Worn, chipped, or discolored teeth can affect the overall look of your smile and make you feel self-conscious when talking or taking photos.
Veneers are extremely lifelike porcelain shells that cover cosmetic flaws and blend in beautifully with your surrounding features.
Dr. Art Carpenter has helped many patients at our Kenilworth, IL, office achieve life-changing results with porcelain veneers...
3 Reasons Why Veneers Are Increasingly Popular
Cover Multiple Concerns at Once
While other cosmetic treatments are only designed to address one imperfection, porcelain veneers from our Kenilworth, IL, dental practice can conceal minor misalignment, chips and cracks, discoloration, minor gaps, and natural wear—all at once.
Achieve Long-Lasting Results
Veneers are made from medical-grade dental porcelain, a strong, stain-resistant material. Although dental veneers are wafer-thin, they are also incredibly sturdy. With proper at-home care and frequent visits to our office, your restorations can last for many years.
Improve Your Self-Confidence
Dr. Carpenter customizes each veneer to your facial features to ensure flattering, natural-looking results. Because we use high-quality porcelain that looks and feels just like a natural tooth, others will only notice how great your smile looks. By concealing flaws that previously made you self-conscious, you can feel more confident in virtually every area of your life.
Schedule a Consultation & Learn More about Veneers
If you are unhappy with your appearance and want to find out whether dental veneers are a good option, schedule a consultation at Art Carpenter, DDS, LTD, today. Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and is a member of various prestigious organizations:
- Chicago Dental Society
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Illinois State Dental Society
- American Dental Association
To schedule a consultation at our Kenilworth, IL, practice, request your appointment online or call us:
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What Are Dental Veneers?
These restorations are ultra-thin shells made of medical-grade porcelain. They are placed over the front surface of a damaged, worn, discolored, or misshapen tooth in a process that usually spans two appointments. During these appointments, Dr. Carpenter will review your concerns, evaluate your candidacy, prepare the affected tooth or teeth, take impressions, and send these impressions to a world-class ceramic lab.
There, an experienced ceramist will then create a custom restoration that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. The final restoration will then be sent back to our Kenilworth, IL, office, serving Evanston and Glenview, where Dr. Carpenter will permanently place the dental veneer over the affected tooth.
Porcelain Has Shown Impressive Durability
According to research published by the British Dental Association, porcelain veneers have "very high" durability and success rates. The study suggested that as many as 95 percent of the restorations studied were still in good condition after 10 years.
Minimal & No-Prep Veneers
In addition to traditional porcelain veneers, we also offer minimal-prep veneers.
Minimal, or no-prep, restorations are exceptionally thin, meaning Dr. Carpenter can place them with little to no modification to the tooth's surface. This conservative process makes minimal-prep veneers a great option for patients who have worn or thinning tooth enamel or who desire a reversible option. However, no-prep options are not right for everyone, as their thin structure may not hide certain types of imperfections, such as severe discoloration.
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Are There Alternatives Available?
Since they cover the entire tooth, this option can address multiple issues like discoloration and unevenness all at once. Instead of needing individual treatments, these restorations can minimize your treatment timeline to achieving a brilliant smile.
There are less expensive cosmetic procedures available, including dental bonding. Bonding is widely used for many of the same tooth imperfections. However, it is important to know the material used for bonding does not have the same durability or lifelike qualities as porcelain.
Better Solution for Stains
While teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry treatments can correct or conceal surface blemishes, porcelain veneers are the preferred treatment for permanent imperfections that can affect the tooth, such as tetracycline stains, discoloration from internal bleeding, and stains caused by genetics. If you have a permanently stained or discolored tooth, porcelain restorations at our Kenilworth, IL, office are the surest way to conceal them.
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Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Sufficient Amount of Enamel
Before placing these restorations, Dr. Carpenter will need to remove a small amount of enamel. For this reason, you should have a healthy amount of remaining enamel to qualify.
