WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE DECIDING WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Our teeth are meant to last for our entire lives, however there are times that damage to our teeth is simply unavoidable. Chipped or broken teeth can occur from many types of accidents, from tooth decay, from broken fillings and, unfortunately, once your permanent teeth have grown in you have no other teeth waiting to replace them. Therefore, a dentist has to find the right solution for the problem.  Veneers or crowns, depending on the circumstance, can be used to attain a beautiful and natural-looking smile.  Dr. McMahon will assess your smile and help you decide what treatment option is best for you. We can also desire to improve the way our teeth look and veneers can be a perfect solution.

WHAT ARE VENEERS? WHAT ARE CROWNS?

Veneers are ultra thin but very durable sheets of porcelain that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth. Crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, discolored teeth and teeth with spacing can all be made into beautiful, natural looking smiles with porcelain veneers. They are professionally sculpted and custom made to fit both the color and shape of your smile so no one will ever know they are there. They are a very conservative way to attain a beautiful smile. A traditional crown encases the entire tooth. They can be used on front teeth and on back teeth. The newest all ceramic materials are very natural looking and can also be used to replace older style porcelain fused to metal crowns. Teeth that have broken, decayed, or have very large fillings may be restored with crowns.  Dr. McMahon will consult with you regarding the various options and you will have an active role in the design of your new smile.

HOW MUCH DOES A DENTAL VENEERS AND CROWNS COST?

The cost of veneers will range from $1500-$2500 per tooth depending upon the specific type of dental veneer the patient requires. The cosmetic dentist and ceramist combine their training and artistic skills to create custom radiant smiles.  The first thing people notice about you is your smile and beautiful teeth could mean the difference between you being the face of a company and being stuck put in the back office.  Veneers can not only enhance your smile,  but they can make all the difference in your self-confidence in facing the world. . The price of a crown ranges from $1200-$1800 . The type of ceramic material and the condition of the underlying tooth can affect the fee.

HOW DO WE CARE FOR DENTAL CROWNS AND VENEERS?

Both crowns and veneers require minimal amount of care in order to stay healthy. You simply treat them like your natural teeth and brush regularly and floss every day.  Of course, you still need to have your teeth cleaned regularly.  Your dental hygienist will clean your veneers and crowns with a special trophy paste made to keep them smooth and shiny.  Porcelain veneers and crowns usually do not stain like natural teeth.

DO YOU NEED VENEERS OR CROWNS TODAY? DO YOU WANT TO REPLACE YOUR OLDER OR UNSIGHTLY DENTISTRY? WHY AN ACCREDITED COSMETIC DENTIST?

If you live in Chicago or Pittsburgh and would like your smile to be better, come to Dr. Susan McMahon Accredited Cosmetic Dentist.  Dr. McMahon is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist.   Being an accredited cosmetic dentist means that Dr. McMahon has attained excellence level at all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.   She uses her expertise to create custom smiles based on each patient’s needs esthetically and functionally.   A nationally recognized expert, Dr. McMahon works with a team of renowned ceramists and specialists to give you the highest level of dentistry possible.   Get noticed with a great smile. Contact us to find out how we can make it happen for you today.