The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry is currently welcoming new patients from Evanston, IL who want to alter the appearance of their smile. Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss are cosmetic dentists offering porcelain veneers to patients looking for brighter, more beautiful smile. This permanent dental restoration can make minor changes to your smile or completely transform it. They are very natural looking and comfortable.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is capable of transforming your smile. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that will cover the front and sides of a tooth. Almost any blemish can be disguised with a tooth veneer. They are custom made so that they fit perfectly on each tooth. The veneers we use at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry are made of porcelain, a durable and long-lasting material. Your Evanston, IL area dentist can place them on a single tooth or several teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain veneers can correct many cosmetic issues and tooth damage. Once placed, they will also support your overall oral health. The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry often uses them to address:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- Stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
What to Expect: The Porcelain Veneer Process
The process to have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth will require two to three visits to our Evanston, IL area dentist office. During your consultation, one of our dentists will examine your teeth, mouth and general oral health. Dr. Weiss or Dr. Stein will listen to the concerns you have with your teeth and determine if teeth veneers are the right treatment for you.
At your next visit, we will take high-quality digital impressions and do a shade analysis of your teeth. These will be used to custom fabricate your dental veneers to guarantee a proper fit. They are sent to a high-end dental laboratory where they will be made by a master ceramist.
Dr. Weiss or Dr. Stein will need to prepare your teeth to accommodate the teeth veneers. A minimal amount of the tooth’s surface is filed off to accomplish this as well as to create a rough surface to ensure a proper bond. Oftentimes, we can also supply you with temporary veneers so you can try on your new smile before the permanent ones are placed.
Once the veneers are completed, you will return to our cosmetic dentistry office near Evanston, IL for the final placement. Your dentist will test them to make sure they fit and that the color blends in with the rest of your teeth. Dr. Weiss or Dr. Stein will use a special bonding agent to secure the dental veneers to your teeth.
Our staff will review the instructions on how to care for them to ensure longevity. They can last 10 to 20 years if cared for properly by the patient.