Cityview Dental Arts
Jerry Bock, DDS
General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Misshapen, cracked, or stained teeth can make you think twice before smiling. Dr. Jerry Bock at Cityview Dental Arts recommends porcelain veneers for a smile that’s both functional and beautiful. Located in the Bucktown and Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Dr. Bock and the experienced team at Cityview Dental Arts can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Call or book your consultation online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers help re-create the appearance of your natural teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. Each veneer is custom-fitted to your individual teeth, then one of the skilled cosmetic dentists at Cityview Dental Arts bonds them to your existing teeth. Veneers cover blemishes like gaps, stains, cracks, or misshapen teeth. In addition, they help reinforce frail teeth.
Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel. A skilled dental team member describes your choices and helps you pick the best kind of veneers for your unique situation.
What should I expect if I decide to get veneers?
After an initial consultation to discuss the type of veneers that are best for your teeth and the results you hope to achieve, you come back for another appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dental specialist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth have been prepared, your dental practitioner makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.
When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. Your teeth are cleaned and etched to prepare them for the bonding process. A dental expert then applies a unique adhesive and light source which makes the cement bond securely to the porcelain. Voila! Once the cement dries, you have a new and upgraded smile!
What’s great about veneers?
Veneers offer a natural-looking solution for broken, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Additionally, they offer the following advantages:
- Stain resistance
- Well-tolerated by your gums
- Can lighten darker teeth
- Look great with no invasive dental work
- Strengthen teeth
- Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns
If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call Cityview Dental Arts or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.