Porcelain Veneers - Chicago and Hoffman Estates
Porcelain veneers represent one of the most advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments available today. With porcelain veneers at our Hoffman Estates and Chicago dental offices serving Norridge, Park Ridge, Harwood Heights, and surrounding areas, our patients can truly reinvent their smiles. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of glass-like porcelain that are placed on the front surfaces of teeth. Porcelain is used because it reflects light most like our own natural tooth enamel, making the veneers look bright and naturally white. The treatment can correct teeth that are stained, chipped, or cracked. It can even help to reshape and straighten smiles, prompting some to refer to porcelain veneers as "instant orthodontics."
If you have the following conditions you should consider veneers as your treatment option:
- gaps between your teeth
- short teeth
- worn, aged teeth
- discolored teeth
- minor crowding but braces are not an option
- you need fast smile transformation because of upcoming major events like wedding or a possible job promotion
- you want to look like the Hollywood actors and actresses
FREE Smile Analysis
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The porcelain veneers procedure begins with a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan has been established, the procedure begins in earnest. Depending on patient's esthetic needs the teeth may be prepared slightly and molds of the teeth will be obtained. Two to three weeks later patient will receive the final veneers which are glued on the faces of the teeth thus creating new, beautiful surface.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you place a veneer on a tooth that has a filling?
A: As a guideline the veneers should be placed on healthy teeth that do not have extensive restorations. If there are minor fillings present and the patient does not have extensive cavity history then a veneer can be placed on such tooth. It is best to obtain a thorough examination including comprehensive x-rays to determine the proper treatment. We want to protect your investment and will provide the best and longest lasting solution available today.
Q: Do you have to grind my teeth to place veneers
A: For more information please read the "no preparation necessary veneer" tab
Q: How long do veneers last?
A: Longevity of veneers depends on multiple factors-the most important is patient's hygiene. Proper care is a must when any restorations are present. Another important factor is patient's habits; in nowadays stressful world most patients present with tooth grinding or clenching teeth usually at night. The more problems patient faces, the more prone to fractures the veneer can be. Solution as simple as a silicone night guard may be recommended
Q: What's the difference between bonding and veneers?
A: The "bonding"-composite veneers are placed on the teeth and formed by hand by the dentist directly on the tooth, porcelain veneers are made outside of the mouth by a dental technician. While dentists can create excellent results they are limited by the material. Porcelain is much harder, has better esthetics, does not wear as easily over time and does not stain. Our office offers composite veneers only as a temporary solution for example in young teenage patients.
Q: How many veneers do I need? Do I need them on lower teeth?
A: This question is always answered during consultation with our team members. While there are no specific guidelines, we recommend that patient should cover the "smile line"-looking at the mirror smile wildly and count the number of teeth showing. That's how many veneers should be placed to see the smile transformation. To answer the latter question; one should speak while facing the mirror-if while talking the lower teeth are showing and you don't like their appearance then lower teeth veneers may also be recommended.
Q: Do you offer any warranty?
A: We work with leaders in dental technology and because of their commitment to excellence we can offer 5 year limited warranty on any porcelain fracture on conventional veneers and 8 year limited warranty on Durathin Veneers(patient must schedule recommended periodic maintenance and hygiene appointment to receive warranty). Please ask our dental professional for details
Q: Does dental insurance cover veneers?
A: Most cosmetic dental procedures including veneers are typically not covered by dental insurance.
Q: How can I afford veneers-they are very costly?
A: At Royal Dental Care we are proud to offer the highest quality care at affordable prices. In fact our fees for veneers are well below national average and we are very proud to announce that, however when considering veneers the treatment cost can easily reach thousands of dollars. To compensate for this we partnered with CareCredit and Springstone Patient Financing which provide affordable terms for patients. For details regarding financing please visit https://secure.springstoneplan.com.
Note from our doctors: If there are any questions you may have and still need a specific answer please contact our office at (847) 885-7645 to schedule a FREE consultation. Please mention "FAQ's in dental veneers" when talking to our receptionists. If all the lines are busy please try again-your questions are important. If you prefer to ask us by email then send your specific question to firstname.lastname@example.org we GUARANTEE 24 hour response.