What are veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically created from porcelain, that are bonded to the front of your existing teeth to improve your smile. Each veneer is custom made to match the ideal shape and size of your teeth and to aesthetically fit your smile. Dental veneers are most often made from porcelain, which is a tooth-colored, stain-resistant material. Our dentists match the shade of the porcelain to your natural tooth color to blend in beautifully with your smile; alternatively, we can use a lighter shade of porcelain to brighten your smile. In as few as two visits to our office, we can transform your smile with high-quality porcelain veneers. In most cases, your veneers will be created at our on-site dental lab, where we can ensure the highest possible quality.

What are Lumineers®?

Lumineers® are a type of minimal-prep veneers that allow Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Flicker, and Dr. Sher to enhance your smile’s appearance without shots or drilling. While traditional veneers are thicker and require a more extensive preparation process, Lumineers are ultra thin and typically require little to no tooth preparation.

Do I need veneers or Lumineers?

We may suggest veneers or Lumineers if you are interested in correcting flaws in your smile, such as:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Darkened or discolored teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Spaces and gaps in between teeth

Whether you are interested in making a small fix or in completely making over your smile, veneers and Lumineers can be a great choice. Veneers can also be used as an effective solution for extreme tooth sensitivity. If you think dental veneers or Lumineers in Chicago, Illinois, might be right for your smile, we welcome you to call or visit us today at Oradent Associates. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and set up your consultation with our team.