Stunning Porcelain Veneers in Southfield, 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. Daniels-Dixon 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. Daniels-Dixon 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.
- In most cases, it’ll take a couple of weeks for your veneers to arrive from our laboratory. Once they’re ready, you’ll return to our office so we can bond them to your teeth.
- During your next appointment, Dr. Daniels-Dixon 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. Daniels-Dixon.
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 Southfield 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. Daniels-Dixon 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.
Unfortunately, dental insurance doesn’t cover the cost of veneers. Dental insurance usually doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or veneers. Veneers aren’t considered medically necessary because their purpose is mostly aesthetic. However, you may be able to get partial coverage depending on the terms of your plan.
If your veneer falls off, call our office immediately at (248) 552-0223 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. Daniels-Dixon 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 (248) 552-0223. During the consultation, Dr. Daniels-Dixon 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.