Great Smile Deerfield, Logo
Phone Icon (847) 945-1050


Make Your Smile Shine with Crowns and Veneers

With our porcelain crowns, veneers, and composite fillings you'll have a smile that stands out in a crowd. At Great Smile Deerfield in Deerfield, Illinois, our services include porcelain crowns (or caps). These restore the tooth surface to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other kinds of restorations. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement.


Crowns

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Reasons for getting crowns include:

X-Ray Machine, Dental Chair
  • Broken or Fractured Teeth
  • Cosmetic Enhancement
  • Decayed Teeth
  • Fractured Fillings
  • Large Fillings
  • Tooth Has a Root Canal


A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory. While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.


Porcelain Veneers

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. Porcelain veneers resolve a variety of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Severely Discolored or Stained Teeth
  • Teeth That Are Too Small or Large
  • Unwanted or Uneven Spaces
  • Worn or Chipped Teeth


The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade will then be chosen by you and the dentist. On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

Dental Tools, Seniors Smiling