Are Porcelain Veneers Worth It?

Plymouth Mi Porcelain Veneers Dentist

Do you ever feel like you are hiding your smile? Do you ever feel self-conscious about the appearance of your front teeth? If so, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentists in Plymouth, MI. During your consultation, they’ll be able to determine if you’re a likely candidate for porcelain veneers or our other cosmetic dental services.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about porcelain veneers and the benefits they bring to your smile.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we’re able to bond to the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain dental veneers match the color and shape of your natural teeth so you can smile with confidence.

Depending on your circumstances, veneers may be the perfect choice for your smile makeover at Plymouth Dentistry.

Correct Minor Imperfections

Dental veneersare able to restore front teeth with small chips, cracks, gaps, stains, or other cosmetic issues that are visible when you smile or talk. During your consultation, our dentists will be able to determine if you’re a likely candidate for veneers.

If the tooth is fragile, we may instead recommend a crown to restore the tooth to its natural strength and appearance. Either way, our dentists will be able to find the right solution for your smile.

Preserve Natural Tooth Structure

Once you remove enamel, it’s gone for good. Fortunately, we only need to remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Since the veneers procedure is noninvasive, you may not even need anesthesia while one of our dentists removes enamel.

While porcelain veneers are only bonded to the fronts of your teeth, a dental crown has to fit over the entire tooth. This means that we would have to remove more tooth structure for a crown than for a veneer.

Smile with Confidence

In general, the veneer procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first visit, we’ll remove enough enamel from the fronts of your teeth so there’s space for the porcelain veneers. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. To protect your teeth in the meantime, we’ll place temporary veneers.

When you return to our office, your veneers will be ready. Our dentists will make sure the tooth restoration matches the color of your natural enamel. That way, you can smile with confidence after leaving our office.

We may also need to slightly adjust the fit of the dental veneers so they look and feel natural. Cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science.

Prevent Tooth Discoloration

Practicing good oral hygiene and being conscious of the foods you eat can help your veneers last for years to come. For example, a porcelain veneer can chip if you bite down on ice and stain if you drink too much coffee. If you take good care of your veneers, you can expect them to last for years.

Enjoy Simple Maintenance

While veneers are stain resistant, you’ll still need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily to maintain good oral health. Also, make sure you schedule regular dental checkups with our cosmetic dentists in Plymouth, MI.

This easy maintenance will help you keep veneers pearly white so you can enjoy a beautiful healthy smile. Since dental veneers are non-porous, they are able to resist permanent stains and cavities better than natural tooth enamel. In other words, minimal effort is needed to maintain veneers.

Book a Consultation for Veneers

Our cosmetic dentists in Plymouth, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule a consultation and learn if you’re a candidate for veneers, please call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

This blog post has been updated.