Revitalize Your Smile
Damaged or stained teeth can dull the brightness of your smile and decrease your confidence in social situations. At Dr. Curtin’s office, we believe that no one should feel embarrassed about smiling. That’s why we offer dental bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers — discover your dream smile with our cosmetic dental services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are veneers permanent?
While veneers are made of a highly durable material, they aren’t permanent. They typically last around 10 years. With proper care and biannual visits to our Winnetka location, we can improve the longevity of your pearly porcelain veneers.
In addition to scheduling regular checkups and professional cleanings at our office, there are a few ways you can improve the lifespan of your veneers, including:
- Address any issues with teeth grinding
- Avoid smoking
- Refrain from eating food and beverages that are known to stain
- Brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
During your checkups, we’ll examine your oral health and the condition of your veneers. During this time, we may also recommend a new set.
How can you whiten my teeth?
If you have a big day coming up or just want to make a dramatic change, teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive way to upgrade your look. For your convenience, we offer three types of whitening treatments that can be completed in the comfort of your own home.
During your appointment, we’ll discuss your smile goals and provide you with information on each treatment so you can make an informed decision.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonding can last 10 years or longer, depending on your lifestyle habits and the location of the treatment. If one of your front teeth is bonded, you’ll want to avoid biting into hard food like carrots and apples that can cause the bonding to wear down or break. You’ll also want to:
- Wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth
- Wear a mouthguard when participating in contact sports
- Avoid sugary foods
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Visit our office for biannual checkups and professional cleanings
How much does a smile makeover cost?
The cost of a smile makeover depends on several factors, such as which treatments are necessary to meet your goals. Insurance may cover a portion of the expenses if the treatments are also categorized as restorative.
For a more accurate estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our knowledgeable dentists where we can discuss your smile goals and provide you with information on how our treatments can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.