Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored “shells'' or coverings that are placed over the outside of the tooth by our Troy cosmetic dentists. It is most common to have veneers applied to teeth that are visible when talking or smiling, i.e., teeth in the front of the mouth.
Here’s what else you need to know about.
Reasons for Veneers
Patients may consider theif their teeth are:
- Worn (enamel)
- Not properly aligned or irregularly shaped
Before moving forward with the procedure, our veneers dentists in Troy want all interested patients to know that this process is irreversible. That’s because once a portion of your natural tooth enamel is removed, it doesn’t grow back. For this reason alone, we want you to be sure of your decision.
The veneers procedure involves two trips to our Troy dental office. This is due to the fact that the veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory. During your initial appointment, your teeth will be prepared, impressions will be taken, and your teeth will be given a temporary covering.
On average, it takes about 2-3 weeks for your new veneers to return from the laboratory, at which time the covering is removed and the veneers are bonded to your teeth by our dentists. These permanent veneers are made from strong porcelain or pressed ceramic and are very aesthetically pleasing.
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Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Having porcelain veneers placed can improve your teeth’s color, size, length, and shape. Alignment and spacing of teeth, such as small gaps in between two, can also be corrected with this procedure.
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile and want a dramatic transformation, our dentists can speak with you about the possibility of veneers.
Other notable benefits of veneers include:
- Resistance to food and beverage stains
- Natural tooth look
- Can fix chipped, cracked, gapped, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Less filing and shaping required compared to dental crowns
- Whitens smile if a lighter shade is chosen
- Long-lasting wear if cared for properly
Ask About Veneers Today
Are you ready to enhance your smile and cover pesky chips, stains, or gaps? Our cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, have years of experience placing porcelain veneers and would be more than happy to discuss the procedure with you. To request an appointment, please call Mosaic Dental today at (248) 528-2270.