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“Before I began coming to Dr. Page’s practice, I hadn’t smiled widely in over 30 years, and I have countless professional and casual photos from over those years to prove it. I also suffered through decades of constant pain, and sensitivity to foods and beverages that were either too hot, or too cold for me to endure.
Four other dentists I went to in downtown Chicago — obviously experimenting with the technologies and techniques that Dr. Page wields so well — charged me thousands of dollars (of course tapping all of the insurance funding possible), but usually only made matters worse.
It feels pretty good to be able to smile again, to drink ice-water, eat cold fruit or enjoy hot cocoa without grimacing in pain. All of that and more I owe to the ethics, skills and abilities of Dr. Page, and Printer’s Row Dentistry.”
I’d never have complained but it feels like you removed a wooden denture appliance and gave me back my old tooth in perfect condition, so thanks!
Veneers Veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material. The veneers are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve appearance. Veneers provide virtually the ultimate in cosmetic enhancement, since they can be used to optimize tooth color, shape, size, texture, and shininess. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from composite resin. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Porcelain is also much more durable than resin—resin veneers are much more likely to chip than porcelain veneers. However, the superior properties of porcelain veneers come at a cost—they are typically more expensive than resin. What Types of Problems Do Veneers Solve? Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Teeth that are discolored, due to: 1) Dark natural tooth color or 2) Trauma or other event: tooth injured, root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride present in a child’s diet, etc.
- Teeth that are worn down from grinding (bruxism).
- Teeth that are chipped or broken.
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
- Teeth with gaps between them.
What is the Procedure for Getting a Veneer?
Number of Visits Getting a porcelain veneer usually requires three visits to the dental office: one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning This first step involves an in-depth consultation between you and Dr. Mitchell to discuss the results you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate. She will also discuss what the procedure will entail. To determine this, records will be gathered during the consultation. These include diagnostic photos, x-rays, and impressions (or molds) of your teeth. The jaw joint (or TMJ) will also be studied to determine whether this will be a factor in treatment. The Porcelain Veneering Process To prepare a tooth for a veneer, Dr. Mitchell will remove about 1/50 of an inch of enamel (an extremely small amount) from the tooth surface, which is an amount equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth. Next, a model or impression will be made of your tooth. This model is sent out to a cosmetic dental laboratory, which in turn fabricates the veneer. It usually takes about 2-3 weeks for the veneer to be produced. While the final porcelain veneers are being fabricated, temporary veneers are placed over the teeth, giving the patient an excellent idea of how the final veneers will look. During the 2-3 weeks that the temporaries are in the mouth, good oral hygiene is extremely important. Inflamed gums from a lack of brushing or flossing can cause numerous problems with the delivery of the final veneers. Patients will be given thorough instructions on how to avoid this.
Once the porcelain veneers come back from the laboratory, the final appointment is relatively easy for the patient and often can be done without anesthetic: temporaries are simply popped off and the permanent porcelain veneers are cemented on to the teeth. The visit ends with removal of excess cement, some polishing, and an adjustment of the bite. Composite Resin Veneers and Bonding Composite resin veneers (for the entire tooth) or bonding (for only a portion of the tooth) involve sculpting a new look directly on to the tooth. Typically, very little drilling is involved since the process is usually additive (not subtractive) in nature. This procedure is extremely technique sensitive and requires the skills of a sculptor. Results vary dramatically from dentist to dentist, depending on the skill level and amount of advanced training the dentist has received. In the hands of a master cosmetic dentist, though, the results can be astounding.
As staff here at Printer’s Row Dentistry we strive and want healthy teeth and gums for all inquirers here at Printer’s Row Dentistry. Dr. Page offers timely- experienced 2nd opinions and valued consultations. We love to help people achieve the smile they once had or always wanted! Call today for details or stop by to see what is new and schedule your 6 month check-up and cleaning! We know you won’t regret our services to you. 3124350411
Now, ask Rachel; billing and insurance manager., R.D.A. about our New patient special, how you may qualify for a discounted in office whitening or $500 off of a set of Veneers! Its all happening again this summer here at Dr. Gregory Page’s Dentistry for a limited time! Inquire today!
Chicago Cosmetic Dentist at Printers Row Dentistry in the South Loop has recently addressed the ongoing dental problems affecting children and adults around the world, and offers several tips on basic dental maintenance to avoid long-term problems.
“Good dental practice involves more than simply brushing, rinsing and flossing daily,”
said Dr. Page of Printers Row Dentistry.
“In addition, patients should visit their dentist regularly—every few months—for a basic checkup and cleanup to ensure there are no major problems.”
Printers Row Dentistry adds that although many people think they are taking good care of their teeth, it is essential to visit the family dentist.
