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5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers
Quality of care, her continued pursuit of education and the latest/best dental techniques, and her bedside manner.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Tufts University, Cum laude, 1989
Dental: DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1993
Treatments offered at Chicago Smile Spa
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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...
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You read that right! Porcelain veneers are expensive. No question about that. BUT since most porcelain veneers are expected to last about 10 years... READ MORE
As a general dentist who has been treating patients with both conventional orthodontics (braces) since 1995 and using Invisalign since 2000, I'm... READ MORE
As every patient is different, it is usually hard to give a flat fee cost for Lumineers (or any dental treatment, especially cosmetic work) without... READ MORE
Doing ONE middle tooth by itself is about the toughest thing we encounter as cosmetic dentists. The 2 middle teeth should be as close to... READ MORE
Depending on how much of the edge of your tooth needs to be replaced with the veneer, it is reasonable to expect somewhere between 10-20 years of... READ MORE
Patients ask me all the time what the difference is between composite and porcelain veneers. I explain that composite is a plastic and therefore,... READ MORE
There is a very small percentage of porcelain veneers that are considered reversible. If your dentist is trained in either DURAthin porcelain veneers... READ MORE
Tooth bleaching costs can range from $250 for at home kits from your dentist to $700-1000 for deep bleaching, in office treatments combined with at... READ MORE
Lumineers, like any cosmetic dental work, require great skill, experience and diagnostic ability on the dentist's part. And Lumineers require special... READ MORE
How Is the Amount Needed of Invisalign Trays Determined? Is it Determined by the Doctor or Invisalign?
Your dentist is the one who fills out the prescription for your treatment and then Invisalign comes up with the treatment itself, along with the... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Alfe
Gerilyn Alfe, DMD has shared 18 before and after pictures with 142 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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