Who Needs Dental Veneers?

Replace missing teethOver time, our teeth can begin showing signs of natural wear and tear, such as gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments. If you have become self-conscious about your smile or have multiple cosmetic concerns to correct, you might want to consider porcelain dental veneers. Mt. Pleasant, MI dentist Dr. Ray Ribitch and his team at Mid Michigan Smiles offers dental veneers to patients looking for a simple solution to cosmetic dental concerns.

Enhance Your Natural Smile

Dental veneers work best for patients who want to enhance their natural smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of their teeth. Dental veneers can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.

Consuming foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion starts in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Some patients may consider having their teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.

For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Ribitch can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?

With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. Dr. Ribitch simply removes the outermost layer of enamel on the teeth to be treated and then adheres the veneer to the tooth with a strong bonding cement. This is why many patients choose veneers, because they do not require extensive preparation and reshaping like dental crowns. The result is an enhanced version of your existing smile.

If you have very sensitive teeth or tend to grind your teeth excessively, you will need to discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Ribitch before dental veneers treatment. Most underlying issues can be treated prior to dental veneers so you can still enjoy their benefits, but Dr. Ribitch also offers several additional innovative cosmetic and restorative treatments for patients with more advanced concerns.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant, MI

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ribitch and our dental care team at Mid Michigan Smiles. Call 989.200.3896 or schedule a consultation online today.