Porcelain Veneers Chicago

Serving Chicago, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding areas in Illinois


So many Chicago area patients have told Dr. Alfe that they would like to improve their smile with porcelain 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 extensive preparation of your teeth, in many cases.

Because Dr. Alfe is so focused on conservative treatment and because of her extensive experience and expertise in many of the options available to improve her patient’s smiles, she will come up with a treatment plan that is specialized just for you. Dr. Alfe has been teaching other dentists how to perform smile makeovers with porcelain veneers since 2000, as a clinical instructor in many hands-on courses.

A porcelain veneer is a thin covering that is bonded to your tooth structure. Much like fake fingernails, porcelain veneers can immediately improve the length, shape, size, crowding, spacing and color of your teeth, often in just 2 visits and in about 3 weeks. Many porcelain veneers are now as thin as a contact lens yet are as strong as natural tooth enamel. A newer group of no preparation or minimal preparation porcelain veneers includes Lumineers® and DURAthin® veneers.

Adding a Porcelain Veneer - matching tooth colorLumineers® and DURAthin® porcelain veneers are ideal for anyone with chips, gaps and cracks in their front teeth, undersized, small teeth, misshapen teeth, or a narrow smile. Often these veneers are only 0.3 mm thick (slightly thicker than your fingernail), 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.

Dr. Alfe 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!

Contact 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.

Lumineers® and DURAthin® Veneers

Porcelain Veneers ChicagoSo many patients have told Dr. Alfe that they would like to improve their smile with 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 veneers make it easy for Dr. Alfe to transform your smile, often with no or minimal preparation of your teeth.

Lumineers® and DURAthin® porcelain veneers are ideal for anyone with chips, gaps and cracks in their front teeth, undersized, small teeth, misshapen teeth or a narrow smile.

Often these 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.

Porcelain Veneers ProcessLike all dentistry, the 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!

Contact 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. Dr. Alfe is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Chicagoland area including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding Chicago communities.