Porcelain Veneers in Warren, MI
When you look in the mirror, are you discouraged by your smile? Do you think that having a smile that emanates beauty would get you further in life? With the many benefits of smiling, you shouldn’t feel the need to hold back. Porcelain veneers will help you achieve your perfect smile, so you’ll have one more reason to show it off.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surfaces of teeth to correct any imperfections. They’re customized to fit your teeth and seamlessly blend with the contours of your smile.
What Can Veneers Correct?
In addition to improvements in confidence, veneers can correct a variety of dental issues such as teeth that are:
- Worn down
- Chipped or broken
- Irregularly shaped
It’s no secret that having an attractive smile often helps you succeed and a new set of perfect teeth may be just what you need to see improvements in other aspects of your life.
What’s the Process for Getting Veneers?
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals with Dr. Moureiden so we know what areas you’re looking to improve. You’ll also pick the shade of your new teeth and a mold will be taken to ensure a perfect fit. The veneers treatment is simple and can be completed in a few steps, including:
- Prior to beginning, Dr. Moureiden will be sure to numb your teeth and gums
- The enamel will be shaved to create space for the veneer and to give it a rough surface to bond with
- During your next appointment, Dr. Moureiden will assess the fit of your new veneers and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is lined up
- Your veneers will be cemented in place and a special light will secure their position
- Excess cement will be removed and we’ll make any final adjustments
- You’ll leave with your new perfect smile
What Are the Aftercare Instructions?
Immediately following your veneers treatment, you’ll want to avoid certain foods until you’ve adjusted to your new bite. After a few weeks, there shouldn’t be any restrictions on the foods you can eat unless otherwise specified by Dr. Moureiden.
The foods that may damage your porcelain veneers include:
- Hard candy
While you can still eat these foods, chewing them without caution increases the likelihood of damaging your veneers. To improve the longevity of your new teeth, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals.
In addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine, you’ll want to schedule biannual visits to our Warren office so we can examine your veneers and make any adjustments or recommend a new set if it’s time.
You’ll also want to reduce the amount of food and beverages that are known to stain teeth and use a non-abrasive toothpaste so you don’t scratch your veneers. With proper care, your veneers can last 15 years or more.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the veneers process isn’t painful. Dr. Moureiden will administer a local anesthetic to the areas where your veneers will be placed. The procedure isn’t very invasive, so you should only experience mild discomfort following the appointment which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or Advil and a cold compress.
If your veneer falls off, call our office immediately at (586) 574-9500 to let us know. We’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible and make your smile beautiful again by fixing your veneer or recommending a new one.
In the meantime, put your veneer in a small container to keep it safe so you can bring it to your appointment for re-application. Dr. Moureiden will either re-attach the veneer or suggest a new set if you’ve had your current veneers for a long time.
Patients with progressed tooth decay are typically not good candidates for dental veneers. However, we might be able to remove the decay to get your smile ready for the treatment. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed onto the front surface of your teeth. If the tooth is too damaged, the veneers won’t have a sturdy surface to bond with.
To know for sure if you’re eligible for the procedure, schedule a consultation by calling (586) 574-9500. During the consultation, Dr. Moureiden will evaluate your oral health, discuss your smile goals, and provide you with a customized treatment plan based on your needs. If veneers aren’t right for you, they may also include alternative methods to achieve your goals.
Make Your Smile Contagious
If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth without waiting years to see results, veneers can help you reach your goals, Within just a few appointments, we can have your smile looking better than ever. Contact our office to schedule a consultation by calling (586) 574-9500 or simply fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you soon.