Signs of Clenching or Grinding
Although the porcelain used to make these restorations is very strong, it is not unbreakable. If you grind or clench your teeth, you could easily fracture your new restorations. Conditions such as bruxism should be addressed before receiving this treatment.
Porcelain veneers are a fast way to achieve a straighter-looking smile without braces. However, if you have severe malocclusion, you might benefit more from orthodontics or aligners.
Your Level of Commitment
Because this option requires enamel removal, the procedure is typically irreversible. Although porcelain veneers can look and feel great for many years, they will need to be replaced at some point and require a lifetime commitment.
Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Although ceramic is resistant to stains and decay, your mouth needs to be properly cared for to prevent oral health issues. For the best results, we recommend regular visits to our office so that we can periodically evaluate the integrity of your restorations.
Preparing for Your In-Office Consultation
Before visiting our practice, make sure to identify which tooth or teeth you would like to cosmetically enhance. This will help Dr. Carpenter create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
Also, do your best to ensure that you maintain good oral health. Although porcelain restorations can conceal dental imperfections, they cannot treat oral health issues. If you have cavities, infection, or gum disease, we will need to treat these as part of your preparation. Fortunately, we can handle nearly every concern in-office for streamlined care.
The Typical Treatment Timeline
Ready to Get Started? Contact Us Today
Sometimes a minor imperfection can cause major feelings of self-consciousness. We are passionate about helping our patients achieve their very best smiles in every respect, and you can depend on us to take great care in providing you with restorations that help your features look outstanding. From start to finish, we can provide streamlined and convenient care to families in Kenilworth, IL, Evanston, Glenview, and nearby areas. To get started, request a consultation online or call our office:
Our Patients Love Their Results
Many patients who are considering this treatment are worried that the results won't meet their expectations. But dental work has come a long way since the unnatural, bulky restorations that were common in the past.
Today, dentists use advanced planning methods and state-of-the-art materials to create veneers that have the same color, texture, and shine as your teeth. Properly executed, these restorations are virtually indistinguishable from your natural smile.
These natural-looking restorations can help your smile look brighter and younger, boosting your overall self-confidence.
We believe that every patient who wants veneers deserves to have veneers of the highest form, function, and aesthetics, and Dr. Carpenter and his team pride themselves on creating incredible effects–each and every time.
The Difference Is Stunning
Tips for Maintaining Flawless Results
Aftercare is fairly simple. However, there are certain precautions you should take to prevent damage to your veneers. If you suffer from bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you should wear a mouthguard while sleeping. Additionally, you should avoid:
- Biting your fingernails
- Chewing ice, pens, or other hard objects
- Opening packages with your teeth
You will also need to maintain proper oral hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing regularly and undergoing twice-yearly dental check-ups.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Because porcelain veneers require a lifetime commitment, it is normal to feel anxious about the cost. We are completely transparent about pricing. At our Kenilworth, IL, practice, veneers cost approximately $1,400 to $1,600 per tooth. However, the final cost will depend on several factors, including:
Remember: Veneers Are Well Worth the Cost
Few cosmetic treatments can offer the kind of comprehensive results provided by porcelain veneers.
Unlike dental bonding, porcelain is highly stain-resistant and can last for years with proper care.
Dental ceramic is able to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth for an incredibly lifelike effect.
Receive a Personalized Estimate during Your Consultation
The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to schedule an appointment at our Kenilworth, IL, office. We are conveniently located for families in Evanston, Glenview, and other communities. To schedule an appointment, message our team or call:
Flexible Financing Options
Since veneers are considered cosmetic, they are typically not covered by dental insurance. To help patients of all backgrounds experience the benefits of veneers, we accept financing through CareCredit®.
CareCredit is a trusted third-party lender that provides flexible, low-interest repayment options for patients in need of medical or dental care. With CareCredit, you can pay for dental treatment on your terms.