Thinking About Porcelain Veneers? Here’s What You Need to Know

Here at Premier Dental Center, we specialize in cosmetic, reconstructive and orthodontic dentistry that breaks through typical expectations. Dr. Nazarian has developed unique and effective methods for providing dental implants, reconstructive surgeries and rapid orthodontics.

One of the simplest approaches to improving your smile, however, remains porcelain veneers. Veneers look natural, but they are actually just thin layers of porcelain that get placed over the front of your tooth or teeth. Despite being thin, they are very strong and built to last. If you’re thinking about porcelain veneers, here’s what you need to know.


Veneers are ideal for resolving minor dental issues

Porcelain veneers cannot fix everything, but they can solve several common cosmetic issues. If you’re getting frustrated by any of the following, porcelain veneers can help:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Chipped or worn down teeth
  • Stained teeth that can’t be helped by whitening or bleaching
  • Large gaps in between your teeth

If your teeth are rotting or require a complete replacement, then porcelain veneers won’t solve the problem. If that’s the case, you should consider dental crowns or dental implants.


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Veneers are easy to place

Placing porcelain veneers is relatively simple, and like all procedures at Premier Dental Center, we keep it pain-free. In order to provide you with veneers, here is what we do: We remove about one millimeter of enamel from the tooth's surface. This creates space for the veneers to be placed, and it does not hurt.

Next, using unique technology, we fabricate your custom veneers for the best appearance, color, fit, bite and speech function for your mouth.

We bond the veneers to your teeth with a special cement to ensure your veneer endures.


Veneers are permanent

Although they’re only a thin layer of porcelain, when bonded to the front of teeth, veneers are very strong. This is great news for patients looking for a permanent solution. If you choose to get porcelain veneers, you can rest assured knowing that your improved smile will last.

Some might consider the permanent nature of veneers to be a downside because they are irreversible. After removing the enamel on the front of your teeth, there is no going back. However, we take care to ensure every patient is more than happy with their veneers, so we don’t see their irreversible nature as a problem.


Veneers are easy to care for

Cosmetic restorations of the past, like dentures, can be quite difficult to care for. Not so with porcelain veneers! Not only will they look natural, you can treat them just like your natural teeth. Cleaning is as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth. They are very difficult to stain and you can never remove them.

Many patients are happy to learn you can also eat and drink the same kind of foods with porcelain veneers that you would with your natural teeth. Things like teeth grinding, biting nails, or chewing ice could cause damage to your veneers, so if you struggle with those habits then talk to your dentist about ways to change them.


Veneers can be combined with our Rapid Orthodontic Treatment

Many adults have teeth that are not straight and would love to change that. The two-three year process of braces, however, does not appeal to them. That’s why Dr. Nazarian developed his rapid orthodontic treatment alternative.

Using a proprietary wire product that exerts a steady and gentle force, we can correct teeth alignment where it is needed the most. Pain is a non-event, and for most patients, the correction is complete within about six months. If you couple this process with porcelain veneers, the process can go even quicker. If you’re an adult looking to straighten up your smile, there is no quicker, effective way to do so!


Veneers look natural

Perhaps the best thing about veneers is how natural they look. We can match the color and shape you want, providing an even, pearly white smile that will get noticed and provide confidence. You’ll be amazed at the difference that can be made to your smile without braces, reconstructive surgery, or other major processes.


Talk to your Dentist about Porcelain Veneers

If you have misshapen or discolored teeth, or if you’ve been wanting to fix the chip or gap in between your teeth, then speak to your dentist today about porcelain veneers. If you’re looking for an innovative dentist in the Troy, Michigan area who has extensive experience working with patients to improve their smile, then look no further than Dr. Nazarian at Premier Dental Center.

Contact us today for your appointment so you can see the Premier Dental Center difference for yourself. We’d love to meet you, discuss your goals for your smile, and explore fast, effective methods of treatment. A great smile doesn’t have to be a dream anymore, it’s something you can start to change today!

Sources:
ADA - Porcelain Veneers
How Porcelain Veneers can Rebuild your Smile
Dental Veneers - Making your Teeth Beautiful
Mouth Healthy