Veneers – Northbrook, IL

Conceal Dental Imperfections, Restore Your Confidence

Woman with white teeth smiling while standing outside

If you’re unhappy with how your smile looks, you may cover it for photos, when meeting someone new, and even when you laugh. If this sounds all too familiar, then it’s important to know that there’s a versatile, custom, quick, and painless way to conceal dental imperfections and restore your confidence: veneers in Northbrook, IL. If you’re ready to pursue your dream smile, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us. However, if you want to learn more before reaching out, that’s okay too – read on!

Why Choose Northbrook Dental Group for Veneers?

  • Top-Rated Dental Office in Northbrook
  • Multiple Financial Solutions Available
  • Convenient Hours, Including Weekends

What Are Dental Veneers?

Illustration of veneer being placed on lower, front tooth

Dental veneers can fix minor misalignment, cracks, chips, stains, and other common imperfections, but how? Basically, this cosmetic dental service uses thin shells of porcelain (and other high-quality materials) to cover the front-facing surface of your teeth. This effectively conceals the imperfections, improving the look, function, and, in some cases, the health of your smile in the process. One of the biggest perks of this treatment is that you can use it to fix one tooth that’s bothering you or to completely transform your smile.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

Closeup of cosmetic dentist selecting shade of veneer for smiling patient

Technically, the veneers process begins with your consultation. However, what many patients are curious about is what happens after they’ve committed to this cosmetic dental treatment. First, one of our dedicated Northbrook dentists will create your custom treatment plan, complete with the ideal shape, shade, and size of each veneer. Then, we will “prep” your teeth by removing a very small portion of your enamel as well as taking impressions for the dental lab and bonding a temporary set of veneers in place. This allows you to “test drive” your new smile while the lab artisans are crafting your final set!

After a few weeks, we’ll receive your permanent veneers, inspect them to make sure they are perfect, and, if they are, call you into our office for your last appointment. This is when we will remove your temporary veneers, bond your final ones in place, and make any minor adjustments that are needed. After this step, the entire treatment process is complete!

The Benefits of Veneers

Man smiling at reflection in handheld mirror

If you’re still in the process of determining whether or not veneers are the best smile-enhancing service for you, then keep reading to learn some noteworthy benefits:

  • Veneers can last for more than two decades with proper care.
  • Veneers are stain-resistant.
  • Veneers can be completed in three visits or less.
  • Veneers are easy to care for.
  • Veneers can fix multiple dental flaws simultaneously.
  • Veneers are completely customized to each patient’s unique dental needs and aesthetic goals.

Veneers FAQs

Do Veneers Feel Natural?

Veneers in Northbrook are made from porcelain because it closely resembles enamel. In addition, it also allows veneers to be thinner than ever before, so they will not feel heavy or bulky on your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will remove a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneers sit flush. There won't be any uncomfortable ridges or ledges, leaving your smile smooth and sleek. It may take a few days to get used to your veneers, but in no time at all, you may forget they are there.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

A veneer can be applied to a single tooth to fix a chip or cover a stain. However, the goal of the procedure is to improve your smile overall. Therefore, your cosmetic dentist in Northbrook at Northbrook Dental Group Will recommend bonding them to the teeth that show when you smile. Since every mouth is unique, there's no way to know how many veneers you will need until after examining your mouth. Some patients only require 6 or 8, but others may need 10 or more. This will ensure seamless results between your veneers and natural teeth.

Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

It's true that you'll sacrifice some enamel to benefit from veneers, but don't worry about tooth sensitivity. In fact, veneers are often recommended for patients with a history of sensitive teeth. They provide a protective layer between the foods and drinks you consume and your underlying dentin.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, but it's not unusual for them to last for a decade or more. Many factors will affect the life expectancy of your restorations, but you can get the most from your investment by brushing and flossing. Avoid anything that may damage your veneers, like chewing on your fingernails or crunchy foods. Visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. They will keep your mouth healthy and ensure your veneers last their longest.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Veneers?

Veneers are considered an elective procedure, so they aren't covered by dental insurance unless they are medically necessary. This may be the case when needing replacements because your teeth must always be covered by restorations. However, your benefits may include your consultation and any preliminary treatments. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket. We offer several financial solutions to keep a stunning smile affordable for everyone, like monthly payments with CareCredit.