Porcelain Veneers in Royal Oak, MI
Patients often come to us concerned about cosmetic flaws that affect the way their smile looks and the way they feel about themselves. At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we’ve had great success using porcelain veneers to conceal these flaws and help our patients have the beautiful smile they’ve always dreamed of.
If the appearance of your teeth bothers you, call our Royal Oak dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suchi Chalasani DMD to see if porcelain veneers are an appropriate solution for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are designed to fit over the top of your teeth to flawlessly conceal a range of cosmetic concerns.
Some types of veneers require that a small amount of enamel be removed from your teeth to help them fit properly while other veneers can be placed directly over the top of your teeth with minimal preparation necessary.
Dr. Chalasani will discuss both types of veneers with you as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type to help you decide on the veneers that are right for you.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Do?
Porcelain veneers can do all of the following:
- Cover stain-resistant discolorations to give you white, sparkling teeth
- Conceal chips and other damage
- Hide damage to the enamel
- Lengthen teeth that are too short or are eroded
- Fill in gaps created by small or widely spaced teeth
Because veneers are designed to be thin and translucent, your natural tooth surface shines through. This allows your veneers to reflect light in a way that is similar to the way your own teeth will, making them look more realistic so that nobody knows the secret to your gorgeous smile.
Porcelain veneers cannot prevent decay or gum disease, and they are not appropriate for patients who have either of these conditions. However, if you have these conditions and would still like to be considered for veneers, we will work with you to improve your dental health. At that point, we are happy to reassess whether veneers are right for you.
Caring for Your Veneers
For the most part, caring for veneers only requires the same good dental hygiene habits your own teeth need to stay strong and healthy. While veneers are designed to be durable and stain resistant, they are not as strong as your own teeth, and they could be damaged if you use your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you chew your fingernails or pencils, veneers may not be right for you.
If you have a condition like bruxism that causes you to grind or clench your teeth, veneers may not be appropriate. We are happy to work with you to treat this condition with occlusal guard therapy to make you a better candidate for veneers.
Are you ready to talk veneers with Dr. Chalasani? Give us a call today!