Do you feel self-conscious about gaps or chipped teeth that show when you smile? You may want to consider getting porcelain veneers. Our Grand Rapids dentists can help you get the smile of your dreams with this simple cosmetic procedure.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, customized shells made of tooth-colored porcelain that cover the fronts of your teeth. Cosmetic dentists use porcelain veneers for patients who have minor cosmetic issues with their smile, such as worn enamel or slightly misaligned teeth.
The Veneers Procedure
At Lake Michigan Dental, the porcelain veneers procedure requires two visits.
During your first visit, our Grand Rapids dentists will take X-rays. We will also file down the fronts of the teeth that will receive the veneers. This helps your veneers appear and function naturally, instead of feeling and looking bulky in your mouth.
Once your receiving teeth have been filed down, we will take dental impressions of your smile. Then, we’ll send these impressions to the lab that will make your custom porcelain veneers.
During your second visit, your porcelain veneers will be ready. Our cosmetic dentists will ensure the fit, shape, and color of your new veneers look natural. Then, we will bond the veneers to the surface of your teeth.
With proper care, your new dental veneers can last up to 15 years.