is easy with porcelain veneers.
Veneers don't require extensive dental work
Unlike crowns, restorations that require filing down your teeth, veneers don't require extensive dental work. In fact, only a very small amount of tooth enamel is removed to ensure that the veneers fit properly. After the enamel is removed, we'll make an impression of your teeth in our Des Plaines office, then send it to the dental laboratory that will make your veneers. About two weeks later, you'll return to be fitted with your brand new veneers.
Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers! Call Des Plaines, IL, dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk and Dr. Lorelei Grise' of Suburban Family Dental at (847) 640-0778 to schedule your appointment.
For over three decades, veneers have helped mask dental imperfections like chipping, staining or gaps and improve the appearance of millions of teeth. As the name implies, this thin layer of porcelain covers a tooth's visible surface and accurately mimics the texture, color and translucence of natural teeth.
Veneers could be just the solution you need for a more attractive smile. But before you begin treatment, be sure you have these 3 essentials in place to ensure a successful outcome.
True expectations. While the transformation of a tooth's appearance with a veneer can be astounding, veneers in general do have their limitations. You need an adequate amount of the tooth's structure present for a veneer to properly adhere — if not, you may need to consider a porcelain crown instead. Likewise, gaps and other misalignments may be too great for a veneer to cover: in that case, you should consider orthodontics. A thorough examination beforehand will determine if veneers are the best option for you.
An artisan team. Every veneer is custom made to match an individual patient's tooth shape and color, handcrafted by a skilled dental technician. There's also an art to the dentist preparing the tooth beforehand and then properly positioning the veneer for bonding to achieve the most attractive result. Be sure, then, that your veneer "team" comes highly recommended by others.
The best materials. The first porcelains were powdered glass ceramics mixed with water to form a paste. Technicians shaped the paste in successive layers and as it oven-cured it took on the beautiful translucence of natural teeth. Unfortunately, this type of porcelain could be brittle and prone to shattering when subjected to heavy biting forces. In recent years, though, we've begun to use ceramics reinforced with other materials like Leucite for added strength. Today, the materials dentists use have much better durability.
If you would like more information on porcelain veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Veneers.”
If you've ever found yourself browsing through a celebrity magazine or website, you might have noticed how almost every single person has a dazzling smile. This isn't just good luck; many celebrities have had veneers custom made for their teeth. It might surprise you that it's not just Hollywood dentists offering these cosmetic restorations. Your dentists at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, Illinois - Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Mark Miller and Dr. Lorelei Grise' - have the training and expertise necessary to give their patients a smile worthy of the silver screen. Here's just a few of the ways veneers can improve your smile:
Many people are unhappy with the length or shape of their teeth. Some teeth appear too short, others are irregularly shaped or asymmetrical to the other teeth. This is a common problem that veneers can fix. By placing wafer-thin veneers directly over your natural teeth, your Des Plaines dentist evens out your smile and your teeth will have a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing shape.
Veneers also offer a permanent solution to discoloration. With the help of your Des Plaines dentist, the porcelain is crafted to be a beautiful, natural but radiant shade of white that covers up any stains, even those resistant to traditional whitening treatments.
If you've had braces but are starting to notice some imperfections returning, veneers from your Des Plaines dentist could be your solution! Small gaps and overlaps are easily masked by veneers. They fill in spaces caused by receding gums or teeth that have begun to crowd together. A light buffing of the natural teeth's surfaces will prepare the teeth for placement of the veneers.
A consultation with one of our skilled dentists at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, Illinois is your first step on your journey to a beautiful new smile. Contact our office today to set up an appointment!
Now that you got your dental veneers learn how to properly care for them.
Congratulations on getting a brand-new smile with dental veneers. It must feel great to be able to flash a gorgeous set of pearly whites. With your dental veneers comes a renewed sense of self-confidence in your appearance, and of course you want to keep it that way. That’s why it’s important to follow all instructions that your Des Plaines, IL dentist gives you to make sure that your dental veneers truly last.
Brush and Floss Normally
You’ll be pleased to hear that porcelain veneers are pretty resilient and can be cared for very similarly to natural teeth. This means that you should continue to brush with regular toothpaste twice a day and floss daily. Keeping up with your oral hygiene will ensure that your veneers last a long time and that your smile remains healthy enough to support your veneers.
Don’t Bite Your Nails
Bad habits such as nail biting or teeth grinding can put unnecessary pressure on your veneers, which can pull them off or cause damage. If your veneers come off you’ll have to spend some unexpected time seeing your Des Plaines dentists Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Marc Miller and Lorelei Grise' so we can replace your veneers. Skip all the drama by stopping these habits for good. Wearing a custom mouth guard while sleeping can often combat teeth grinding, and we would be happy to offer up some ways to keep those nails out of your mouth!
Don’t Use Teeth as Tools
Even though your veneers are made from durable, resilient porcelain it doesn’t mean they are impervious to all damage. This means nixing bad habits like opening bottle caps and packaging with your teeth. If you want to protect your new smile then grab those scissors the next time you can’t get into that tough plastic packaging and save your teeth for chewing your food.
Alter Your Diet
Speaking of food, there are a few changes you may want to incorporate if you want your veneers to have a longer life. To prevent damage, you will want to cut up hard, tough foods like apples or steak into chewable pieces to make it easier on your new smile. Furthermore, to keep your veneers looking pristine you should also avoid stain-causing foods and drinks like berries, coffee, wine and tomato sauce.
No oral care regime would be complete without routine visits to your Des Plaines dentists. Let Suburban Family Dental keep your veneers and your smile healthy and free of cavities and other common problems. If it’s time to schedule your six-month visit, pick up the phone and give us a call!