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Show Off Your Best Possible Smile

If your teeth are a source of anxiety about your appearance, you may have considered cosmetic dentistry to correct the issues and renew your smile. Porcelain dental veneers are a versatile and effective way to change your smile for the better and can give you the confidence you need to feel great about the way you look. Find out more about porcelain dental veneers and what they can mean for your teeth with Dr. Rick Brar, Dr. Keith Bram, and Dr. Steve Johnson at Envision a Smile in St. Charles, IL.

What is a dental veneer?

Dental veneers are a dental restoration made of porcelain which covers a tooth to change its appearance. Veneers are custom-made for your smile in a dental laboratory. The laboratory technician bases the design of the veneer off of an impression of your teeth to ensure a natural look and color matches the veneer to the surrounding natural teeth.

Am I a candidate for veneers?

Veneers require healthy teeth to provide them with a sturdy foundation. A good candidate for veneers does not have any teeth decay or gum disease in the area they wish to improve. Additionally, teeth decay and gum disease can hinder your results greatly, making a strong at-home oral care routine crucial to maintaining the health of your veneers and natural teeth alike. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that veneers may require replacement or maintenance in the future.

What can I expect during the veneers process?

Your veneers will begin with an appointment to talk about your expectations for your results, gather your personal, medical, and lifestyle histories, and address any questions or concerns you have about the procedure. Your veneers will require the help of a dental laboratory to design and create the porcelain restorations, meaning you will have an appointment before and after their creation. Before, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers. They will then take an impression of the mouth to use int he design process. Your second appointment will take place after the dental laboratory has created your veneers about two weeks later. Then, your dentist will place the veneers on your teeth.

Porcelain Dental Veneers in St. Charles, IL

For more information on porcelain dental veneers, please contact Dr. Brar, Dr. Bram, and Dr. Johnson at Envision a Smile in St. Charles, IL. Call (630) 883-0111 to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers with your dentist today!

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