Dental imperfections can negatively impact various aspects of your life including relationships and your career. Porcelain veneers are a simple and very effective solution for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. At Complete Health Dental Care, we can provide custom porcelain veneers that are designed to cover flaws such as chips or stains to help improve your smile. Dr. Carl Piontkowski is dedicated to helping you restore your self-confidence through quality treatment at our Clinton Township, MI, practice.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells which are adhered to the front of your teeth. This cosmetic treatment can address several concerns including:
Additionally, porcelain veneers can be used to conceal minor misalignment. However, for patients with more severe malocclusion, FASTBRACES® are usually a better treatment option. We can evaluate your smile to determine whether porcelain veneers are the best treatment option for you.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are several advantages to receiving porcelain veneers such as:
- Addressing several issues at once
- Achieving symmetry
- Improving confidence
- Enhancing quality of life
Many patients who undergo cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers notice positive differences in both their personal and professional lives.
The Treatment Process
Typically you will receive your porcelain veneers during two separate appointments. During the first visit, the doctor will prepare your teeth for the veneers. By gently etching the front of the tooth, he will create a surface that the veneer can securely adhere to and will accommodate the veneer so it does not awkwardly rest on the tooth.
He will then make impressions of your teeth from which your personalized veneers will be created for the best possible fit. Your veneers will be color-matched to your surrounding teeth to provide the most realistic results. We will also create a wax-up of your veneers which you can try on. This allows you to determine whether the size and shape meet your goals or if adjustments should be made.
Porcelain veneers are a simple and effective solution for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile.
Once any changes are complete, the lab will fabricate your veneers. This process typically takes about two weeks, during which time you will wear temporary veneers. You will then return to our office to have your veneers placed. Using dental cement, the doctor will artfully apply the veneers to your teeth to ensure natural-looking aesthetics.
Minimal Prep Veneers
We also offer minimal prep veneers for patients who qualify. This treatment is designed for patients who require no, or very little, alteration to the tooth prior to veneers placement. Minimal prep veneers are thinner and can be fabricated and placed in a single day.
Helping You Smile Confidently
Patient satisfaction is our priority. The Complete Health Dental Care team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional results and a positive experience. Contact us online or by phone at (586) 263-5540 to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.