Porcelain Veneers – Evansville, WI
Revamp Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Do you wish you could hide your teeth when you smile? Do you have imperfections in your teeth that you want to cover up? There’s a simple yet effective solution! If you don’t like the appearance of your smile, Dr. White can help give you the smile makeover of your dreams using porcelain veneers, which can correct the shape, color, and size of your teeth.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic sheets that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. They can cover the following imperfections in your smile:
- Discoloration that doesn’t respond to whitening.
- Chipped or cracked teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Misshapen or small teeth.
- Slightly crooked teeth.
- Worn teeth.
If you have one or more of these flaws, veneers may the right choice for you to get the smile you’ve always wanted. At Maple Grove Family Dental, we offer two types of veneers: traditional and minimal-prep.
Traditional porcelain veneers
With traditional porcelain veneers, a small amount of the enamel needs to be removed so that the ceramic veneer can fit into place and have a natural look. Because of this, getting porcelain veneers is a permanent, irreversible procedure.
Basically, minimal-prep veneers are even thinner than their traditional counterpart, which means that less of the enamel needs to be removed to make space for it. This kind of veneer may be best for those who want the benefits of a veneer without having to remove as much enamel.
What is the procedure for getting porcelain veneers?
After you and your cosmetic dentist in Evansville have decided to proceed with veneers, she removes a small portion of your tooth’s enamel. Then she takes impressions of your teeth and send this information to a dental lab, where your porcelain veneer is custom made to fit you specifically. While you wait for the final result, Dr. White places a temporary veneer. A few weeks later, you return to our office so she can adhere the permanent veneer to the front of your tooth, instantly improving its appearance. In as little as two dental appointments, you could have the perfect smile you want!
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
In addition to hiding all the imperfections in your smile, porcelain veneers have many advantages, including the following:
- Veneers are stain resistant. In fact, they resist stains better than enamel, so your veneers will look great for a long time.
- Veneers are durable. They are strong and can withstand reasonable wear and tear. Plus, with the proper oral care, they can last between 12 and 25 years.
- Veneers look natural. They reflect light much like normal teeth, so no one will be able to tell that the veneers are there.
Our team at Maple Grove Family Dental is dedicated to giving you the best results with compassion and care that exceed expectations. We can’t wait to help you achieve the look you want in your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Porcelain Veneers – FAQs
Are you ready to leave cracked, discolored, imperfect teeth in the past? Dr. White and our team at Maple Grove Family Dental would love to help you achieve your smile goals with porcelain veneers. To schedule your initial consultation, feel free to contact our office today. However, if you’d like a bit more information before giving us a call, then keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions!
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
Thanks to advancements in dentistry and Dr. White’s clinical expertise, your porcelain veneers can last 10+ years with proper care! To ensure yours stay in pristine condition for as long as possible, there are a few best practices you should follow. First, implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Next, avoid poor oral habits, like chewing on ice, using tobacco products, or opening things with your teeth. This will prevent them from cracking or falling off altogether. And, of course, make sure to visit our office every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning.
Will the Porcelain Veneers Match My Natural Teeth?
Whether you are fixing one cracked tooth or upgrading an entire row of teeth, porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s unique dental needs. For some, that means matching the veneer to their existing enamel for a seamless finish. For others, that means using a veneer that is a few shades lighter and then undergoing a teeth whitening treatment for a flawless, bright, beautiful smile. Either way, our cosmetic dentist will ensure the end result is as natural as you desire.
Will Tea, Coffee, or Wine Stain My Porcelain Veneers?
Unlike enamel, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant! Therefore, you don’t need to rely on whitening treatments to keep your teeth bright. However, excessive consumption of pigmented beverages, like coffee and wine, can slowly cause them to discolor over time. Therefore, it is a good idea to enjoy these items in moderation. On the occasions you do indulge, make sure to use a straw to protect your teeth.
Does Getting Veneers Hurt?
When it comes to visiting the dentist, one of the biggest fears patients have is that the procedure will be painful. Luckily, if the same hesitation has prevented you from perfecting your smile, you’ll be happy to learn that the process of getting veneers is virtually pain-free! Even after you leave our treatment chair, our team will provide you with a list of recovery instructions, like avoiding hard foods, that will keep you comfortable during the healing period.