Bring Back the Luster of Your Smile
Over the years, our teeth go through a lot. From discoloration to chips or cracks, there are many reasons why patients decide to enhance the appearance of their smiles. At Warren Family Dentistry, Dr. Chirco offers porcelain veneers as a way to achieve your dream smile. With veneers, we can mask many types of cosmetic imperfections, enhancing your smile for the perfect look.
Learn more about porcelain veneers from Dr. Chirco with our patient-friendly guide below.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are transparent shells that we can adhere to the front surfaces of the teeth, covering up any cosmetic flaws beneath. Each set of veneers is specially designed to match the exact shade and shape that each patient desires. Veneers are an ideal cosmetic treatment choice for improving the shine of your smile and concealing any number of imperfections. In the span of just two appointments, you’ll achieve a stunning new smile that will last for many years with dazzling porcelain veneers.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Along with improved self-confidence, porcelain veneers provide a variety of other benefits to patients including:
- Quick, simple, and non-invasive procedure
- Customized for your unique smile goals
- Can last up to 15 years when properly cared for
- No extra maintenance needed
- Completed in just two appointments
Reasons for Veneers
At Warren Family Dentistry, our dentist recommend porcelain veneers to address the following types of dental issues:
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Misaligned teeth
The Process of Receiving Your Veneers
To achieve your desired results, you’ll visit our Warren, MI dental practice to receive your customized porcelain veneers. Your entire treatment will be completed over two appointments and consist of the following steps:
You’ll begin your veneer treatment process with an initial consultation with Dr. Chirco. We’ll evaluate your oral health, examine your dental history, and discuss your smile goals. Once we’ve decided that porcelain veneers are the right choice for you, we’ll gently buff your teeth to remove a small amount of enamel and ensure a perfect fit. Then, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where your custom veneers will be crafted.
Once your veneers are ready, typically about two weeks after your initial appointment, you’ll return to our Warren dental office. We’ll bond the veneers to your teeth by applying a dental resin activated by a special light. Dr. Chirco will assess the fit of your new restorations and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is properly aligned. We’ll then cement the veneers into place and secure their position.
You’ll walk out of our office that same day with the stunning smile of your dreams.
Caring for Your Veneers
Following your veneer treatment, make sure to avoid certain foods until you’ve fully adjusted to your new smile. After a few weeks, there shouldn’t be any diet restrictions unless otherwise noted by Dr. Chirco.
Food items that may cause damage to your new veneers include:
- Hard candy
While you can still eat these foods, chew them with caution to decrease the likelihood of damage.
Fortunately, porcelain veneers require little to no extra maintenance. Just make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use an antibacterial mouthwash. We also encourage routine checkups at our Warren dental office once every six months.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the veneer procedure isn’t painful. Dr. Chirco will use a local anesthetic to ensure you’ll be pain-free and comfortable during your treatment. Our veneer procedure is minimally invasive, so you should only experience some mild discomfort following the appointment. We recommend easing any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.
Unfortunately, dental insurance typically doesn’t cover the cost of porcelain veneers. Dental insurance doesn’t generally cover cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening or veneers. Veneers aren’t considered medically necessary due to their main purpose being aesthetic. However, you may be able to get your veneer treatment partially covered.
We recommend contacting your insurance provider for more information. For your convenience, we also provide financing options to ensure all patients can get the dental care they desire. If you have any questions, feel free to call our Warren office at (586) 574-9500.
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, don’t attempt to fix it or reattach it yourself. Call our Warren dental office right away at (586) 574-9500 so we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. At your appointment, Dr. Chirco will assess the damage and recommend reattachment or having a new veneer crafted.
Yes, porcelain veneers can mask the appearance of crooked teeth. Veneers can help patients achieve their dream smile without the need for lengthy, uncomfortable orthodontic treatment. If you’re ready for a straighter and brighter smile, call Warren Family Dentistry at (586) 574-9500 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chirco.
Achieve Your Dream Smile at Warren Family Dentistry
If you’re ready to begin the journey to your dream smile, schedule your consultation at Warren Family Dentistry. With porcelain veneers, we can customize your smile to ensure you achieve your desired results. For more information about this renowned cosmetic dental treatment, call our Warren office at (586) 574-9500. You can also request more information by filling out our simple online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!