2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 140
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Porcelain Veneers Downers Grove


A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface either for cosmetics or to protect or repair a damaged tooth.  The two main materials used to make veneers are resin composite and porcelain.  A resin composite veneer is generally done chair-side by bonding a thin layer of tooth-colored resin material to the tooth.  This type of veneer is generally less expensive and not as permanent as porcelain veneers.  Moreover, it usually requires only one appointment to have a resin veneer placed.  Porcelain veneers are typically lab fabricated and generally more expensive than resin veneers.  Porcelain veneers are completed in two appointments.  The first appointment consists of preparing the tooth and taking an impression to send to the lab and the second consists of applying and bonding the lab fabricated porcelain veneer to the tooth or teeth.  Porcelain veneers are more permanent than resin veneers but they tend to be much more natural in appearance—hence usually the choice in cosmetic situations.  Porcelain veneers have the additional advantage of giving the dentist more options with regard to changing the shape, size and color of the underlying tooth structure. 


Veneers are a great option to enhance smiles.  Many people suffer from certain conditions that can alter the shape and color of their teeth.  Some examples of these conditions are acid erosion and grinding.  Some individuals have enamel defects and imperfections that occurred during the development of teeth and may even have been the result of certain antibiotic exposure during development.   Some individuals simply want a quicker cosmetic fix than lengthy orthodontic treatment and choose to have multiple veneers placed to correct crooked or spaced teeth. 


The average cost of veneers can vary greatly depending on which type a patient chooses.  The average cost for a single composite resin veneer is $600.  The average cost for a single porcelain lab fabricated veneer is $900 to $1400.  The price for a porcelain veneer varies based on the amount of detail and the type of porcelain the dentist prescribes to the lab.   


Prior to fully investing in veneers it is a good idea for the patient to have an expectation of what the final product may look like.  Should the patient have interest in seeing what his or her restored mouth will look like he or she could request that the dentist can take impressions of the pre-treatment teeth and then have the dental lab fabricate models of the patient’s mouth.  The lab can then add wax to the model teeth depicting how the smile with veneers will look when finished.


Veneers are a great option for many people seeking a more cosmetic smile.  They are a conservative option for quickly improving the smile and the benefit and satisfaction a patient achieves is priceless. 

Call Esplanade Dental Care today to set up your free consultation to find out whether you are a candidate for veneers.   We serve patients from throughout Greater Chicago, including Lombard and Wheaton. 

2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 140 Downers Grove, IL 60515
Sherif Albert, DDS (630) 493-0914 (630) 493-0917
2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 140, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA
Dr. Sherif Albert Downers Grove IL dentist (630) 493-0914 (630) 493-0917 care@cerecuse.com