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By Glenview Family Dental
February 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Porcelain Veneers will give you the smile you’ve dreamed of

You’ve probably seen someone with a celebrity-perfect smile and you want to look and smile just like that person. You want to have perfect, sparkling white teeth and look great. Now you can! You can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of thanks to modern dental veneersmaterials and techniques available from your dentists at Family Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois. They can introduce you to the magic of porcelain veneers!

Porcelain veneers are a very natural-looking and beautiful solution to many major cosmetic issues, and with proper care, they should last for many years. They are also a conservative solution because very little tooth structure is removed, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, porcelain veneers don’t pick up stains the way your natural teeth do, because of the high-tech materials.

Your dentists at Family Dental Center want you to know the many ways porcelain veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Porcelain veneers can fix teeth that are:

  • Spaced unevenly or gapped apart due to genetics
  • Badly worn and chipped or cracked from aging
  • Stained or yellowed from smoking or drinking coffee
  • Deeply stained from medications like tetracycline
  • Damaged or broken from traumatic injury

Porcelain veneers are a great solution to renewing your smile for a special occasion like a wedding or reunion. You can have a new and beautiful smile quickly, just in time for your event. For more information on why patients choose porcelain veneers, please visit the services page of the Family Dental Center at http://www.glenviewfamilydental.com.

Porcelain veneers offer a way to a newer, younger smile. They are an investment you make in yourself, and you deserve the best, like your dentists at Family Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois. Call them today and get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

By Family Dental Center
October 02, 2011
Category: Dental Procedures

A veneer is a thin layer of dental ceramic tooth-colored restorative material, usually made of porcelain, which replaces some of the tooth's enamel and is physically bonded to it.

You might want to consider porcelain veneers:

  1. If your teeth are severely discolored. (For best results we may recommend that your teeth be whitened before veneering them.)
  2. If your teeth cannot be evenly whitened or matched by other means.
  3. If your teeth are misshapen or worn, you can change their size or shape for optimum aesthetic appeal.
  4. If you don't want to have your teeth prepared (drilled), prepless veneers may be an option to change your smile.
  5. If you want as little natural tooth structure prepared as possible to improve your smile.
  6. If you would like something temporary first to “test-drive” your new smile, then:
  7. “Provisional veneers” allow you to try out your new smile and give us feedback before the final permanent veneers are placed.
  8. If you want to improve your smile for just one tooth or even multiple teeth.
  9. If you want long-lasting restorations — veneers can last from seven to twenty years or more.

And the top reason is:

  1. Porcelain laminate veneers are among the most aesthetic ways to create a more beautiful, yet normal, looking smile.

Tell us what you want to change about your current smile, and we can tell you whether veneers are right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about cosmetic dentistry. You can learn more by reading about porcelain veneers in Dear Doctor magazine.

By Family Dental Center
April 04, 2011
Category: Dental Procedures

When it comes to restoring both the beauty and functionality of a smile, two of the most commonly used techniques are porcelain crowns and veneers. Why? They consistently deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that are permanent and require very little maintenance. And while they have many things in common, they also have just as many differences.

The Similarities

Here are some facts that apply to both porcelain veneers and crowns:

  • Both enable changes to a tooth's color and shape.
  • Dental laboratory technicians use precise molds made by our office to hand-craft porcelain veneers and crowns.
  • Both are made using high-quality dental porcelain.
  • Neither respond to tooth whitening products — the color of the veneer or crown remains the same color as the day it was placed.
  • Neither procedure is reversible once completed.

The Differences

Here are some of their differences:

  • Crowns are used to replace a larger amount of tooth structure while veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front surface of teeth.
  • Veneers require much less tooth preparation (reduction by drilling) than crowns.
  • Crowns allow for greater change of tooth shape, while veneers allow for more minor changes.
  • Crowns are generally used to restore teeth that have lost tooth structure from decay or trauma.
  • Veneers are generally used where teeth are structurally healthy and intact, but color and shape change are required.
  • Veneers are used mostly for teeth that are visible when smiling, while crowns can be used to restore virtually any tooth.

Want To Learn More?

To learn more, read the Dear Doctor article, “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.” Or, you can contact us to discuss your questions or to schedule a consultation.

By Family Dental Center
January 23, 2011
Category: Dental Procedures

In a recent online poll conducted by Dear Doctor, the premier oral healthcare resource for consumers, 77% of those polled planned on visiting their dentist prior to their wedding. For some, this includes a thorough cleaning to remove stains and freshen both their smile and breath. However, a growing number of brides, grooms, and parents of the couple are seeking cosmetic dentistry or more specifically, a smile makeover, to transform their smile for their special day as well as their future.

If this describes your situation, take the first step towards the smile you have always wanted. To create your ideal smile, we will first meet with you to get to know you better and hear your concerns, goals, expectations and wedding day timeline. Bringing in photos or magazine images of smiles that you consider beautiful will help to ensure that we understand what you find attractive, as beauty can vary greatly from individual to individual. During this initial consultation, you will also learn about your smile makeover treatment options and what you could expect immediately prior, during and following each option.

Some subtle improvements we may consider are teeth whitening and bonding. Both of these options can take place in just a few office visits and produce very attractive results. Porcelain veneers and crowns can provide you with longer-term results that can last from 10 to 20 years. However, because they typically require 1 to 4 months advance notice, it is important to see us as soon as possible to ensure you have enough time before your special day. Another procedure that can play a dramatic role in your smile makeover is periodontal plastic surgery to improve and alter your gum tissues and their relationship to your teeth. For example, the appearance of “short” teeth can be corrected by lengthening them during a surgical procedure that has minor discomfort yet results in a life-long change.

Want to learn more?

Contact us today to discuss your smile makeover questions or to schedule an appointment. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor article, “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile.”