No prep veneers for a new smile

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I’m sure you’ve heard about porcelain veneers. These customized porcelain shells adhere directly to your existing teeth and have the ability to camouflage and correct several smile flaws. If you have gapped, chipped, or misaligned teeth, or are tired of looking at stains and discoloration, veneers may be the cosmetic dental fix for you.

I’m Dr. Gerilyn Alfe of Chicago Smile Spa, and I have helped countless patients get a beautiful, natural-looking smile with porcelain veneers.

There is, however, one drawback to traditional porcelain veneers. The procedure to place the veneers requires preparation. During this preparation stage, the tooth enamel on your existing teeth must be shaved down. This is done to allow the veneers to sit smoothly on your teeth and be perfectly aligned. While this preparation is done in the most precise way possible, some patients are afraid of this step. Unfortunately, it stops many people from deciding to get traditional veneers.

If this scares you, don’t throw your smile dreams away quite yet. I am proud to offer two kinds of minimal or no preparation veneers right here in my Chicago office. Lumineers and DURAthin® veneers offer the same cosmetic appeal and results as traditional porcelain veneers, but without the grinding and shaving. Because they are thin enough to snugly fit on top of your natural tooth structure, Lumineers and DURAthin® veneers eliminate the need for enamel reduction, and all that goes along with it. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

I am committed to providing conservative treatment, and this smile makeover option is as minimally invasive as they come. For more information about “no-prep” veneers, I invite you to call my office at (773) 348-2704 to schedule your consultation. Your brand new smile is waiting for you!

My Website Chicago Conservative Dentistry has more information and to see photos of before and after smiles.

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