Achieve a Flawless, Hollywood Smile
At Oakland Family Dental, Dr. Sheehan gives her patients stunning smiles they can feel confident about. For patients with deeply stained or misshapen teeth, we offer porcelain veneers to create your stunning, new smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that bond directly to the front surface of your teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. They’re an ideal option for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Veneers are made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a natural-looking aesthetic that’s built to last for years. They’re commonly used to restore the following:
- Chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth
- Stained or discolored smiles
- Teeth that are crooked or misaligned
- Gaps between teeth
They’re virtually undetectable and are highly resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Placing Your Veneers
Receiving your porcelain veneers can typically be completed in just two visits to our Waterford office. During your first appointment, Dr. Sheehan will take digital impressions of your teeth so she can generate a precise model to create your new veneers.
When the veneer is ready, Dr. Sheehan will safely remove part of your tooth enamel to make room for the porcelain veneer. Once you’re satisfied with the color and shape, she’ll attach the veneer with a permanent dental adhesive.
What Makes a Good Candidate?
If you have cracked, chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth, then you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. Receiving this cosmetic treatment can help you achieve a Hollywood smile in as little as two visits.
However, patients should know that veneers are used to restore minor imperfections, not fix crooked or misaligned teeth. Since they bond to the surface of a tooth, they can only enhance the appearance of a tooth and not the position.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
For your veneers treatment, Dr. Sheehan will numb the area to eliminate the chances of any discomfort. This will help ensure you feel little to no pain while we permanently place each veneer on the surface of your tooth.
How long do veneers last?
Your porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 12-25 years or sometimes longer depending on the care and maintenance. They’re designed to last much longer than composite veneers due to their long-lasting material.
How many appointments does the veneer procedure require?
The veneers procedures will require two appointments with Dr. Sheehan. First, we will need to take examine your mouth and take digital impressions of your teeth in order to create the perfect set of veneers for you. Then, the last appointment will be where we place your veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of veneers will vary on the patient and different aspects of their smile goals. When you visit our office for your consultation, Dr. Sheehan can review your smile and generate an estimated price for your overall treatment. Here, she can also offer any payment plans that can help you pay for your treatment.
Does dental insurance cover porcelain veneers?
Some dental insurance providers may cover a portion of your veneer treatment depending on the purpose.
Since most veneer treatments are for cosmetic purposes, some dental insurance providers won’t cover your procedure.
However, if it’s for restorative purposes, some of the costs may be covered by your dental insurance. It’s best to speak with your provider before you move forward with treatment to ensure there are no surprises along the way.
How do I take care of my veneers?
Taking care of your veneers is the same as you would with your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss daily to help maintain their beautiful appearance.
If your veneer falls off or becomes damaged, you should give our Waterford dental office a call immediately. That way we can get you in as soon as possible for Dr. Sheehan to take a look and repair it.
Please do not try to glue your veneer back on, you should have it fixed professionally no matter what.
Enhance Your Smile Today
When you choose dental veneers from our Waterford dental practice, you can trust that they are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
If you have additional questions or want to get started on your new smile, give our Waterford office a call at 248-674-0384 to speak to a friendly staff member. Dr. Sheehan and our team look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile.