Veneers are thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain placed over a tooth's surface. At Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc, they are meant to cover up aesthetic flaws, such as stains and chips, to help you achieve an attractive smile. They can also be used to cover small gaps in between teeth and help hide slightly misaligned teeth. Teeth that are too small can also be covered with veneers. In some cases, they can protect teeth from additional damage. Once in place, your veneers are durable enough to last many years.
The Procedure for Veneers
The first appointment will include preparing your teeth for the veneers and taking impressions of them to create custom restorations. The second appointment is for bonding them to your teeth. We will discuss the procedure steps with you ahead of time so you know exactly what to expect.
When you receive veneers, you will be able to care for them the same way you would for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting our office regularly for cleanings and exams will ensure that your veneers last for several years.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that fit over the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are often used to mask the appearance of teeth that are discolored or misshapen but may also be used to cover gaps between teeth or to protect the surface of damaged teeth.
Veneers require little to no preparation before being placed, so the process is much more straightforward than dental crowns. Because less tooth structure is removed to place them, they do not require as much enamel removal as dental crowns, making them ideal for patients with little natural tooth material remaining. In addition, their placement is reversible because they are not bonded to the tooth like crowns.
Patients appreciate how natural they look and how simple the procedure is compared to other types of cosmetic dentistry. And because they are made of stain-resistant materials, your veneers will maintain their original brightness for many years without fading.
If you have questions about dental veneers and whether or not they would be a good choice for you, contact Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc at 500 Perry Rd Suite 205, Grand Blanc 48439, or call 810-777-7295. We can schedule a consultation and examination to help you better understand your options for improving your smile's appearance with dental veneers.