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For those with misaligned or uneven teeth, dental veneers may be the solution you’ve been seeking to reclaim your beautiful smile. Dental veneers are a thin layer of material that a dentist puts on top of your tooth, and although veneers can be made of different materials, they all have the same purpose: to improve the appearance of your teeth.

There are several different types of veneers available today, with porcelain veneers, lumineers, and composite veneers being the three most popular options. They all have their unique benefits, so it’s important to consult a dental professional for their input on which type of veneer is best for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most popular type of veneer. They are made of dental-grade porcelain and are very strong. They also look natural, making them a popular choice for people who want to improve their smiles. However, they can be quite expensive and require some preparation work on the teeth before they can be installed.


Lumineers are an alternative type of veneer made from much thinner porcelain, and less enamel needs to be removed from the tooth. This makes lumineers a good choice for patients who are only seeking a minor change to their smile, and because lumineers are less invasive to install, there is more room for flexibility in terms of the color and shape of the veneer. However, they are not as strong as porcelain veneers and may not be the best choice for those who grind their teeth.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are the most affordable type of veneer, but these veneers are not as durable as porcelain or lumineers. They are made from a composite material that is molded to fit over the teeth. While they can be a good option for people on a budget, they typically don’t look as natural as porcelain veneers and may not last as long.

Porcelain veneers are made from the strongest material and last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. 

However, composite veneers and lumineers are just as effective at improving the aesthetics of a smile and protecting the tooth’s surface from damage.

Another material that may be used for veneers is Zirconia. Zirconia is very strong and can last for many years, and is also biocompatible, which means that it is safe for use in the mouth.


No matter which material your veneers are made of, maintenance is as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing are used to keep your gums healthy and your smile bright. You will need to return to the office after one week for a follow-up evaluation, and for the best care, you should schedule regular teeth cleanings and check-ups. A night guard is often recommended, and at Chicago Veneers, we provide one with the cost of your veneers.

 To learn more about the many types of veneers available at Printers Row and Chicago Veneers, call us today at (312) 435-0411!

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