Have you ever wanted to change the appearance of your smile?
With porcelain veneers, you can achieve the smile of your dreams in as few as two visits to our Skokie, IL dentist office. Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss offer custom porcelain veneers that we tailor to your every need. We take a personalized team approach to cosmetic dental care to ensure your smile meets your aesthetic goals, budget, and dental needs.
We understand no two smiles are alike, so we work closely with our patients to assess their needs and design a custom smile makeover plan that is right for them. Whether you want to make minor changes to your smile or undergo a complete smile transformation, our team has the advanced technology, knowledge, and professional-grade materials needed to help you achieve your dream smile.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Address?
Porcelain veneers offer an extensive range of benefits for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile. With porcelain veneers, you can address many common cosmetic dental concerns and achieve a natural-looking result. For instance, veneers can help create a more symmetrical smile for patients with tough stains that are impervious to professional tooth whitening. In addition, veneers can also address issues such as chips, fractures, uneven teeth, crooked teeth, and damaged teeth.
Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that our dentist permanently bonds to the front and sides of your teeth to create a seamless smile. Dental grade ceramic closely mimics the appearance of the natural teeth, making it one of the most ideal materials for natural-looking veneers. At Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we strive for dental excellence, so we only use the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art dental technology to craft high-quality veneers.
Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Resembles the natural teeth
- Customizable to meet your cosmetic goals
- Can last many years with routine care
- Easy to maintain
- Can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
What To Expect During The Porcelain Veneers Process
If you’re considering getting porcelain veneers, it’s important to understand how they work and what you can expect from the procedure. If porcelain veneers are right for you, your treatment will begin with an in-depth dental exam. During your initial exam, Dr. Weiss or Dr. Stein will determine if we need to address any underlying concerns before providing you with dental veneers. In all cases, your dentist will need to address dental issues such as periodontal disease or tooth decay before any cosmetic treatment.
Next, we will take high-quality digital impressions and shade analysis of your teeth to aid in the fabrication of your custom veneers. We will send the impressions to our dental lab, where a master ceramist will craft your veneers. During the fabrication process, Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss will gently file your natural teeth in order to create an adequate bonding surface for your new veneers.
Due to the amount of preparation our dentist needs to make to support dental veneers, they are a permanent restoration. With proper care and excellent oral hygiene, custom porcelain veneers can last many years.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
If you are considering porcelain veneers, you probably have a lot of questions about this cosmetic dental treatment. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about porcelain veneers.
Do teeth decay under veneers?
While there is no evidence that dental veneers cause tooth decay or damage, it is possible for teeth to decay under veneers. Cavities can form behind veneers resulting in tooth decay. This usually happens when a dentist incorrectly places a veneer, or does not completely clean the tooth before placing the veneer. This may threaten your oral health, and can shorten the lifespan of your veneers. If your dentist removes a veneer for any reason, your natural tooth may start to feel sensitive.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers do not break easily. They are very durable and are slightly stronger than natural tooth enamel. However, veneers can break or crack, so it is still important to be careful. For example, do not chew on ice or use your teeth to open things as this can cause damage to your porcelain veneers.
Do veneers stay white?
Dental veneers that consist of porcelain are highly stain-resistant, so they will stay white for quite some time. A proper diet and a good oral care routine can help veneers stay white longer. On average, they remain white for about 10 years before you need to replace them. Coffee, red wine, and any deeply-colored foods and drinks are more likely to stain your veneers. Furthermore, your dentist can not whiten porcelain prosthetics such as veneers.
Achieve Your Dream Smile With Porcelain Veneers from The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry
Do you want to transform your natural smile completely? Visit Skokie cosmetic dentists Dr. Stein and Dr. Weiss for the care you need. At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we take a personalized approach to cosmetic care to ensure our patients are receiving individualized, high-quality dentistry.
Our goal is to help our patients achieve their best smile through comprehensive treatment planning and personalized care. To learn more about porcelain veneers and determine how they can benefit you, call 847.750.3125 or request an appointment online.