Dazzling, straight, proportionate, and durable: these are the qualities of a “home run” smile. Most cosmetic dental procedures will meet one need or another, but only porcelain veneers cover all the bases. Dr. Benjamin Fiss has been perfecting smiles with these versatile dental restorations in Chicago, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox, for well over 30 years. With this knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic dentist on your team, you’ll be sure to get a smile that wins.
With at-home products, you can whiten your teeth in a couple of weeks in the comfort of your own home, but the results can fade. Zoom!® is performed in a dental office and can get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. However, both types of whitening treatments cannot whiten old fillings, crowns, or intrinsic brown or chaulky stains.
Braces and Invisalign® can straighten teeth within a few months to a couple of years, but they won't whiten, shape, or improve the teeth in any other way. The teeth may appear too short, too long, or misshapen, which can leave you without the perfect results you expected.
Dental bonding can correct chips and cracks in the teeth. However, the bonding, which is applied to only part of the tooth, will thin, darken, and absorb stains over time, making it look like you always have something stuck in your front teeth.
Porcelain veneers can make any smile brighter and whiter. Although the veneers themselves will not whiten, they are stain-resistant. Patients who add veneers to their front teeth can easily improve how white their overall smile appears. Veneers can cover stains, and replace old fillings and crowns.
Unlike orthodontics, porcelain veneers straighten teeth instantly. They are applied over each natural tooth to camouflage gaps, chips, and any other imperfections.
Because they are applied over the natural teeth, porcelain veneers can make the teeth appear longer or shorter, depending on the patient's desires. Veneers also improve the shape of the teeth, making them more consistent with the rest of the smile. If necessary, a "360 degree veneer," which covers all surfaces of the tooth, can be applied to create the ideal uniform tooth to tooth appearance.
Because they are made of a strong ceramic, porcelain veneers are highly unlikely to break or chip. They function just as natural teeth do and can last up to 20 years, especially if the patient practices good oral care.
Since 1978, Dr. Fiss has been perfecting smiles with porcelain veneers in the Chicago area. With each cosmetic dental procedure he performs, his goal is to create a result that is equally as beautiful as it is functional. His extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry, coupled with a highly educated, hand-selected staff, is what sets his practice apart. Dr. Fiss believes that every patient should receive the best oral care from dental professionals of the highest caliber.