Posts for: August, 2018
Nature doesn't guarantee a perfect smile. However, cosmetic dentistry helps people with flawed teeth achieve their best personal appearance. At Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL, Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik reshape dental defects with realistic porcelain veneers. Also called dental laminates, these translucent, thin shells of fine ceramic camouflage a host of enamel defects. Could they help yours?
They make people cover their mouths as they laugh or smile. Chips, cracks, odd shape, uneven length, deep stains, gaps--you name it, and it can ruin how people perceive you and how you feel about yourself, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
What's the solution? For very minor defects, composite resin bonding, using a tooth-colored blend of glass particles and acrylic, works well to regularize tooth shape and fill in small pits and gaps. More substantial flaws, such as big chips or very dark stains from smoking or certain pharmaceuticals, require the frontside coverage porcelain veneers provide.
Your consultation with Dr. Onik
At Willow Ridge Dental in Naperville, your dentist consults with adults of all ages, personal tastes, and lifestyles about their smile goals. Porcelain veneers are a top choice to create a look that's natural looking, yet flawless.
And, these laminates add a measure of durability to selected healthy teeth. With diligent oral hygiene at home and at Willow Ridge Dental Group, veneers last for more than ten years.
Critical to success is the patient-dentist consultation. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to look for decay and gum disease. X-rays and other imaging, as well as oral impressions, give both dentist and dental lab the information needed to make perfect veneers. As the patient, you'll provide Dr. Onik ideas on how you'd like your smile to change.
Dr. Onik wants their patients to understand that veneers are permanent. Once you wear veneers, you always will. Why? It's because the dentist must remove a small portion of enamel so your mouth accommodates the veneers comfortably. Also, the resurfacing helps the permanent tooth-colored cement to adhere well to the teeth.
After enamel reduction, you'll wear temporary veneers, and the dental lab will fabricate your new laminates individually, shaping and coloring them just right. When Dr. Onik receives them at Willow Ridge Dental Group, you'll return to the office for installation. After a week or so, you'll be used to how your veneers feel and bite. However, you'll immediately love their spectacular look.
To care for your veneers, just brush twice daily with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Floss daily, too, as the American Dental Association advises, and limit staining and extra-hard foods.
Are you ready?
Learn more about porcelain veneers by calling Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL. Book a consultation with our team, and anticipate a new smile. Call (630) 420-2800.