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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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Information and education are the keys to good health. Just as we believe in continuing education for ourselves, we recommend that our patients learn about their dental health. We are always happy to discuss your care with you, and we will never perform a procedure until you’ve been informed about the procedure we are treating and have given us your approval to proceed.

If you have a question, take a look at this selection of questions we are often asked about our practice, the services we offer, and dentistry in general. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, you are always welcome to give us a call or send us an email using our convenient online form.

Porcelain Veneers

If you can imagine yourself with sparkling teeth that stand out, your dream smile could be a reality. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment for fixing dental flaws such as chips, stains, gaps between teeth, and size or shape irregularities. Veneers are popular because they look natural and allow your smile to shine.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering a dentist in Royal Oak for a porcelain veneer:

Do you have imperfections in one or more teeth that bother you?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells placed over the tooth and can give a uniform, aesthetically pleasing look of uniformity to your teeth.

Do you have teeth that are worn down or too short?

If you worry that your teeth are getting smaller over time, veneers will protect them for the long term.

Do you grind or clench your teeth?

Porcelain veneers will not damage your teeth but do require special care. While veneers are durable and stain-resistant, they can be weakened by repetitive wear and may not be a good choice for those with bruxism.

Do you bite your fingernails, chew pencils, or tend to use your teeth to open things?

Again, porcelain veneers are not meant to be used on non-food objects and can be damaged if so.

These are just a few things to consider when calling a dentist in Royal Oak about porcelain veneer treatment.

Porcelain Veneers | Royal Oak MI DentnistPorcelain veneers are not only an excellent choice for correcting a number of aesthetic problems, but they also look perfectly natural. When placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Chalasani, no one will ever know you’ve had any work done.

Veneers are made of porcelain, a material that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. It reflects light in the same way as your own teeth, so veneers made of porcelain never look flat or fake.

What is the process like?

When we prepare your teeth for veneers, we remove a very small portion of your own dental enamel. This gives the veneers space to fit perfectly along your gum line, which also creates a perfectly natural appearance.

Any effective cosmetic dental treatment is one that is not noticeable. Unless you tell someone that you’ve had work done, they will only notice that you have a fresh, beautiful smile.

Porcelain veneers are great for fixing a wide variety of aesthetic flaws, but we also have other options that may be appropriate. If tiny imperfections in your smile are affecting your self-confidence, please contact our Royal Oak cosmetic dentist for more information.

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