Northbrook, Illinois ? Northbrook Court Dental Associates (http://www.northbrookcourtdental.com) announced that it now offers porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth.
?Our goal with cosmetic dentistry is to enable patients to have the smile they?ve always wanted,? says Dr. Michael Vold, D.D.S. ?Porcelain veneers are one of the easiest ways for patients to correct teeth with poor color or shape.?
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of a person?s teeth, gums and bite. Over the years, porcelain veneers has become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures,both at the Northbrook dental clinic and in genral.
A porcelain veneer is a custom-made thin layer of material that is generally bonded to the tooth with resin cement. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored and worn down, as well as uneven or irregularly shaped. Veneers are also used to cover large spaces between teeth, and teeth that have not responded well to tooth whitening or bleaching.
Veneers, which can last from 10 to 30 years, can be placed on one or more teeth. The procedure involves an initial consultation that includes an examination, evaluation and the development of a treatment plan. In some cases, x-rays may also be taken. The tooth is prepared for the veneer by removing a tiny amount of enamel from the tooth?s surface. An impression of the tooth is then taken and sent to a laboratory where the veneer is created.
Veneers are adhered to teeth using a light sensitive resin, which is placed between the veneer and the tooth. A special curing light is then used to harden the resin.
?It?s almost impossible to tell the different between veneers and regular teeth,? says Dr. Vold. ?They are also very easy to maintain.?
Dr. Michael Vold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin (1963), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School (1967) and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law (1980). He served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force and taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Dr. Vold is a member of the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society, as well as a recipient of numerous professional honors and awards.