Veneers are a type of permanent cosmetic dental procedure that make a big impact on the look of your smile. You can get one veneer or a whole set of them, depending on your oral health and your need for cosmetic dentistry services. The veneers are created just for you out of thin shells of porcelain. The porcelain is colored either to match your neighboring teeth or to give you a brighter and whiter smile.
Your custom veneers are created for you in a dental lab. To begin the process of getting veneers in Elk Grove Village, we first evaluate your oral health. So long as your teeth and gums are healthy, we can proceed. We take three-dimensional impressions of your mouth. The dental lab uses these to build your veneers. In order to fit you for veneers, your teeth will have some enamel removed. Only the teeth getting the veneers need to have this done.
The veneers are prepared by the dental lab within two weeks. When you return to our practice, we must remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth. Once the enamel is removed, your tooth will always have to be covered either by a veneer or a crown. The veneers are bonded to your teeth with a dental cement that is activated by a special light. The cement is matched to the color of the tooth, so it will not change the way that the veneer looks. This process takes about 20 to 30 minutes for each veneer.
If you are interested in a consultation for veneers in Elk Grove Village, contact us at Brian Homann, DDS. You could also visit us online at http://www.ElkGroveVillageILDentist.com to learn more about our other cosmetic dentistry services.