CHICAGO (North) Dr. Larry Hoffman
Dr. Steven Flicker
Dr. David Sher

6258 North Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60659
Phone: (773) 449-5037 Directions

CHICAGO (South/Oak lawn) Dr. Linda M. Weinfield
Dr. Edwin E. Weinfield
Dr. Linas J. Bartuska

9839 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Phone: (708) 469-6388 Directions

Porcelain Veneers — Available at Our Chicago and Oak Lawn, Illinois Offices

Many people frustrated with the appearance of their teeth often wish they could reverse the chipping, cracking, staining, and other aesthetic issues that mar the beauty of their smile. While there is no way to truly reverse cosmetic flaws, we can give patients the next best thing: porcelain veneers. Both our Chicago and Oak Lawn, Illinois locations offer this revolutionary cosmetic treatment. With Lumineers® porcelain veneers, you can have the gorgeous smile you deserve.

About Porcelain Veneers

For years, porcelain dental veneers have been used by movie and TV stars to enhance their smiles. Porcelain veneers have been featured on popular reality TV shows such as The Swan and Extreme Makeover, and have now become more accessible than ever. In fact, placing dental veneers is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedures after teeth whitening. Made of thin but durable porcelain or composite resin, veneers are an excellent option for patients looking to improve just a few or even all of their teeth. They can also be a better choice than crowns when more extensive work is needed. The application of porcelain veneers is safe and painless, and our Oak Lawn and Chicago, Illinois dentists are experienced in using veneers to craft dazzling smiles.

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Porcelain Veneers – The Procedure

There are three basic stages of the porcelain veneer procedure: diagnosis and planning, preparation, and bonding. During your first appointment, the dentist will examine your teeth and discuss treatment options with you. Once you have decided to go ahead with porcelain veneers, the dentist will provide information about the treatment process and together you will plan out the next phase of treatment.

The second appointment is when the teeth selected for porcelain veneers are prepared for the procedure. While the veneers are incredibly thin, they do bring an additional layer to the existing tooth. For this reason, the teeth must be slightly buffed to remove a small layer of enamel to make room for the dental veneers. After this layer of enamel is removed, the dentist takes a mold of your teeth. It is from this mold that your porcelain veneers will be custom-made at the on-site lab in our Chicago or Oak Lawn, Illinois office. If your teeth are noticeably altered after this second stage, our dentists will provide you with temporary veneers to wear until the permanent veneers are ready to be placed.

During your third appointment, the dentist bonds the custom veneers to your teeth with tooth-colored cement. This cement is hardened with the help of a unique beam of light that fortifies the bond for additional durability. Most patients need about one week to become fully adjusted to the new shape and size of their teeth. However, satisfaction with their new smiles is almost instant.

To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact our offices in Oak Lawn or Chicago, Illinois. Both locations of The Dental Implant Associates – Cosmetic Dentistry Centers offer this amazing procedure.

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Driving Directions

Our patients often drive from near by cities to seek the expertise of our dentists. For your convenience, we have provided directions to our office from the following locations: