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Porcelain Veneers
Rockford & Loves Park, IL

Porcelain Veneers
Rockford & Loves Park, IL

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, slender pieces of porcelain that lay directly on the front surface of your natural teeth. These pieces are bonded over the existing tooth and serve as an alternative to traditional crowns.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, slender pieces of porcelain that lay directly on the front surface of your natural teeth. These pieces are bonded over the existing tooth and serve as an alternative to traditional crowns.

If you are looking to fix aesthetic dental concerns regarding the shade, spacing, and even size of your teeth then you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can correct any cosmetic issue ranging from tooth spacing, mild crowding, discoloration, and broken or chipped teeth.

The team at Burch Dental has a simple goal. That is to ensure your trust through our commitment to quality treatment and your continued satisfaction. It is our daily agenda to maintain a caring environment that is respectful and comfortable for everyone. Our team members are united in our efforts to promote oral health by means of prevention, enhancement, wellness, and rejuvenation. Call or visit one of our convenient locations today to schedule your appointment for an evaluation to determine if you or someone in your family would benefit from porcelain veneers.

Regular dental cleanings work wonders for keeping your teeth healthy. But sometimes, there are aspects of your teeth that cannot be changed as easily. If you are looking for a dental solution to get the best smile possible, you may want to ask Burch Dental about porcelain veneers at your next dental appointment.

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The dentists at Burch Dental have over 50 years of combined experience in dentistry. Stop by and let our staff take care of you!

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The Different Types of Veneers Available

There are several different types of veneers available to achieve your perfect smile. You will want to review all the different versions with our team during the consultation appointment to make sure we together choose the best option for your lifestyle:

  • Porcelain- The most popular of the veneer types, porcelain is both durable and long-lasting. Ceramic layers are usually comprised of dentin and enamel to simulate a natural look and excellent fit. There will be some reduction in the natural teeth size with this method which may not be the best option for you.
  • Prepless- This type of veneer requires no reduction to your natural teeth before the placement. Prepless veneer shells are ultra-thin porcelain pieces that lay over the existing teeth just like traditional porcelain veneers. If you are looking to correct several dental issues you may not be the best candidate for this option so make sure to discuss with Burch Dental about this option thoroughly first.
  • Minimal Prep- As the name indicates, minimal prep veneers can be placed with little preparation to the teeth before bonding. An exceedingly small amount of the teeth must be removed before the veneers are placed, allowing you the option of keeping your natural tooth structure in comparison to traditional porcelain veneers.
  • Composite- If you are looking for a more affordable veneer restoration, composite veneers can be a great solution. There can be truly little to zero preparation needed for the teeth before placing this restoration. Composite veneers can be just as effective in correcting dental concerns. They do not last as long as porcelain, requiring replacement in five to ten years.
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Dental Crowns

We understand emergencies are never planned, so our team at Burch Dental is equipped to provide emergency dental services.

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Dental Implants

From standard cleanings to complex procedures, our team at Burch Dental is equipped to provide any dental service you may need.

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The dentists at Burch Dental have over 50 years of combined experience in dentistry. Stop by and let our staff take care of you!

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Dental Veneers

For all those busy patients, give Burch Dental a call to schedule a Saturday appointment for your dental needs.

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

There are three basic phases of the veneer planning process: consultation, preparation, and placement.

  • Consultation- To ensure that veneers are an appropriate solution for you, you will want to start by making a consultation appointment with Burch Dental. Discussing your treatment goals at this time will help determine if aesthetic veneers are indeed an appropriate solution. Our team will also review veneer types and color shades available based on your budget and desired outcome.
  • Preparation- In the preparation visit, we will start by making room for the veneers to be placed over your existing teeth. In doing this, we will remove a thin layer of the tooth enamel. This procedure is usually painless, but we may give you the option for anesthesia if you are feeling uncomfortable. Next, we will take an impression of your teeth to use in helping to create the new shape you are looking for with the veneers. Our team will also choose the most appropriate shade of porcelain to match the current color of your teeth or your selected color if you are looking to correct discoloration. Your veneers will next be fabricated at the dental lab before they are ready for bonding.
  • Placement- The last appointment is fun. Your veneers will be ready for placement, and you will get to walk out with a transformed smile. First, we will make sure the veneers match the color and shape desired. We may need to trim slightly before the bonding begins if they appear to need slight modification.

After the veneers pass our test, Burch Dental will need to prepare your teeth by conducting a general cleaning, polishing, and then etching of the teeth. Etching is the process of roughening up the surface by using an abrasive dental liquid for the veneers to adhere to the teeth.

Once the prep work is completed, a bonding cement will be placed before setting the veneers over the teeth. If the cement needs assistance in drying, a light will be used to quicken the curing (drying) process. When the cement has cured, your new smile is finished. Make sure to speak with us about any follow-up appointments that are needed to ensure the veneers are comfortable after placement.

Side Effects and Aftercare

You may experience some tooth sensitivity after your veneers are placed when encountering hot or cold foods or drinks. This side effect will disappear in a few weeks, but make sure to check in with us if the sensation lasts longer or continues.

After finally achieving the new smile you have been wanting, you will want to make sure you are taking the time to maintain your veneers to ensure a long-lasting result. If you grind your teeth, you should always wear a mouth guard while sleeping. Veneers, just like teeth, do not do well when clenched and twisted simultaneously, which can result in cracking or fracturing. You will be encouraged to avoid hard foods such as dense nuts or ice that can cause stress on the veneers causing failure.

The Burch Team Philosophy Begins with YOU

At Burch Dental, our team philosophy is elegantly simple. We ensure Patient Loyalty though Patient Satisfaction. We believe we accomplish this by personalizing therapy plans to suit your individual needs. By utilizing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures, and traditional practice, our team can meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and the referring doctors. Our exceptional clinical abilities stem from a perfectly balanced blend of experience, research, science, and art. We can deliver your aesthetic satisfaction through minimally invasive and cost-effective therapies. At Burch Dental, our philosophy, and our promise, is to provide you with high quality, attentive, and individualized care designed for your specific needs. Use the convenient online form or give us a quick call to schedule your appointment at the location closet to you.