Barrington Porcelain Veneers
Is there anything you wish could be changed about the appearance of your teeth? Porcelain veneers can treat a wide variety of cosmetic defects in your smile including chips, crooked teeth, discolorations, and size.
Dr. Gavrilos uses ultra-thin porcelain wafers to transform the size, shape, and color of the teeth. You can have any shade you want and almost any shape, within the constraints of proper bite and function. Gaps can be closed and chips or cracks masked behind a custom-made cover that is bonded to the tooth.
Porcelain is the ideal material for veneer treatment because it shares so many characteristics with natural enamel including texture, translucency, color, and gloss. In addition, it is actually harder and more stain resistant than natural enamel.
It is not the application of porcelain veneers that creates a beautiful smile, it is the artistry of the operator. Dr. Gavrilos passed the rigorous accreditation examinations of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which certifies his artistry and training. He is the only accredited cosmetic dentist in the Barrington area.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
In determining the perfect smile design, Dr. Gavrilos will have you look through photographs of similar cases he has done. This gives you the opportunity to determine what you like and dislike—how bright you want your teeth and what shape you want your smile. Dr. Gavrilos will take your input and his artistry and experience and design a smile that will be uniquely yours. He assesses everything from your personality and the present condition of your teeth to your facial characteristics and will present to you a design that will do the most to enhance your appearance and project the personality you want to project.
After taking photographs and impressions as needed to build your case, Dr. Gavrilos will design a set of provisional veneers for you to wear for several days. Wearing this provisional smile makeover will allow you to identify anything you might want to revise. Once the exact look you want has been achieved, final veneers can be crafted by our master ceramist.
Your teeth will then be prepared for application of the veneers. Usually a small layer of enamel will be shaved off to ensure a seamless fit, so that there will be no irregularities in the surface of your tooth. This important step is the key to a beautiful, flawless end result. No one will be able to tell where your natural tooth ends and the veneer begins. The veneer itself is extremely thin, about the thickness of a fingernail.
Beautiful Smile Guarantee
With Dr. Gavrilos’ accreditation in the AACD, coupled with his Beautiful Smile Guarantee™, there is no doubt you will love your new smile. You will have multiple opportunities so see exactly how your new veneers will look prior to bonding. Visit our Beautiful Smile Guarantee page to learn more about the steps in the smile design process.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, we invite you to set up a complimentary consultation. This will give you a few minutes to meet with Dr. Gavrilos and ask questions pertinent to your case. Give us a call or visit our request an appointment page.
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