Dental veneers can be a viable option for chipped teeth or gaps between teeth. One of our Grand Rapids dentists may also recommend porcelain veneers to cover worn enamel or disguise misaligned teeth.
Veneers are thin customized shells made of tooth-colored porcelain, designed to cover the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are used in a variety of situations to enhance your smile. With proper care, your new dental veneers can last up to 15 years.
The porcelain veneer procedure is broken down into two visits. During your first visit, our Grand Rapids dentist will take x-rays. In order to help your porcelain veneers appear and function naturally, your cosmetic dentist will also need to file down the fronts of the receiving teeth. Otherwise, the veneers will cause your teeth to look large and bulky. Dental impressions will then be completed and sent to the lab where your new veneers will be made.
When you return for your next appointment, your porcelain veneers dentist will ensure the fit, shape, and color of your new veneer looks natural. The veneer will then be bonded to the surface of your tooth.
If you have questions or would like further information on any of the cosmetic dental services offered at Lake Michigan Dental, please call our Grand Rapids dental practice at (616) 453-8211. Our experienced cosmetic dentists have dedicated their careers to helping patients achieve their best smiles.