Porcelain Veneers: No Need to Rush

Smiling Girl Next DoorPorcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental innovation which many patients become interested in because they can potentially cover up a wealth of dental issues. High quality veneers aren’t like fast food, however. You can’t simply order at the window, pay your bill, and be done within a few minutes. You will need a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine whether or not your smile is healthy enough for the procedure. If not, you will need to go through restorative work first in order to ensure a strong foundation. Next, the shape, color, and size of the materials used to make-over your teeth are determined. Measurements and specifications are sent off to a ceramist so your veneers are customized just for you. If you skip these steps, your fast results may end up fast food quality.

Too Good to be True?

There are several fast veneer companies, but one you may have heard of is Lumineers. On paper, these veneers  have many pros which catch the attention of patients who are busy and eager to make over their smiles. Lumineers claim to be less invasive and pain-free, as well as reversible. This means if you change your mind or want to try a new innovation down the road, nothing lost, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to your dental health, if something is acquired too quickly or not attached with care, results may not end up as good as expected.

Issues with Fast Veneers

The problem that some patients report with products such as Lumineers is that they are a mass marketed veneer. This means your veneers are not hand crafted by an experienced ceramist but go through lab production which may make your veneers appear much less natural. Mass production can also effect quality control. The reversible aspect of fast veneers may be a misnomer as well. For any veneer to be attached properly in a way that will keep the porcelain fixed to your teeth for years and years to come, some tooth  enamel is likely to be stripped away even when you remove Lumineers. Besides, if you make the investment in high quality porcelain veneers, you are not likely to want to reverse the procedure anyway.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.

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