Drs. Skowron & Curtin
Enhance Your Smile with Dr. Skowron
Veneers are thin shells that are placed over the surface of your teeth to hide cosmetic flaws. They’re made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a stunning appearance and long-lasting results.
Dr. Skowron will customize your veneers so they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, helping you achieve a beautiful smile. We recommend veneers for treating the following issues:
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Veneers Process
Getting veneers is a fast and easy process that’s typically completed in just two appointments. During your first visit, Dr. Skowron will take a detailed impression of your smile and send it to a laboratory where your veneers will be customized just for you.
In about two weeks, your veneers will be ready and you can return to our office. Dr. Skowron will ensure that the fit and color are perfect before he bonds the veneers to your teeth with a special dental adhesive.
Veneers are a non-surgical treatment, so you won’t have to worry about a painful or inconvenient recovery period. Once your veneers are in place, all that’s left to do is enjoy your sparkling new smile.
Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers
Any patient who has unwanted cosmetic issues with their smile is a candidate for veneers. Generally speaking, there are no major obstacles that prevent patients from receiving this treatment, though being in good oral health is always preferred.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
Dr. Skowron will administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums before the procedure, so you won’t feel any pain. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure, but this should fade within a few hours.
How long do veneers last?
With proper care, veneers usually last between seven and fifteen years.
How many appointments does the procedure require?
In most cases, Dr. Skowron will place your veneers in just two appointments.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Porcelain veneers can range anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, depending on the nature of your case and the brand of veneer that’s used.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, so most insurance plans won’t cover them. However, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment covered, depending on your plan.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If you damage a veneer, or if one falls out of your mouth, store it carefully and do your best to keep it protected. Don’t attempt to fix or reattach the veneer yourself, as this can result in further problems. Call our practice right away if you experience any issues.
How do I take care of my veneers?
Veneers can be cared for just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special cleaning products are required. To help your veneers last longer, avoid habits such as chewing ice cubes or biting your fingernails.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
Yes — in some cases, we use veneers to close gaps between teeth and help them appear straighter.
Visit Dr. Skowron for Porcelain Veneers
If you want to enhance your smile, porcelain veneers will provide the radiant appearance you’re looking for. To learn more about this treatment, call our office at (847) 446-0970 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Skowron.
Before you know it, your smile will shine like never before.