Cosmetic Dentistry – Dental Group of Rockford

Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign: An Effective Treatment

Since the introduction of Invisalign braces, they have become a great option for many patients. Invisalign are clear aligners and brackets, virtually invisible to the eye. Invisalign is a revolutionary addition to cosmetic dentistry. Made of SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners work to gently ease your teeth in place. These clear aligners are easy to use and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.

What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them 

Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers. 

Talk to your dentist at Dental Group of Rockford about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 815-637-2273.