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By Advance Family Dental Care
January 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Veneers can give our patients new and improved smiles in a matter of weeks.

Does the idea of having a perfect set of teeth seem like more of a dream than a possibility? If you have cracked, misshapen, worn, or crooked teeth, our Naperville, IL, dentist Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi understands that you may feel more than a little self-conscious about your smile. The good news is that Dr. Zomorrodi and the team at Advance Family Dental Care offer dental veneers, a simple and effective way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Veneers are False Nails for Your Teeth

While the metaphor might sound odd, just as false nails are used to elongate and improve the shape and appearance of your natural nails, dental veneers can improve the shape and size of your teeth while also hiding cosmetic flaws. Veneers are thin shells made from medical-grade porcelain that our Naperville, IL, family dentist will have uniquely made to fit your smile. Veneers can be used to cover all teeth or just a single tooth, depending on your needs.

Veneers Fix a Wide Range of Flaws

There are many things that veneers can be used to treat. You may be right for veneers if you are looking to correct:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
  • Small, stubby teeth
  • Discolorations and severe stains
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly crowded, crooked, or overlapping teeth

Veneers are Minimally Invasive

Another reason people want to get veneers is that they can completely transform your smile without requiring in-depth tooth preparation. Veneers are extremely thin shells, so they won’t take up much room, but we will still need to shave off bits of enamel from your tooth before we can place and bond your veneers. Enamel removal is very minor and may even be unnecessary with certain types of veneers. Plus, this can often be done without needing local anesthesia.

Veneers May Strengthen Teeth

Veneers are made from porcelain, which is incredibly resilient. This means that this durable material can reinforce your natural teeth and may even protect them from damage. If you’ve been a teeth grinder in the past your teeth may be a bit weaker. By getting veneers, we can provide your natural smile with more support to strengthen your smile for the long run.

Our Naperville IL dentist can easily determine whether veneers are right for you when you come into the office. To schedule an in-office consultation to discuss veneers or other cosmetic dentistry options, call Advance Family Dental Care at (630) 358-9899.

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It's been a rough year for all of us, but especially for Simon Cowell. The famous entrepreneur and brutally honest talent judge on American Idol and America's Got Talent underwent emergency back surgery in August after an accident on a new electric bike. But the good news is he's well on his way to recovery—and well enough in October to undergo another, less-stressful, procedure: a smile makeover with dental veneers.

This latest trip to the dentist wasn't Cowell's first experience with the popular restoration, wanting this time to update his smile to more closely resemble what he had when he was younger. He even brought along some older photos for reference.

Veneers aren't exclusive to celebrities like Simon Cowell, as thousands of people who get them every year can attest. These thin wafers of porcelain bonded to teeth can mask a wide range of defects, from chips, wear or discoloration to slight tooth gaps or misalignments. And every veneer is custom-made to match an individual patient's dental dimensions and coloring.

If you're thinking about a smile upgrade, here are a few reasons to consider dental veneers.

More bang for your buck. Compared to other transformative cosmetic options, veneers are relatively affordable, with the cost dependent largely on the extent of your dental needs. Still, dental veneers are an investment that can give long-lasting yields of a more attractive smile and even a completely new look.

Little to no tooth alteration. In most veneer cases, we need only remove a small amount of enamel so the veneers don't appear bulky (the alteration is permanent, though, so you'll need a veneer on the tooth from then on). It's also possible to get “no-prep” veneers requiring little to no alteration.

Durable and long-lasting. Continuing improvements in porcelain and other dental ceramics have led to stronger forms that can better withstand the biting forces your teeth encounter every day. Although you'll still need to be careful biting into hard items, your veneers can last for several years.

Easy to maintain. Veneer cleaning and maintenance is much the same as with natural teeth—daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental cleanings and checkups. Outside of that, you'll need to watch what you chomp down on: Veneers are strong, but not indestructible, and they can break.

As Simon Cowell knows, getting veneers isn't difficult. It starts with an initial visit so we can evaluate your dental health and needs. From there, we can present options on how to update your smile.

If you would like more information about dental veneers, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
June 02, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
HowVeneersRestoredHowieMandelsWinningSmile

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that someone playing hockey, racing motocross or duking it out in an ultimate fighter match had a tooth knocked out. But acting in a movie? That's exactly what happened to Howie Mandel, well-known comedian and host of TV's America's Got Talent and Deal or No Deal. And not just any tooth, but one of his upper front teeth—with the other one heavily damaged in the process.

The accident occurred during the 1987 filming of Walk Like a Man in which Mandel played a young man raised by wolves. In one scene, a co-star was supposed to yank a bone from Howie's mouth. The actor, however, pulled the bone a second too early while Howie still had it clamped between his teeth. Mandel says you can see the tooth fly out of his mouth in the movie.

