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By Root River Dental
January 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

How dental veneers from West Allis, WI, can renew your smile

As you get older, it’s only natural for wear-and-tear to show up in your smile. It's extremely common for people to have accumulated stainsveneers from pigmented drinks like coffee, or to have chipped a tooth in an accident. Whatever bothers you about your smile, there is an easy way to achieve a brilliant, younger-looking smile again: dental veneers! Dr. Jeffrey Welnak at Root River Dental in West Allis, WI, provides dazzling dental veneers which are guaranteed to rejuvenate your smile!

More about Veneers

So, what are veneers? They are thin laminates of beautiful porcelain which are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are a popular choice to hide problems such as:

  • Chips and tooth wear
  • Cracks and fracture lines
  • Broken tooth structure
  • Enamel defects and discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Tooth overlap

People choose porcelain veneers because there are so many advantages provided by the treatment. Consider that porcelain veneers are:

  • Naturally beautiful, because porcelain is light-reflective, and making it look just like natural tooth enamel
  • Conservative, because treatment necessitates the removal of little to no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers
  • Long-lasting, because porcelain resists stains, allowing your new veneers to stay beautiful for years to come

Treatment Procedure

Your veneer treatment will usually require 2 to 3 appointments, beginning with a consultation appointment. This is the perfect opportunity for you to let your dentist know how you want your new smile to look. The consultation is followed by preparing the teeth to receive the veneers, which, in turn, leads to the final appointment when the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.

To view more detailed information about veneer treatment, please visit the Veneers page on the Root River Dental website at

Give Us a Call!

If you don’t like the shape, color, or other issues about your teeth, you can change them with veneers! Achieve the smile that you’ve wanted all of your life by calling Dr. Jeffrey Welnak at Root River Dental in West Allis, WI. Call (414) 545-2050 today!

By Root River Dental
April 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

How veneers from your dentist in West Allis, Wisconsin can give you a beautiful smile.

Is your smile suffering from chips, cracks, or fracture lines? Do your teeth look yellow instead of dazzling white? Is your smile showing veneerssigns of aging? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to discover the benefits of veneers. Dr. Jeff Welnak at Root River Dental in West Allis, Wisconsin wants to share how veneers can restore your smile.

Dental veneers are thin sheaths of dazzling high-grade dental porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain is translucent (light-reflective) so your veneers will look just like natural tooth surface. Veneers can cover up major cosmetic issues including:

  • Cracks, chips or fracture lines from everyday wear-and-tear
  • Worn-down, eroded teeth from aging or bad habits
  • Stained or discolored teeth from lifestyle or medications
  • Broken, damaged teeth from an accident or injury

You can even cosmetically alter the look of poorly-positioned, badly aligned teeth. Veneers can help for some of the same cosmetic issues as orthodontic treatment including tooth overlap or closing small gaps between teeth.

There are many reasons why people love porcelain veneers. Veneers provide:

  • A great outcome because porcelain reflects light, so your new veneers will make your smile sparkle
  • Rapid results, requiring between 2 to 3 appointments for a completely new smile
  • Non-invasive treatment because tooth structure is minimally impacted, just enough to accommodate veneer thickness

Your new porcelain veneers will stay white because they resist staining even if you smoke or drink coffee. That means you can enjoy your beautiful results for a long time, with proper care. Porcelain veneers will make your smile stand out, so remember veneers for that special event you have coming up. You deserve to look your best!

These are just a few of the benefits of veneers. Now it’s time to discover how veneers can benefit you and your smile. Start by calling Dr. Jeff Welnak at Root River Dental in West Allis, Wisconsin. Give yourself the smile you deserve by calling today!

By Root River Dental
August 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Root River Dental
November 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Transforming your smile into one you love often takes some help from your cosmetic dentist. While choosing the right procedure for you veneersmay be overwhelming at first, your dentist at Root River Dental can help you gather all the information you need to make an educated choice. Veneers are a great option for those wishing to improve the appearance of their teeth in just a few dental appointments. Learn more about dental veneers with Dr. Jeff Welnak, in West Allis, WI.

What issues do veneers repair? 
Veneers fit onto the surface of the tooth to cover its abnormalities. A dental laboratory creates these porcelain restorations specifically for your mouth based on an impression of your teeth taken by your dentist. Veneers repair various issues with your teeth, including:

  • overcrowded teeth
  • under crowded teeth
  • gaps
  • slight misalignments
  • yellowed or discolored teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth

Are dental veneers right for me? 
Dental veneers benefit most people who wish to improve their smile. However, patients should have a great at-home oral care routine to keep their veneers clean and free of decay. In most cases, brushing twice daily and flossing at least once is enough to keep your veneers healthy between twice yearly dental examinations and cleanings. Potential patients should also be aware that veneers are a permanent and irreversible dental procedure.

The Veneers Process in West Allis, WI 
Dental veneers usually require two dental appointments to complete from start to finish. The first appointment will involve preparing the teeth to receive the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel from their surfaces. After the preparation, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth for the dental laboratory to use as a guide while designing and creating your veneers. Your second appointment will involve carefully placing each veneer onto the teeth.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Jeff Welnak at Root River Dental in West Allis, WI. Call (414) 545-2050 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Welnak today!

By Root River Dental
February 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Why Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

You need something to brighten up your smile, but you’re not sure what to do. You could choose dental whitening, but the results may not last very long and you want something permanent that you don’t have to mess around with. There is a permanent, sparkling solution just for you--porcelain veneers! Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available, but don’t go see just anyone. You need an expert in veneers, like Dr. Jeffrey Welnak of Root River Dental in West Allis, WI. He would like to help you Veneers discover the versatility and beauty of porcelain veneers.

Dr. Welnak wants you to know about the many cosmetic dental issues veneers can correct. Porcelain veneers are the perfect treatment if you have teeth that are:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Broken or damaged from trauma or accident
  • Worn, with uneven edges
  • Stained, yellowed or aging
  • Discolored from trauma or medications
  • Poorly shaped from genetics
  • Gapped or widely spaced
  • Poorly aligned or crooked

Veneers aren’t just versatile. They are conservative because very little tooth surface is removed; just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Another benefit is they don’t stain as easily as your natural teeth because of the materials used. This makes them the perfect choice for smokers and coffee drinkers who want a bright smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent sheaths of pure porcelain that are created uniquely for you by skilled technicians in a dental laboratory. Your West Allis dentist cements and polishes them to perfection and the result is a natural-looking, sparkling white smile, made just for you.

Porcelain veneers can last many years with proper care. They are the most beautiful, most natural-looking cosmetic treatment available. They are also an investment you are making in your smile, so seek out the best for your dental care--Dr. Jeffrey Welnak of Root River Dental in West Allis, WI. Call today and discover the versatility and beauty of porcelain veneers!