What are Porcelain Veneers?
A fast way to improve your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth is with porcelain veneers at Weller Dental. Cosmetic veneers are slim covers created with porcelain, which are secured to the front of your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Offering customized veneers and minimal prep, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Weller will aid in improving the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Veneers are one of the most common aesthetic alternatives in dentistry today available for adults. When done correctly, they can look like natural teeth. If you are an adult wanting a beautiful new smile, schedule a consultation at our Chicago or Hinsdale, IL office to learn more about veneers and if they're right for you.
what are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent custom-made "shells" of porcelain that fit precisely over an existing tooth. Many individuals choose porcelain over composite dental materials because:
- Veneers offer a more natural tooth appearance.
- Porcelain veneers are made of processed glass and aren't porous like simple bonding.
- Veneers are more robust and, therefore, more resistant to chipping and staining.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- The color of porcelain is selected to match the shade of brightness that you desire.
Porcelain Veneers Reviews
"Dr.Weller did a complete dental restoration for me in 2014 at his Gold Coast office & recently I went to his Hinsdale location. Both offices are beautiful. I’ve ran into dentists from New York at my job who ask to study the work he did in my mouth and have said, quote: “there are only a few dentists in the country who know how to do what he does, and it’s an art!” Dr.Weller addresses the health of your dental needs before anything cosmetically. He ensures that your teeth and gums are in the best health possible before doing any aesthetic work. He is at the top of the dental industry with the latest technology to help give you the smile you are looking for and I couldn’t be happier being one of his patients."- B. / Google / Nov 01, 2022
"Amazing service and expertise. Dr. Weller is amazing. I am patient for life !!!"- S.G. / Google / Nov 18, 2022
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"The most professional, efficient, and friendly dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is incredible and they are always running on time! They make your visit to the dentist office extremely enjoyable. 10/10 recommend!"- C.B. / Google / Feb 28, 2023
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Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers in Chicago and Hinsdale are adults who want a new, rejuvenated, and confident smile. Cosmetic veneers can hide stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are unevenly spaced or shaped.
At Weller Dental, your cosmetic veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. To personalize your treatment plan, Dr. Weller will listen to your objectives and aesthetic concerns at your consultation. Dr. Weller may also determine whether you're a good candidate for a cosmetic veneer procedure by analyzing the total health of your mouth. Patients considering porcelain veneers should have healthy gums and not habitually grind their teeth and clench their jaws. If you have bruxism (teeth grinding), we will address this during the consult, as this could compromise the long-term result of your veneers.
WHAT IS THE PORCELAIN VENEERS PROCEDURE?
After deciding on your personalized veneers treatment program, Dr. Weller takes digital or physical impressions of your teeth and sends them off to a lab. Per Dr. Weller's design, an oral design lab technician designs and sculpts each veneer. When your custom veneers are ready, Dr. Weller prepares your teeth so the veneers fit perfectly. Doing this allows room for the porcelain veneers and enhances the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. When your porcelain veneers are secured, Dr. Weller makes minor adjustments for the best fit.
what can i expect after getting veneers?
Since getting veneers normally doesn't require anesthesia, you should be able to resume your daily activities following your appointment. You might experience some sensitivity to hot and cold meals for a few days, but that should subside naturally. Your veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. While porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than natural enamel, you should stay away from staining food and drinks to keep your veneers white. To avoid chipping your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. You should continue to go to dental exams and cleanings at Weller Dental so that we can track the condition of your veneers, natural teeth, and general oral health. Dr. Weller will tell you if your cosmetic veneers have to be replaced or repaired.
Why CHOOSE Dr. Weller for Veneers?
The color and shape of porcelain veneers play an essential role in achieving a natural appearance. Dr. Weller is an experienced cosmetic dentist who combines expertise in dental aesthetics with modern technology to offer the most natural look. The best part about dental veneers in Hinsdale and Chicago, IL is that nobody will know the difference. We evaluate your face shape, complexion, and personality when designing porcelain veneers for you. Doing this helps Dr. Weller and his team choose shapes that fit you best. At Weller Dental, you are part of the design process. You wear customized temporaries to help us tweak any shape or size to achieve your perfect smile design.
Dr. Weller can also help lift the lips and smile area by placing porcelain veneers. We benefit from nonsurgical enhancement to the lower third of our face that irons out wrinkles, supports lips, and fill in the void areas in our faces.
Additional factors to think about when considering porcelain veneers:
- Treatment planning for dental veneers is case specific.
- From the preparation of the teeth to the fabrication of customized temporaries, the specification of color, and the cementation of the permanent veneers, Dr. Weller plans out each case individually for the best results.
- Clients are offered three types of veneers, presenting the best options in cosmetic dentistry today.
- Porcelain veneers can be completed in as few as two visits, depending on the patient.
does insurance cover veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an elective treatment, so they're generally not included in dental insurance. Although, Weller Dental does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to make your veneers more affordable. Dr. Weller will personalize your plan at the consultation to meet your needs and budget. A financial team member will discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment choices.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last up to a decade or longer with proper care. Our team can identify if a veneer needs to be replaced during your regularly scheduled dental exams. You should also adhere to the appropriate aftercare instructions to ensure your veneers last as long as possible.
How do I know if porcelain veneers are right for me?
Suppose you want to enhance the appearance of your smile without the need for dental implants. In that case, porcelain veneers may be ideal for you. During a thorough consultation at Weller Dental, our team can identify your smile concerns and determine if veneers are the proper treatment for your goals. Learn more by scheduling an appointment with us today.
Can veneers get cavities?
Porcelain veneers themselves cannot get cavities. However, the teeth that the veneers are attached to can be susceptible to cavities. So, it is crucial to maintain an optimal oral care routine and attend dental exams and cleanings.
What happens after the lifespan of my veneers is over?
After porcelain veneers have reached the end of their lifespan or become worn down before that time, they will need to be replaced. It is important to note that while porcelain veneers are replaceable, they are not reversible. Additionally, if your porcelain veneers were installed elsewhere and need replacement, don't hesitate to contact our Chicago and Hinsdale, IL, practice today.
How do you take care of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are taken care of just like regular teeth. After installing them, practice good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing to maintain them, including routine dental cleanings and exams.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,700
- Recovery Time
- 3 Hours
- How Long It Takes
- 1 - 5 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 3 Weeks
Get a gorgeous new smile
Have the confidence of a beautiful smile with personalized porcelain veneers in Hinsdale and Chicago, IL. With various treatment options to meet your needs, Dr. Weller can help you quickly enhance the look of your smile with cosmetic veneers. To get more information, make an appointment at Weller Dental.
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