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7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
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By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
June 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers, also referred to as porcelain veneers, are custom-made shells used to cover the exterior of your teeth to improve their appearance. For those who desire an improved smile, consider learning more about what dental veneers can do for you. You can expect quality veneers for long-term dental solutions from Dr. Todd Armstrong, your dentist in Kenosha, WI.

What Are Veneers Used For?

Veneers can be used to correct a variety of imperfections of our teeth. This can include stains and discoloration, chips, gaps, crooked teeth, and even tooth decay. Many people may first try other treatments such as professional or at-home teeth whitening, braces, or retainers without the results they desire. If you have a history of cosmetic concerns with your teeth that have not responded well to other treatments, veneers may be another option for you to consider.

How Do They Work?

Your dentist in Kenosha, WI, will attach your porcelain veneers to the tops of your teeth. To do this, they will first remove some of the tooth enamel to attach the veneers directly to the surface of the teeth. Once attached, veneers can last up to 20 years. For this reason, many people choose veneers over other short-term solutions.

Contact Us Today!

If you are tired of unsuccessfully changing the way your teeth look, it may be time to call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, to discuss if porcelain veneers are right for you. For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, please call (262) 694-7672. 

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 11, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

How porcelain veneers from your Kenosha dentist can renew your smileveneers

As you get older, you’ve probably noticed changes in your smile. If your smile has yellowed, and now looks dull and uninspiring, it’s perfectly normal. That’s because as you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, and the layer underneath, called dentin, can show through. The dentin is yellow, so what you now have is a yellow smile.

The good news is you can have a brighter smile! You can change your aging smile from dull to dazzling, thanks to porcelain veneers. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI wants to introduce you to the magic of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of high-grade porcelain which are cemented on the front surfaces of teeth, hiding many cosmetic dental issues. Porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. That means with porcelain veneers your teeth will still look natural, and beautiful!

You can brighten your dull, yellow smile, giving you a dazzling, white smile. Another piece of good news is that porcelain veneers repel stains. If you smoke or drink coffee, you can still enjoy a sparkling white smile.

Age-related yellowing isn’t the only reason to choose porcelain veneers. There are many cosmetic dental issues porcelain veneers can cover up, including teeth that are:

  • Broken or damaged due to an injury
  • Worn and chipped due to aging or bad habits
  • Chipped or cracked due to an accident
  • Discolored due to medications or genetics

You can even cosmetically eliminate gaps between your teeth or overlapping teeth. Porcelain veneer treatment is the perfect choice for a special event when you want to look your best. You can have a new smile in just a couple appointments!

You don’t have to settle for a dull, uninspiring smile, thanks to porcelain veneers. Veneer treatment is appropriate for just about everyone, and maintenance of veneers is easy. For more information about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI. Get started on a more beautiful, younger-looking smile by calling today!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
March 20, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers offer the perfect solution to a variety of cosmetic dental problems. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, explains how you can veneerschange your smile with veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers are designed to cover cosmetic issues that affect the fronts of your teeth. The thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain are cemented to your teeth, reshaping them and concealing flaws. Veneers are available in a range of shades, which means your new restoration won't stand out when you smile.

Are veneers right for me?

Kenosha residents choose veneers to address multiple cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Shape: Veneers are an excellent option if you don't like the shape of a tooth or if one or more teeth are twisted or crooked.
  • Length: Grinding and general wear and tear can eventually shorten teeth. Adding a veneer is a simple way to make teeth appear longer.
  • Chips and Cracks: Chips and cracks, no matter how small, tend to be very noticeable when you talk, smile or laugh. Veneers cover those little imperfections flawlessly.
  • Spaces: Spaces between teeth can ruin the symmetry of your smile. Adding veneers is an excellent way to close small gaps.
  • Color Changes: The color of tooth can change if you've ever had a large filling or a root canal, or if you've taken an antibiotic or other medication that can darken teeth. Veneers conceal the discoloration and improve your appearance.
  • Whitening: Are your teeth not as white as you had hoped after whitening treatment? With veneers, there are no limits. You choose the degree of whiteness you prefer. Best of all, veneers are very resistant to staining from cigarettes, coffee, tea, cola and other foods and beverages.

How tough are veneers?

They may not be very thick, but veneers are designed to last for years. You'll want to avoid opening bottles or other objects with your teeth, but normal wear and tear won't affect your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night, Dr. Armstrong may recommend that you wear a nightguard to avoid damaging your veneers.

Want to improve your appearance with veneers? Call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, at (262) 694-7672 to make an appointment.

By Todd A. Armstrong D.D.S., S.C.
September 21, 2015
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers  

Discover the non-invasive way to turn your smile from drab to fab.

Many patients of Kenosha dentist Dr. Todd Armstrong are looking for little ways to perfect their smiles. From internal stains to chips and veneerscracks there are a lot of reasons why someone might not feel confident in their smile. Luckily, there is a variety of cosmetic treatments that can completely revamp your smile. One simple way to improve your smile’s appearance is with dental veneers.

Are you dealing with any of these dental flaws?

  • Chips and cracks
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overlapping teeth (due to overcrowding)
  • Misshapen or twisted teeth
  • Stains and discolorations
  • A gummy smile

If you are looking to change the color, shape or length of your teeth without undergoing exhaustive and time-consuming treatments then getting dental veneers in Kenosha is often the most popular choice.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin tooth-colored shells, typically made from porcelain, that are applied to the front of your teeth to improve the look of your smile. Dental veneers are purely aesthetic. If you are looking to hide imperfections then this cosmetic procedure could help.

If teeth whitening isn’t working for you or you don’t revel in the thought of wearing braces as an adult then it’s time to talk to your Kenosha dentist about whether dental veneers could give you a more radiant and straighter smile.

Getting Dental Veneers

Before we can apply your veneers we will need to remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of the teeth that are being treated. Don’t worry, this won’t be painful and rarely requires anesthesia.

Once the enamel has been removed, we will take impressions of your teeth from which your veneers will be made. In the meantime, we may fit you with temporary veneers.

When your veneers have been made, you will come back in to have them fitted. We will apply them temporarily to make sure you love your new smile. Once you’ve approved the look we will apply dental cement between your teeth and veneers and use a laser to harden the cement permanently. It’s that simple! In two visits, you could get a brand new smile.

You won’t believe the before and after pictures of your smile when you get dental veneers. "Wow!" those around you and feel confident when you show off those new pearly whites. If you want to find out if dental veneers are the best option for you then it’s time you called your Kenosha dentist Dr. Armstrong today.