So many patients have told Dr. Alfe that they would like to improve their smile with dental veneers, but have been worried about unnecessary tooth removal, multiple shots and long appointments with a lot of drilling. Dentistry has changed dramatically in the past 10 years and it’s now possible to rejuvenate your smile without irreversible damage to your teeth, in many cases. Lumineers® and DURAthin® porcelain dental veneers make it easy for Dr. Alfe to transform your smile, often with no or minimal preparation of your teeth.
Often these dental veneers are as thin as a contact lens, so heavy tooth reduction is now unnecessary. Porcelain veneers, when done properly, should not be noticeable to the naked eye, and should look and feel like real teeth, not bulky, opaque or thick. Dr. Alfe will work with you to choose a shape and shade that will compliment you, without looking fake or unnatural.
Like all dentistry, the cosmetic dentist’s skill and experience can make all the difference in the final result. Dr. Alfe has not only been instructing other dentists in hands-on smile makeover classes since 2000, but she is one of only 200 dentists worldwide certified in DURAthin® veneer placement and is the only Chicago dentist trained in both Lumineers® and DURAthin® veneers.
Dr. Alfe truly appreciates the value in having a healthy, beautiful smile. She had porcelain veneers placed on her own teeth in 2000. She often remarks that it was the best thing she ever did for herself. She tells patients that a healthy, beautiful smile is the one accessory you never leave home without!
Call (773) 348-2704or email Chicago Smile Spa today to reserve time for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Alfe. She can show you real life cases she has performed with minimally prepared porcelain veneers and help you determine if conventional porcelain veneers, Lumineers® or DURAthin® veneers are right for you. Visit our Smile Gallery to see fantastic results on real patients. Dr. Alfe is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Chicagoland area including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding Chicago communities.