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Veneers services offered in Downers Grove, IL

Dental veneers can transform the appearance of your smile in just a few short visits, and they’re an incredibly popular and versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment. Over decades in practice, William Grotz, DDS, of OakGrove Family Dental has helped many people in Downers Grove, Illinois, achieve the smile of their dreams using custom dental veneers. Call or click today to learn more about what veneers can do for you .
Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-crafted thin shells made of porcelain or ceramic. These shells are cemented over the surface of your natural teeth, changing their appearance and creating a smile designed to suit the curve of your natural smile and your facial features. 

Veneers are only placed over the front surfaces of your teeth, and only on the teeth most visible when you speak or smile. Often, veneers only need to be placed on your top teeth to create a beautiful smile, although they can also be placed on bottom teeth. 

What kinds of cosmetic issues can dental veneers improve ?

One reason why dental veneers are so popular is the fact that they can address more than one issue at once. This means you can save time and money as compared to coming in to have multiple cosmetic concerns addressed through different treatments. 

Some of the cosmetic issues that dental veneers can improve include:

  • Discoloration that cannot be improved with whitening
  • Irregularities in the size of adjacent teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Minor alignment problems
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

During your consultation, you’ll learn more about how dental veneers can change the appearance of your smile. Each set of veneers is custom-crafted, and no two sets are alike, so you can design many aspects of your new smile. 

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

Getting a new set of dental veneers begins with an exam to learn more about the health of your teeth and gums. If you have active dental decay or untreated gum disease, those issues will need to be resolved before moving forward with veneers. 

On the day of your procedure, you’ll receive an injection of local anesthetic to prevent you from feeling discomfort. Dr. Grotz then removes a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the veneers.

A set of impressions are made to gather data on the precise size, shape, and alignment of your prepared teeth. This information is sent to the lab to guide the fabrication of your new veneers. Temporary veneers are secured to protect your teeth while you wait for the fabrication process to be complete.

Once your new veneers arrive, Dr. Grotz checks them for appearance and fit before cementing them into place. This completes the treatment, and your new smile will be ready to share with friends and loved ones immediately after your visit. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book an appointment, or use the easy online scheduling page.