Do you have “that tooth”? The one that sticks just a little too far out? Or maybe it overlaps the one right next to it. Maybe you have two of those teeth. It’s normal for teeth to not be perfectly straight and aligned, but for aesthetic reasons, we understand the desire to find a solution for “that tooth.” That’s why Dr. Abraham Stein and Dr. Zachary Weiss at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry is proud to offer several aesthetic dentistry treatments for patients who are dealing with slightly crooked or misaligned teeth. With today’s modern dentistry innovations, crooked teeth don’t necessarily mean the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Porcelain veneers offer a faster solution for correcting the imperfect line-up of your teeth. Learn more about porcelain veneers, available in our Skokie, IL practice, below!
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What are veneers?
Think of veneers as covers for your teeth. Fabricated from very thin slivers of medical-grade ceramic, veneers are applied to the front teeth visible in your smile.
Why would I choose veneers?
Veneers are a popular aesthetic dentistry treatment because they camouflage a variety of aesthetic issues in otherwise healthy and functional teeth quickly. Veneers are usually a treatment of choice for those patients who have aesthetic issues that professional whitening or bonding cannot fix. They offer some of the most dramatic smile improvements and are completely custom to your current (and desired) smile.
How can veneers fix my crooked teeth?
Orthodontics like traditional braces and Invisalign® are great for addressing crooked teeth in combination with malocclusion (or bite problems) that stem from the upper and lower jaw not coming together properly. However, for patients without bite problems who simply desire a more aesthetic smile, veneers can offer positive results in just a matter of weeks –rather than months or years needed in traditional orthodontic work.
Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss will first prep your teeth before veneers can be applied. This may require shaping and resizing of teeth –especially those which may be overlapping or sticking out from other teeth. This process won’t be painful, as local anesthetics will help reduce any mild discomfort.
What else should I know?
It’s important to note that porcelain veneers are usually considered a permanent treatment. This means that once placed, veneers should be maintained in order to provide maximum protection for your teeth. Due to the enamel that must be removed during the placement process, teeth that are treated with veneers can be more vulnerable to damage if the veneers are removed. However, teeth with veneers remain healthy and functional; the treatment process does not damage your natural teeth. For some patients, minimal-prep veneers offer an even slimmer veneer option that requires less enamel to be removed. These are not right for every patient, but Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can help you understand your specific treatment options during your aesthetic dentistry consultation.
Crooked teeth? Call us!
If your crooked teeth are holding you back from loving your smile, don’t wait to call The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry; aesthetic dentistry is our passion, and we are highly experienced at offering cosmetic care at the highest level for Chicago-area patients. Call us at (847) 676-3500 today to schedule your consultation.