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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Monday, June 29, 2009

Affording Veneers

Some people visit our Glenview, Illinois cosmetic dentistry office to learn about their procedure, and discover that they have been waiting unnecessarily to get porcelain veneers. They thought it would be expensive than it is.

Needs, goals, and desires vary from person to person, and what you may want to achieve with porcelain veneers may be different than what someone else wants. One person may want just the top two front teeth veneered; another may want all front visible teeth veneered. As a result, the cost of a porcelain veneer procedure can vary.

But regardless of the cost of your procedure, we are happy to work with you to find the payment option that fits your budget. We work with CareCredit, a financing company that offers excellent terms, no- or low-interest loans, and flexible payment schedules. Response is fast and the application process is easy. You can achieve the smile you want without breaking your budget. Please see Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry for more information.

When it comes time to pay for your cosmetic dentistry procedure, whether you've had porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or neuromuscular dentistry treatment; we can find a financing option that's right for you.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how you can afford the procedure you want, please schedule an initial consultation with the experienced financing staff at the Colonial Dental Group today.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

What to do if You Damage or Lose a Porcelain Veneer

Porcelain veneers can transform your smile and give you the appearance that you have always wanted. For many of our patients, porcelain veneers have helped them achieve smiles that are free from chips, cracks, stains, and even crookedness.

Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. The strong bonding adhesive will ensure that you will be able to use your porcelain veneers in exactly the same way you use your normal teeth.

If, however, you do lose or damage a veneer, we will be happy to replace it for you. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment. We will take an impression of the tooth that needs a replacement and fit you with a temporary porcelain veneer. We will send the impression to our dental lab so that a new, custom porcelain veneer can be fabricated. In a second visit we will attach it and bond it firmly to the tooth.

If you are worried about getting porcelain veneers because you are unsure about losing or damaging them, we have many other cosmetic dentistry procedure options for improving a smile, including dental bonding, porcelain crowns, and professional teeth whitening.

If you live in the Chicago or Glenview, Illinois area and would like to learn more about porcelain veneers or any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, please schedule an initial consultation with the Colonial Dental Group today.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

How Long Will Porcelain Veneers Last?

If you have ever wanted the beautiful, straight, white teeth you see on television and in magazines, porcelain veneers are a good option. We have transformed many Glenview, Illinois smiles with the fantastic results porcelain veneers provide.

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramic that are custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They can correct many different aesthetic problems, including:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Misalignment
  • Worn Teeth
  • Crookedness
  • Staining that does not respond to teeth whitening


The veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth and become a part of those teeth. For many of our patients, porcelain veneers can last well over a decade, but for others, they may need to be replaced as a result of wear and tear or other reasons.

If you live in the Chicago or Glenview, Illinois area and you are interested in having porcelain veneers to improve your smile, please schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced porcelain veneer dentists at the Colonial Dental Group.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Instant Orthodontics

For decades, people have assumed that in order to change the position of their teeth and get the straight smile they wanted, they would have to suffer through years of braces. We are now happy to provide our patients with the option to correct the position of their teeth in just a couple of visits to our Glenview, Illinois cosmetic dentistry office.

Instant orthodontics is a term for porcelain veneers and/or dental bonding. These two procedures can quickly transform your smile, giving your teeth a straight and even appearance without any use of braces.

For porcelain veneers
, we will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the front tooth surfaces. We will take photographs, an impression of your teeth and some measurements. This data will be sent to a dental lab for your veneers to be custom-made. While you wait we can use dental bonding to provide a temporary surface for the treated teeth. The finished veneers will be bonded to your teeth in a second visit.

For dental bonding (also referred to as composite resin), no tooth enamel needs to be removed, and no data sent to the dental lab. We apply the bonding directly to any teeth that need reshaping or repairing, harden it with a curing light, and the procedure is finished.

With both veneers and bonding, the restoration is color-matched to your natural teeth. Veneers are used only on front teeth but bonding can be used anywhere in the mouth.

If you would like to have a straight smile in as little as two visits to our Glenview, Illinois office, please contact our cosmetic dentistry office today to schedule an initial consultation.

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