Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we can bond to the fronts of your teeth to cover chips, cracks, discoloration, and other minor imperfections. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, ask our dentists if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Process
The veneers process takes two visits to our office. First, your dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your receiving teeth. Otherwise, the dental veneers will make your teeth look large and bulky. Next, we’ll take dental impressions to send to the lab where your veneers will be made. To protect your smile until your next appointment, we’ll place temporary veneers over your teeth.
When you return to our office, your porcelain veneers will be ready. Your dentist will make sure the teeth covers are the right size, shape, and shade to match the rest of your smile. Once your dentist is satisfied with the look and fit of the veneers, they’ll remove the temporary veneers and replace them with the permanent ones.
Take care of your veneer teeth like you would natural teeth. This means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. While porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, you should limit coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain a white smile.
Ask our Livonia dentists if you’re a candidate for the veneers procedure. To schedule your appointment with us, call Livonia Family Smiles at (734) 525-6100.