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Do you ever wish you could improve the appearance of your smile? Ask Dr. Habecker if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that cover the surface of front teeth. Our dentist may recommend veneers to conceal small stains, chips, and other types of cosmetic damage.
The pearly exterior of porcelain veneers helps you give the best first impression while enhancing your natural beauty.
You may be a candidate for the veneers procedure if you have:
- Tooth discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Slight gaps between front teeth
- Irregularly-shaped teeth
We’ll explain the dental veneers process in three steps.
Before we can recommend the veneers procedure to restore the appearance of front teeth, we’ll need to sit down with you to discuss your full range of options. We make sure that you are aware of what treatments are best for your specific case.
Since all of our patients have different oral health needs, it is important for us to collaborate with you to determine your best plan of action for improving your smile.
If we determine you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers, we will begin preparing your teeth for the procedure. We’ll carefully remove the topmost layer of your teeth to create space for your .
It is important that we do this so that the veneers will rest naturally on the surface of your teeth. Otherwise, your new porcelain veneers will make your teeth appear big and bulky. Local anesthesia can be used while removing the surface of your teeth if you decide it’s needed.
After the surface has been prepared, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to our lab. Your resulting quality veneers will be ready to place during your next appointment with us.
Before your dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, we’ll tailor the veneers to further ensure a custom fit. These alterations may include trimming excess material and adjusting the color. Once our dentist is satisfied with on the surface of your teeth, he will prepare your teeth for the bonding process.
The receiving teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to create a strong connection to the veneers. Cement will be used to bond your teeth to the new material. Our dentist will then use a special light beam to solidify the cement, creating a solid link between your tooth and the porcelain veneer.
Excess cement will be removed and your bite will be checked so that your new smile will fit as comfortable as possible.
Request a Consultation with Dr. Habecker
Interested in porcelain veneers? Wondering if you’re a candidate for the procedure? Your first step is to call Macatawa Smiles and set up an appointment with our dentist.
This blog post has been updated.