Porcelain veneers and Lumineers® provide immediate concealment to cosmetic imperfections and correction of functional flaws in your visible teeth, including discoloration, gaps, and misalignment. In two simple steps, you can give your smile a better appearance and improve self-confidence! A veneer is an ultra-thin “shell” made to look like the outer surface of a perfectly formed natural tooth. When custom designed by our experienced Glen Ellyn, IL team, porcelain veneers and Lumineers provide a natural, aesthetically-pleasing, and functional smile makeover. Cosmetic dentistry is both an art and science, and our experienced dentist, Dr. Thomas Gibbs has trained at some of the most prestigious cosmetic schools, including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Education. He will work closely with you to give you the smile you’ve always wanted with surgery-free porcelain veneers and Lumineers!
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front surfaces of your anterior teeth. Once placed, they are very strong, and their lifelike appearance offers strength, beauty, and durability that most other restoration methods cannot achieve. Though they are extremely thin, they do require that a portion of the tooth’s enamel be removed to accommodate the restoration. Lumineers are a special type of porcelain veneer that are no thicker than a contact lens and can be applied to teeth with little or no tooth preparation. The fact that your existing teeth can be left mostly unchanged is one of the major benefits of Lumineers. Dr. Gibbs is specially trained in Lumineers and porcelain veneers and can use these restorations to transform teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that perfectly complements each patient!
We design your porcelain veneers and Lumineers to so closely mimic the color, surface texture, and translucency of natural teeth, they will be indistinguishable alongside your existing teeth. We also commonly invite your involvement in the selection of the shade of the veneers, as carefully guided by our expertise in dental and facial aesthetics. Our cosmetic dentistry team uses the Las Vegas Institute smile guide to help choose the shape of your new teeth and have the laboratory fabricate a “wax mock-up” to show you the exact result that can be achieved. As part of a total smile makeover, veneers combined with teeth whitening and dental crowns can provide you with the cosmetic and functional improvements you need to feel confident in your smile.