Elmhurst Veneers Dentist Explains The Finishing Steps of Creating Veneers

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Aug 29, 2014

Elmhurst Veneers Dentist Explains The Finishing Steps of Creating Veneers

When it comes to perfecting smiles, the devil is in the details. The more that our Elmhurst cosmetic dental team is able to customize cosmetic treatment to suit the individual patient, the better the end aesthetic result.

Cosmetic veneers are effective and popular cosmetic restorations precisely because they lend themselves to personalization. Here are just some of the ways that our dentist can customize your porcelain veneers:

Thickness and length

When we create your dental veneer, we will first make sure that we size it to fit comfortably over your existing tooth, and to function well with your entire smile. Then, we can also lengthen or widen the veneers slightly, in order to make the tooth appear more erupted or to close gaps between the teeth, respectively.

Brighten and lighten

Our team will make sure that your veneer does not stick out in your smile as “fake” or “flat.” A crucial step to helping your veneer blend in is shading the porcelain to coordinate with your whole smile. We can create your veneer in a range of hues—just make sure to remember that porcelain does not lighten when exposed to professional whitening formulations. So lighten your smile to your satisfaction before it is time to color your veneer to match.

Overall shape

In general, more rounded teeth appear feminine, while angular teeth read as masculine. We can shape your veneers to give you your desired overall appearance, and to coordinate with any natural teeth that will remain visible.

During the dental veneers treatment process, our Elmhurst veneers dentists will collaborate with you to determine how your veneers should be constructed. During this process, you can share what your dream smile looks like with our dental team, and pinpoint any specific dental issues you want to address with porcelain veneers. Contact our office to get started!