Cosmetic dentistry offers many techniques to improve the appearance of your smile. One of the most effective and lasting ways to achieve a dramatic transformation is with porcelain veneers. Dr. Michael Wasserman in Highland Park, IL, designs and places custom dental veneers to help patients achieve their unique cosmetic goals. In as few as two dental appointments, he can help you achieve the aesthetic smile of your dreams.
A Personalized Treatment
Made of thin ceramic, porcelain veneers are designed to adhere to the front surface of teeth, completely concealing underlying dental flaws. These natural-looking porcelain shells offer a comprehensive solution to visually enhance the appearance of your smile. The porcelain is shaded to match your surrounding teeth and flatter your features with results that are highly durable and lifelike. Porcelain veneers are made of layered ceramic that resembles natural tooth enamel. This strong material is stain resistant and can last up to 10 years or more.
Are you a Veneers Candidate?
Custom created to cover all types of cosmetic dental concerns, veneers can even enhance the shape and size of teeth. This treatment can conceal:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Irregularly shaped or worn teeth
Prior to beginning the veneers process, you must be free from tooth decay, gum disease, or infection. Dr. Wasserman always provides an initial oral health exam, and can address any issues that need treating. Dental veneers are not recommended for patients who grind or clench their teeth, as these habits can damage the porcelain.
Dr. Wasserman will thoroughly explain the process and help you decide if veneers are right for you. He can provide a mock-up to help you visualize your end result. Because the process involves removal of a thin layer of tooth enamel, you must decide to wear veneers permanently. If desired, an alternative procedure, dental bonding, can provide similar results with less commitment.
Porcelain veneers are one of several dental procedures offered at Port Clinton Dental Care that can transform your smile and provide a boost of confidence.
The Treatment Process
To begin the dental veneers process, Dr. Wasserman will remove a small layer of enamel. Anesthetic is provided if desired, but many patients remain comfortable without it. Next, our team will take highly detailed impressions of your teeth. These molds will be forwarded directly to a lab to create of your custom veneers. Dr. Wasserman can provide you with temporary veneers to wear during the waiting period, which is typically one to two weeks.
Before attaching your final veneers, we will confirm the fit is precise, making any adjustments if needed. Once your restorations meet your satisfaction, Dr. Wasserman will affix them in place. No recovery period is needed after veneers placement, so you can begin enjoying your new smile immediately.
Achieve Your Dream Smile
Porcelain veneers are one of several dental procedures offered at Port Clinton Dental Care that can transform your smile and provide a boost of confidence. To get started on your aesthetic new smile, please contact us online or call (847) 432-1416 today. We also accept flexible financing through CareCredit® to help you achieve your goals.