Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

If you are seeking a solution to your crooked or chipped teeth, cosmetic dentistry might offer the answer in the form of porcelain veneers. These dental appliances not only improve and balance your smile but also cover discolored or stained teeth. We can use them to repair broken teeth or close spaces between them. With veneers, we can enhance the appearance of misaligned teeth.

Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers serve as an excellent choice for treating various cosmetic dental problems. They can be color-matched to any shade of white you prefer, completely hiding staining from view by covering the front side of a tooth. Additionally, they provide an ideal solution for cosmetic chips and breaks that occur due to incorrect biting or natural aging processes.

As we age, our teeth naturally wear down. It’s part-and-parcel of being one of our most used body parts. But this doesn’t mean we have to live with worn-out smiles. Porcelain veneers can reverse these signs of aging on your teeth, providing a renewed look for your smile. Each porcelain veneer is unique. They are custom-made specifically to your individual needs. If gaps between your teeth frustrate you but aren’t large enough or so crooked that they require more invasive procedures like braces, then consider opting for porcelain veneers. They will close those gaps while still maintaining a natural layout within your smile.

Treatment Procedure For Porcelain Veneers

Dr Raymond Ribitch at Mid Michigan Smiles offers comprehensive assessments. This makes sure porcelain veneers are indeed suitable treatment options for his patients’ specific cases before initiating treatment procedures. The process begins with preparing the affected tooth. He will remove small amounts of enamel from the front of the tooth. This will allow a comfortable fit onto said tooth.

Then, we will take dental impressions to create custom-fit and colored-matched veneers. With this process, we can blend the veneers with your other teeth. As a result, you should have a natural final result.

Dr. Ribitch bonds thin shell-like veneer tooth. Porcelain veneers resist staining, but avoiding foods and drinks that typically stain teeth is still advisable, like sodas, teas, coffee, and red wine. Regular brushing and flossing help maintain your new brilliant smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Many patients often ask if porcelain veneers are permanent. The answer is yes. Once you get porcelain veneers, those teeth will require some form of restoration for the rest of your life due to the removal of tooth structure necessary for fitting the veneer. But with proper care, these can last a very long time – even 20 years or more.

While durable, they aren’t invincible; damage can occur, especially when biting down on hard foods directly with the veneer or applying extreme force at a particular angle. This could pop off the veneer from your tooth, particularly if it has been in place for many years.

Another common question is whether one can whiten their teeth after getting porcelain veneers. While these are more stain-resistant than natural teeth and can be crafted in any shade brighter than your natural smile, they cannot be whitened further post-application as they do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.