Elmhurst Veneers Dentist Brightens and Perfects Older Teeth With Dental Veneers

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 25, 2012

Elmhurst Veneers Dentist Brightens and Perfects Older Teeth With Dental Veneers

As we age our teeth age with us. When we’re young we may enjoy teeth that are luminous, white, and sparkling, only to find that, with age, our teeth begin to look dark and dull. It can be disheartening to find that your teeth are losing some of their luster, but please remember that there are cosmetic treatments that can help you reclaim your beautiful smile. Our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to help perfect dulling smiles, and one of the most popular treatments for older patients is dental veneers.


Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are attached to existing teeth. They are used to visually resurface the appearance of damaged or dark dental enamel. Because veneers are custom shaped and shaded for each patient, they deliver exceptionally natural looking results.


As we age our dental enamel thins, which can cause a number of aesthetic issues. Thinning dental enamel can cause teeth to appear darker or dull, because the dark layer of dentin below the enamel begins to show through the surface of the tooth.


Thinning enamel can also contribute to cracks and chips in the tooth’s surface. These cracks not only provide a breeding ground for oral bacteria, they also contribute to dental discoloration. Although these changes are quite common and natural for patients with aging teeth, they can be unsightly and take a toll on a patient’s self-esteem.


With dental veneers, you can effectively correct the color, shape, and size of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are usually applied in only two or three dental visits, and they are a permanent cosmetic treatment. Although no patient likes to realize that his or her teeth are showing wear and tear, it can be reassuring to know that you don’t have to live with an unsightly smile.


To learn more information about porcelain veneers, dental aging, or cosmetic treatments in general, give our Elmhurst cosmetic dental office a call. We can discuss your particular situation in greater detail at your consultation!