Are veneers the option for you?

Many people don’t want to smile. Not because they are unhappy, but are too embarrassed to show their teeth which may be discolored, chipped, or have unsightly gaps. With so many advances in dental technology, no one should be afraid to show his or her smile. For this reason, the dentists with Smiles By Design offer patients in Chicago veneers.

What are veneers and how can they help?
The dentists explain that veneers are ultra-thin porcelain “shells” that are glued over discolored, misshapen, or misaligned teeth.

Is everyone a candidate for veneers?
Like any dental procedure, you will need to be evaluated by a dentist. For the most part, any person with broken, discolored, or misaligned teeth is a candidate. However, Smiles By Design does not recommend the procedure for someone with active gum disease.

How much are veneers and does insurance cover the procedure?
According to Smiles By Design the procedure can be about $1000 to $1500. If the procedure is for Chicago veneers patients with tooth damage, it may be covered by insurance. However, it may not be covered for strictly cosmetic procedures. This will vary with the type of insurance policy a patient has. If your insurance does not cover the cost, or if you don’t have it, ask if the dentist offers financing.

How does the procedure work?
This requires a two visit appointment for those seeking the treatment. On the first one, the teeth are prepared and a mold is taken. Then, the Chicago veneers patient returns about two weeks later after a laboratory constructs the porcelain veneers, and they are glued on at that time.

How do veneers differ from crowns?
Price-wise, veneers are similar to crowns. But Smiles By Design dentists have noticed that many people are unsettled with the amount of tooth drilling that needs to be done when a crown is placed. A major advantage to veneers is that they require minimal to no tooth “grinding” to be placed.

How long do veneers last and how do I need to maintain them?
On average 10 years, but they can generally last much longer. Just like their normal teeth, Chicago veneers patients can maintain them with good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental check ups to monitor their health.

For more information about veneers in Chicago or to schedule a consultation, you can contact Smiles By Design.


Barry Perlin and Lina Jonyas are dentists with

Smiles By Design

180 N. LaSalle St. 101
ChicagoIL 60601

Phone: 312-263-2323

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.

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