Porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental bonding could be the answer if those over the counter tooth whitening products are starting to turn your teeth blue. If your teeth look chalky or transparent, you may be overdoing the tooth whitening. Schedule an appointment with Glen Dental Cosmetic Dentistry in Glenview who will be able to determine if porcelain veneers or dental bonding is right for you.

Porcelain Veneers

A permanent solution to a less than perfect smile, porcelain veneers can repair teeth that are permanently stained, chipped, worn, or cracked. If you have teeth that are too short, or teeth that look like Dracula, porcelain veneers could be the answer.

If your teeth and gums are healthy enough for porcelain veneers, Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. Although the veneers are as thin as a contact lens, some natural structure still needs to be removed so that your new veneers look natural.

Dr. Gilmor will take an impression of your teeth and help you choose the best color for your new smile. Depending on how you look before your new veneers are placed, Dr. Gilmor may decide to fit you with temporary veneers.

When your new porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Gilmor will check for color and fit before permanently bonding them to your front teeth.

Porcelain veneers can last well over a decade if proper care is taken, however, they are permanent and will need to be repaired or replaced should they be worn or damaged.

Dental Bonding

A more affordable solution to badly stained, chipped, cracked, or worn teeth is dental bonding. The cosmetic resin can be used to fix damaged teeth or to fill cavities in your front teeth. Dental bonding can be completed in a single dental visit. If you have more than one or two teeth that need to be bonded, you may need an additional appointment.

After Dr. Gilmor chooses a color from the shade guide, he will apply the resin to the tooth or teeth that require dental bonding. Once he has sculpted the resin into place a laser or light will be used to cure the material. After the tooth has been polished, it will look just as natural as the rest of your smile.

Dental bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers, but can still last a decade if you are careful about what you eat, it can stain, and what you chew on, it can chip.

Porcelain veneers and dental bonding really can change your smile. Call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffry Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview Ill today.