Transform Your Smile with Durable and Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers
At Oakland Family Dental, our Waterford, MI, dentist Dr. Amanda Sheehan is proud to offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to enhance your smile. One of the most popular ways to achieve a stunning new smile is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a great choice for patients struggling with stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Dr. Sheehan is committed to helping patients in Waterford, Shelby, Bloomfield Hills, and Rochester regain their confidence with porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are cemented onto the fronts of teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. They’re custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth snugly, and are bonded to the front surface of the tooth with a dental adhesive. Often known as the go-to cosmetic procedure, patients love porcelain veneers because of their natural appearance and longevity. Compared to other options, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is superior.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Although there are other cosmetic dentistry options available, porcelain veneers is the best choice for patients suffering from:
- Worn-down tooth enamel
- Deeply stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Severe chips and cracks
Porcelain Veneers Benefits
Porcelain veneers offer a variety of benefits for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Some of the main benefits include:
- Natural appearance
- Low maintenance
- Non-invasive procedure
- Boosts self-confidence
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Achieving a brand new smile can typically be completed in as few as two visits to our Waterford dental office. At your first consultation, Dr. Sheehan will take digital impressions of your teeth to generate a precise model to create your veneers.
Once the dental veneer has been customized to meet your needs, Dr. Sheehan will safely remove part of your tooth enamel to make room for your porcelain veneer. Our cosmetic dentist will then confirm that you are satisfied with the color and shape before attaching the porcelain veneer with a permanent dental adhesive.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I care for my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups to keep them in good condition. Avoiding habits that may damage the veneers, such as biting on hard objects or grinding your teeth, is also recommended.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for veneers?
Porcelain veneers are usually a good choice for patients looking to conceal minor dental imperfections. Ideal candidates will also be in good overall oral health and have sufficient tooth enamel to support the veneers. The best way to be sure that you’re eligible for veneers is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.
Does insurance cover porcelain veneers?
No, insurance typically doesn’t cover the costs of porcelain veneers as they’re considered an elective procedure. However, patients are always encouraged to contact their provider to discuss their benefits before scheduling an appointment with the dentist. You can also ask your dentist if their office offers dental financing or savings plans.
Are porcelain veneers painful?
The tooth preparation process for porcelain veneers may cause some discomfort or sensitivity, but it’s usually minimal. Your dentist will provide you with local anesthesia to make the process as comfortable as possible. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity for a few days, but it should go away within a few days.
Upgrade Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
You can have the smile of your dreams by simply scheduling an appointment with our Waterford dentist. Our team is eager to join you on your journey to a revitalized smile and improved oral health. Schedule your appointment for porcelain veneers by giving us a call at (248) 674-0384 or request an appointment online.