As the years go by it’s possible for one or more cosmetic imperfections to develop in your smile. This might come in the form of discolored tooth enamel, minor dental fractures, or even a small filling that no longer matches the shade of the surrounding teeth. In a situation like this, you can always turn to the dental specialists at Arel C Ondoy DMD’s Oak Forest, Illinois practice.
Our highly-trained and experienced staff can help you understand your options for improving your smile’s appearance. One of the most common and effective methods is to enhance the face of each tooth in your smile with dental veneers.
These are basically thin porcelain shells that are custom made from special dental-grade porcelain. They are custom-made in a professional dental lab to fit over the faces of the tooth visible in your smile.
The dental veneers can be shaded to a lustrous shade of white. The porcelain material will resist future staining far better than your natural tooth enamel. This will make it much easier to maintain your white smile during the years ahead.
Your dentist will start by performing a thorough dental exam to make sure that each tooth has sufficient enamel to anchor its dental veneer. If one of your teeth lack sufficient enamel to mount a veneer, our dentist might recommend having it restored by a porcelain crown.
Our specialists will then cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to one of our off-site dental labs where your porcelain veneers will be created.
You will need to return to our practice for a second appointment once the lab has completed the final dental veneers. To install the veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth to provide a texture to bond the veneers in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Oak Forest, Illinois area and you’re interested in having your smile improved by dental veneers, we invite you to call 708-535-0333 to schedule a consultation with our dentist at Arel C Ondoy DMD.