Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? Ask our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI, if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we’re able to bond to the fronts of your teeth. We may recommend porcelain veneers to hide chips, stains, and other minor imperfections.
What to Expect with Porcelain Veneers
We’ll need to remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make room for the veneers. That way, your front teeth won’t look large or bulky when we place the veneers. Once we complete this step, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth to send to the lab.
Your permanentwill be ready when you return for your second visit. In the meantime, we’ll place temporary covers over your teeth. Our front desk staff will call to schedule your next appointment once your porcelain veneers are ready.
When you return to our office, our dentists will make sure your porcelain veneers are the correct size, shape, and color. We’ll then replace your temporary veneers with the permanent ones. To do this, we’ll need to etch the surface of your teeth. Our dentists will then use a special cement so your permanent veneers make a strong bond with your teeth.
Our cosmetic dentists may schedule a follow-up appointment a few weeks later. This is for your benefit so we can make sure your veneers are working exactly as they should.
Your dental veneers will last longer if you take good care of them. This means brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily to remove plaque. You’ll also need to avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candies. Otherwise, you may chip your new porcelain veneers.