Elmhurst Dentist Reviews the Versatile Uses of Porcelain Dental Veneers

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 25, 2012

Elmhurst Dentist Reviews the Versatile Uses of Porcelain Dental Veneers

Many of our patients at Scharfenberg Dental are interested in transforming the appearance of their smiles. For some, they have experienced a dental trauma or injury—they may have cracked or chipped teeth as a result. For some others, age has dulled their teeth, making them appear darker and dirty. And some patients are just unhappy with their natural teeth. Perhaps their adult teeth came in crooked, misaligned, or crowded. All of these patients have different concerns, but they have one thing in common—dental veneers could be the optimal treatment option for each of them.


Porcelain veneers are an amazing cosmetic product because they can benefit so many different types of patients. Made of thin layers of porcelain, veneers are affixed to existing teeth, effectively resurfacing the appearance of outer dental enamel. Because they are applied over teeth, dental veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic dental concerns.


Our Elmhurst veneers dentists use them to treat patients with:


·      Severely discolored teeth—dental veneers are especially useful for patients with dental enamel that is resistant to traditional teeth whitening options, including those patients with tetracycline or fluorosis staining.

·       Chipped or broken teeth—because dental veneers are applied over teeth, they can mask the appearance of cracked or chipped enamel.

·      Spaces between teeth—dental veneers are individually sized, so they can be made slightly larger to close a gap between natural teeth.

·      Irregularly shaped teeth—dental veneers are also individually shaped to blend with natural teeth. If you have a tooth that is irregularly shaped, your veneer can effectively resize and reshape the appearance of your enamel.  


As you can see dental veneers address a number of cosmetic problems—that’s why so many patients love them! Our Elmhurst veneers dentists can even coordinate your treatment, and use veneers to fix a number of problems with one treatment.  Our patient Mark, for instance, had chipped teeth from an accident as well as natural gaps in his smile. Rather than waiting through orthodontic treatment and then dental bonding, he had porcelain veneers placed to quickly give him a white, straight, Hollywood smile. If you’ve been thinking about perfecting your smile, consider porcelain dental veneers, they may be an ideal option for you. Give our Elmhurst veneers dentists a call at (630) 733-1624 if you have questions or you’d like more information.