Veneers – Schaumburg, IL

Correcting Multiple Cosmetic Dental Flaws at Once

Smiling man and woman with dental veneers in Schaumburg

Are you bothered by tooth chips, stains, noticeable spaces, or slightly crooked teeth whenever you see your smile? It might seem like you’ll need to undergo multiple cosmetic dental treatments to address all of these flaws, but in many cases, it will only take one. With the help of dental veneers in Schaumburg, Dr. Dabah can enhance multiple aspects of your grin in just two appointments! To learn more about veneers and the benefits they have to offer, give our dental office a call today.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Close up of adhesive gel being applied to a dental veneer

A veneer is a very thin shell made to cover the front of your tooth. It can be carefully personalized so that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your grin. Thanks to veneers, it’s possible to address a variety of cosmetic dental issues with a single treatment. The number of veneers you get will depend on your situation; some people just have one veneer placed to correct flaws on a specific tooth, but others might need multiple veneers to make improvements to all of their visible teeth.

The Veneers Procedure

Cosmetic dentist choosing the right shade of veneers for a patient

Receiving dental veneers is usually a multi-step process that involves at least three dental office visits to complete. During the initial consultation, Dr. Dabah will perform a full examination and evaluate your teeth to ensure you are a candidate for veneers. On your next visit, he will begin the process by removing approximately half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface; this is roughly the same thickness as the veneer. Then Dr. Dabah will take an impression of your teeth, which is used to create the veneer.

Once the veneer is fabricated, it is ready to be bonded onto the tooth. Once Dr. Dabah has determined that the finished veneer’s shape and shade are correct, the veneer is ready to be bonded into place. However, before this happens, Dr. Dabah will apply a gel to the tooth to create a rough surface that the veneer can bond to. He will then apply the bonding agent and place the veneer.

The Benefits of Veneers

Young woman pointing to her smile

There are several reasons why veneers are such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment:

  • They’re extremely versatile and can be used to address multiple flaws simultaneously.
  • The materials used to make veneers give them a very lifelike appearance.
  • When veneers are made out of porcelain, they are highly stain-resistant, meaning they won’t be discolored as easily as your natural teeth.
  • Regular brushing and flossing (along with routine dental appointments) are typically all it takes to maintain your veneers; there’s no need for any special kind of care.