Gorgeous smiles are all the rage these days. The more popular cosmetic dentistry becomes the less unattractive smiles we see. If you haven’t gotten your own dazzling smile yet, you are probably feeling a bit out of place. For patients in a hurry, one of the most popular options is dental veneers. Chicago residents have several, high quality, options to choose from here at Big Smile Dental.
Once you decided to get veneers or even mentioned that you are considering it, you probably got plenty of advice. Maybe you’ve heard that the only veneers to get are MAC, or never settle for less than genuine da Vinci veneers. Perhaps it was "Lumineers are the only way to go – no question about it." At certain times in your life, words of wisdom from friends and family can be invaluable. Then sometimes, they are simply confusing.
Many people ask the dentists at Big Smile Dental what are the best porcelain veneers available today. You probably expect a renowned team of cosmetic dentists to have an easy answer to such a simple question. However, our answer usually begins with something like "Well, that depends..."
The best choice of veneers is different for everyone. There are thousands of dental laboratories with excellent quality, and a handful of them produce absolutely stunning results. We choose to work with only the best of the best, but there is no “number one.” Each of these brands has unique qualities making it perfect for select patients. For example:
- Lumineers are ultra-thin, meaning that very little, if any, tooth reduction is needed.
- MAC are slightly thicker than most veneers, requiring a bit more preparation, but they are great for teeth that need building up or have very dark stains, which might show through some veneers.
- Da Vinci veneers are average thickness, and have exceptional details.
The truth is, the best veneers are only as good as your dentist. The ceramist does not look in your mouth and decide what size, shape, or color would be best. Your dentist designs your smile. These dental laboratories have gained their sterling reputations for the ability to create what the dentist envisions and describes. A poor quality lab (which we won’t use) can easily ruin the smile design of a fine cosmetic dentist, but even these world-renowned laboratories can’t compensate for a mediocre dentist.
The most important choice when getting veneers, or any cosmetic work, is your choice of dental professionals. Since seeing is believing, we recommend you check out the smile gallery on this website. If you want to see more examples of our superior quality cosmetic dentistry, just ask to see photos when you come to the office. We have many more than we could fit in the galley!
Make the right choice – call Big Smile Dental at and schedule your appointment today.