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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
January 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Dental VeneersDental veneers are a great option when it comes to cosmetically improve the appearance of your teeth. Installing them doesn’t require any major modifications to your existing teeth, but they still provide significantly better results compared to other cosmetic treatments. See dentists Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville, IL to discuss veneers.

Treating Your Smile with Veneers
When you smile, do you hesitate to show all of your teeth? Do you feel compelled to cover your front teeth with your fingers when you’re laughing or speaking to other people? If so you may be a good candidate for veneers. They are dental devices that lay on top of your damaged or discolored teeth, making them look white, straight, and well-shaped. Veneers can also close up small gaps.

Why Are Veneers Preferred?
Dental crowning is a treatment that is very similar to veneers, except crowns require a lot more dental material to be removed. Crowns are also not appropriate for fixing several teeth in a row. Veneers are preferred because they can be easily attached and shaped by your Naperville, IL dentist without too much work. Porcelain is the material that’s commonly used for veneers because it is versatile and easy to integrate with any smile for a very natural look.

A New Smile, a New Lease on Life
Don’t underestimate the impact of renewing your smile with veneers. After years of living with a smile that you feel less than proud of, this cosmetic treatment can really provide you with a major confidence boost. It can also help rejuvenate your social life and professional career. Take the time to schedule a consultation—your dentist will work closely with you to give you an idea of what your smile will look like after it is restored with veneers.

Consult a Veneer Dentist
You might just learn that porcelain veneers are the ideal way for your dentist to improve the way your teeth look. Call 630-420-2800 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Jeffrey Onik or Dr. Connie Onik at their office in Naperville, IL.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
November 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
August 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

VeneersNature 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?

Dental defects

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.

The treatment

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.

By Willow Ridge Dental Group
October 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Could a few of your teeth benefit from a makeover? Veneers offer a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth affected by dental veneersflaws. Naperville, IL, dentists Dr. Jeffrey Onik and Dr. Connie Onik explain how veneers work and discuss a few ways that they can transform you smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers cover imperfections with a thin layer of porcelain. Porcelain not only looks just like tooth enamel but also offers exceptional strength. Veneers are custom made to fit the front of your teeth, ensuring that your smile looks completely natural. In some cases, veneers can be attached directly to your tooth enamel with dental cement. In others, a very slight amount of tooth enamel may need to be removed first to ensure a good fit.

What are the advantages of veneers?

They're an excellent choice if you want to make large chips or cracks disappear from view. Veneers are also used to lengthen teeth and close slight gaps in your smile. Is one of your teeth crooked, twisted or pointed? Veneers conceal unusually shaped teeth, improving your smile quickly and easily.

Veneers are a good choice if one or more of your teeth are stained or discolored from antibiotic side effects, root canals, or trauma. When you visit our Naperville office, we'll select a veneer shade that matches the color of your other teeth perfectly. If you want a whiter, brighter smile than teeth whitening can provide, you may be interested in veneers.

Can everyone benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a good choice for most people, but there are some exceptions. Orthodontic treatment may be a better option if you have large spaces between your teeth. If a tooth is very short or there's not enough healthy tooth structure remaining, a crown may offer a better restoration option.

Enhance your smile with veneers. Call Naperville, IL, dentists Dr. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at (630) 420-2800 to schedule your appointment.