If you are tired of spending too much on tooth whitening products that don’t work, it’s time to consider another alternative.

Teeth that have been restored or teeth that are badly stained on the inside cannot be whitened. Even professional tooth whitening won’t get the job done. Fortunately, other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, will give you the smile that you have always dreamed of having.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding or Porcelain Veneers

This procedure takes a single dental appointment to complete. Your dentist in Glenview, Dr. Jeffrey Gilmor, and Dr. Verena Phillips are preferred cosmetic dental bonding providers and will give you a beautiful smile that can last for a decade or more as long as you take care of your teeth and gums. That means, brushing, flossing, and regular appointments with your cosmetic dentist in Glenview.

Dental resign is applied directly to your tooth. Your Chicago cosmetic dentist will use a shade guide for a perfect match to the rest of your smile.

Before the resin is applied, a conditioning liquid is used to roughen up the tooth for a stronger bond. After the liquid is applied, your Glenview cosmetic dentist will mold and shape. Once satisfied, the bond is cured with a light before the final process, which includes filing, shaping, and polishing.

Porcelain Veneers Versus Dental Bonding

A permanent cosmetic dentistry procedure, porcelain veneers take at least two appointments to complete. During your first appointment, Dr. Phillips or Dr. Gilmor will make an impression of your teeth. That mold is sent to the lab where your new veneers will be made. During that time, you will most probably be fitted with a temporary set of veneers, as your teeth may be unsightly. Unsightly because porcelain veneers require some enamel removal for a perfect fit.

When your new porcelain veneers are ready, they will be checked for color and fit before they are bonded into place. Because of the enamel removal, your veneers are permanent, and if removed, will have to be replaced.

If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dentistry, including dental bonding and porcelain veneers, call and schedule an appointment with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview today.