But trooper that he is, Mandel immediately had two crowns placed to restore the damaged teeth and went back to filming. The restoration was a good one, and all was well with his smile for the next few decades.

Until, that is, he began to notice a peculiar discoloration pattern. Years of coffee drinking had stained his other natural teeth, but not the two prosthetic (“false”) crowns in the middle of his smile. The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine.

His dentist, though, had a solution: dental veneers. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to mask slight imperfections like chipping, gaps or discoloration. Veneers are popular way to get an updated and more attractive smile. Each veneer is custom-shaped and color-matched to the individual tooth so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.

One caveat, though: most veneers can look bulky if placed directly on the teeth. To accommodate this, traditional veneers require that some of the enamel be removed from your tooth so that the veneer does not add bulk when it is placed over the front-facing side of your tooth. This permanently alters the tooth and requires it have a restoration from then on.

In many instances, however, a “minimal prep” or “no-prep” veneer may be possible, where, as the names suggest, very little or even none of the tooth's surface needs to be reduced before the veneer is placed. The type of veneer that is recommended for you will depend on the condition of your enamel and the particular flaw you wish to correct.

Many dental patients opt for veneers because they can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations, including upgrades to previous dental work as Howie Mandel experienced. So if slight imperfections are putting a damper on your smile, veneers could be the answer.

If you would like more information about veneers and other cosmetic dental enhancements, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “Porcelain Dental Crowns.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
February 18, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  
VeneersMayNotBetheBestOptionforYourTeenagersTeeth

Just like adults, teenagers experience chipped, stained or disfigured teeth. And during a life stage where issues with appearance can be acutely painful, these defects call out for a solution.

And, there is one: porcelain veneers. These thin wafers of custom-made porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to cover dental flaws. They’re one of the least invasive—and most affordable—methods for smile enhancement.

There is one caveat, though: The affected teeth will most likely need alteration. Veneers can look bulky when bonded directly to teeth, so we compensate for this by removing some of the surface enamel. This changes the tooth permanently, to the point that it will always require a veneer or some other form of restoration.

But although this may be a minor issue for an adult, it could pose a problem for a teenager. That’s because the pulp, the innermost layer of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, is larger in a younger adolescent tooth than in an older adult tooth. Because of its size, it’s closer to the tooth’s surface. During enamel reduction for veneers on a young tooth, this could lead to inadvertent nerve damage. If that happens, the tooth may need a root canal treatment to preserve it.

If the adolescent tooth needing a “facelift” has already been root canaled or sustained significant structural damage, then altering it for veneers may not be too concerning. Likewise, if the teeth are smaller than normal, the bulkiness of a veneer may actually improve appearance and not require alteration. We’ll need to examine a young patient first before making any recommendations.

There are also alternatives to veneers for improving smile appearance. Enamel staining could be enhanced temporarily with teeth whitening. Small chips can be repaired with bonded dental material, or in skilled hands be used to “build” a veneer one layer at a time with no enamel reduction. Although not as durable as regular veneers, these bonding techniques could buy time until the tooth is more mature for veneers.

Whichever path we take, there are effective ways to transform a teenager’s flawed tooth. And that can make for an even better smile.

If you would like more information on dental restorations for teenagers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Veneers for Teenagers.”

By Advance Family Dental Care
June 04, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Unhappy with your smile's appearance? Then you need to learn about veneers! Dental veneers transform problem teeth by concealing veneersimperfections and giving them a flawless new look. Whether you have a tooth that is stained, chipped, or oddly shaped, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, can address your concerns with the help of veneers!

 

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are paper-thin covers that are placed over the front surface of flawed teeth. Once in place, a veneer looks like part of the natural tooth and can be used to conceal a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including stains and discolorations. Veneers are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth so there is no worry about them coming off. Additionally, each veneer's color, size, and shape are all customized for the perfect fit and most natural look possible. During a consultation, your Naperville dentist can help you decide if veneers are the right choice for you.

 

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer numerous benefits, the most prominent of which is how they can completely transform your smile by giving imperfect teeth a flawless new look. Some of the cosmetic concerns that can be addressed by this treatment include:

  • Chips and cracks in teeth
  • Stains and discolorations
  • Rough or uneven tooth surfaces
  • Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
  • Small spaces or gaps between teeth

Additional benefits of veneers include their functionality and longevity. Veneers function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to use them to safely and easily bite and chew foods. They are also durable and can last indefinitely with proper care. Furthermore, veneers are easy to care for and can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. Scheduling regular dental checkups can also help keep your veneers in good shape, for during these appointments a dentist can examine the veneers to ensure that they are holding up properly.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

The time is right to improve your smile with veneers. To learn more about how veneers can help you achieve the smile you desire, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zomorrodi, your Naperville dentist, by calling Advance Family Dental Care at (630) 358-9899!



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