Dental veneers are a conservative cosmetic dental treatment that improves the appearance of front teeth.
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain material that require less preparation than crowns.
Whether enhancing tooth color or shape, masking discolorations, closing moderate spaces, or straightening out minor crowding, veneers can be an excellent alternative to full crowns to create pleasing and esthetic smiles.
It can take only a few appointments to treat deep tooth stains or damage to achieve pleasing cosmetic results that last for years.
At Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry, we customize porcelain veneers in Cadillac, MI, to help patients achieve brighter, straighter smiles.
Porcelain Veneers in Cadillac, MI
As with other restorations, we need to prepare teeth prior to veneer treatment. Preparation ensures that the veneers fit properly. During preparation, we will etch the tooth enamel.
Removing a small layer of the enamel creates the proper bonding surface and ensures that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. Veneers require minimal anesthesia to ensure that patients feel comfortable during treatment.
After preparing the teeth, we color-match the desired shade of the veneers, whether patients want a brighter smile or a single tooth to match adjacent natural teeth. We use CAD/CAM technology to create custom veneers.
After we take digital scans of the mouth, we make edits in computer software to ensure that the veneers are in the correct shape and shade.
After the veneers are complete, we apply bonding material to the treated teeth. We carefully place the veneers and bond them to the teeth with a curing light. Finally, we polish the completed veneers.
Dental Veneer Q&A
Many patients have additional questions about veneer treatment. Read answers to commonly asked questions about dental veneers:
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Dental veneers offer long-lasting treatment that benefits patients with slightly crooked teeth, tooth gaps, tooth damage, and deep tooth stains.
Because we use porcelain to create veneers, they blend in with the color of natural teeth and can brighten areas of discoloration. Porcelain veneers are also low-maintenance and stain-resistant.
How do you care for dental veneers?
Directly after veneer treatment, avoid foods and drinks that stain, including tea, coffee, wine, and berries. You should also avoid hard or chewy foods.
You can brush your veneers just like your natural teeth. However, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid damage to your veneers.
Are veneers painful?
Veneer treatment should not be painful because we use anesthesia. You should begin to get accustomed to your new veneers after several weeks.
At first, you can experience sensitivity or soreness, but this will fade over time. Drinking lukewarm water and brushing with toothpaste created for sensitive teeth can help during the veneer healing process.
Contact Our Cadillac Dental Office
Are you interested in dental veneers? Do you want to brighten or straighten your smile? Schedule a veneer consultation online or call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry today at 231-389-6388. Let us know if you have any more questions about veneers. We’re here to help you!