“You are the first line of defense against possible dental problems,” said Dr. Page. “By visiting your dentist, you can tackle any problems early on, which can save you a lot of money and a lot of pain in the long run.”
Renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory A. Page of Printers Row Dentistry located in the South Loop has been working in the dental field for more than 20 years and has helped over 14,000 patients achieve healthy teeth and gums, and is adamant about educating patients on proper and healthy dental practice.
Printers Row Dentistry states the following as the main benefits of regular checkups with your dentist:
• Preventative treatment
• Early diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases
• Complete care
“Regular visits with your dentist now can prevent future ongoing dental problems,” said Dr. Page.
Printers Row Dentistry offers a free personalized consultation with Dr. Page to discuss what services can best be of assistance to you.
Printers Row Dentistry is located at 721 South Dearborn Street, Chicago Illinois 60605 (near Polk in the South Loop). For more information visit http://chicagocosmeticdentists.org/
It’s our passion here at Dr. Gregory Page’s Dentistry when helping you reach realistic-personal dental health goals at a more cost efficient rate because we care about all of our patients envisions. Your opinion always matters the most before, during and after exploring the rite plan for you and or your family. Seek no further, where the best dental plans become absolute and precise options here at Printer’s Row dentistry. Have your choices achieved here in a respectable environment as well as a timely manner with our no-waiting policy and a flexible schedule always available to accommodate you. Expect to receive personable care and never feel neglected at Printer’s Row Dentistry. We support healthy teeth and gums!
Registered and certified dental assistant of Dr. Page’s; Printers Row Dentistry
There are three main types of porcelain veneers. Because there are different types of veneers there is variation in value, characteristics and price. Many patients shop veneers based only on price, then they end up with veneers that has problems or are cosmetically less pleasing. Be careful of shopping only price, cheap veneers tend to pop off, this can be inconvenient.
Because veneers can last 20-30 years , patients who shop only price often end up with a problem veneer and have to live with their bad decision for decades. I suggest you spend a couple few hundred dollars more and get a trouble free, natural looking, cosmetically pleasing veneer.
Be careful of getting direct veneers in an effort to save money. Direct veneers are not the same as porcelain veneers, direct veneers have a plastic component. The advantage is they are completed in one visit and they are inexpensive. The disadvantages are they chip, stain, and break; they last only 1/10 th the time porcelain veneers do. The plastic is not strong enough to control the main components of a cosmetically pleasing smile. I do not recommend direct veneers for adults, they are great for teens and younger. Direct veneers are the same as bonding, some use the term Direct Veneers to infer they are getting porcelain veneers for a great price.
Pressable veneers are made of porcelain with no plastic. They are the economy model of the two forms of pure porcelain veneers. The advantage is that they are a bit less expensive than the other type of pure porcelain veneer(hand packed porcelain), but there are some serious disadvantages: no color variation within each veneer (they look like a refrigerator door- one color) so they look fake they tend to pop off (this gives veneers a bad reputation and can be very inconvenient). For technical reasons they have to be thick – meaning your natural teeth need to be permanently ground down so they will not feel bulky. To me it does not make sense to save a couple hundred dollars and end up with a cosmetically poor veneer that pops off all the time, and have to deal with that and the fact your teeth were ground down for 20-30 years. I would not put press-able veneers on anyone in my family, do not have them myself and would not put them on any of my patients.
Hand Packed Porcelain Veneers
These are my favorite veneer option. They are strong, they look natural, they don’t pop off and the Dentist usually does not have to grind your precious tooth structure off. Those advantages are worth a few hundred dollars extra. Corporate Dental Labs tend to not use these types of veneers, because the corporate labs have a hard time training and keeping a technician that can do this delicate technique; this type of veneer requires great skill and artistic ability. The technician who makes my veneers has been working closely with me for over 20 years, we have developed a very reliable refined product. Our results are excellent and we rarely have to remake something. My porcelain technician is local to my office and we can talk or visit easily to discuss a veneer case, this is a key factor in a good veneer; a doctor and technician who know each other and discuss your case. Good communication from Lumineers fall into this category.
I suggest adults get a Hand Packed porcelain veneer, they require less grinding of your natural teeth, don’t pop off much and look great: Dental care, and dental veneers may not be the best purchase to shop price as the sole consideration.
Come to an enjoyable appointment for your next cleaning at Printers Row Dentistry with the most experienced, helpful, caring and educated team, utilizing the most modern day technology to ensure your healthy teeth and gums while developing a positive relationship with long term staff that you may trust in! We are here to assist you in making the best ultimate decisions that we know can be difficult. Having options to choose from is better than ever here with Dr. Page’s modern day treatment plans, where you do have choices…
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