Are you looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile? We have just what you might need. Dental veneers in Elgin are the perfect cosmetic dental solution for patients who want to completely redesign their smile without orthodontics or invasive procedures. Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or resin composite materials that are custom-made to cover the front side of your teeth.
Dental veneers in Elgin work by covering up unsightly stains or chips, while also hiding:
- Uneven teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Abnormally spaced teeth
Through this procedure, Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer can help you improve the appearance of your smile in Elgin with dental veneers.
The Elgin Dental Veneer Procedure
Receiving dental veneers is usually a multi-step process that involves at least three office visits to complete. During the initial consultation, Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer, our Elgin, IL dentists, will perform a full examination and evaluate your teeth to ensure you are a candidate for veneers. At your next visit, Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer will begin the process by removing approximately ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface—this is roughly the same thickness of the veneer. Then they will take an impression of your teeth, which is used to create the veneer.
Once the veneer is fabricated, it is ready to be bonded onto the tooth. Once Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer, our dentists in Elgin, IL, have determined that the finished veneer’s shape and shade are correct, it will be ready to be bonded into place. However, before this happens, Dr. Karr or Dr. Blazer will apply a gel to the teeth in order to create a rough surface that the veneer can bond to. Next, they will apply the bonding agent and place the veneer.
Contact us at Karr and Blazer Dental in Elgin for dental veneer information and to schedule a consultation.