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5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

5 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain Veneers Dentist Holland, MI

Are your front teeth chipped, cracked, or stained? If so, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers.

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we can bond to the fronts of teeth. In turn, this creates a more attractive, whiter smile. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your teeth, it’s time to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Holland, MI.

Here are the main benefits of the veneers procedure.

Natural Looking

Porcelain veneers are created based on impressions our dentist takes of your teeth. This means that you can expect the contouring and color of the porcelain shell to mimic your natural tooth enamel.

Not only do dental veneers look natural, but they also feel natural. The ceramic covering hides stained or cracked teeth like a protective shell so you can eat and talk normally.

After your porcelain veneers arrive from the lab, our cosmetic dentist may make slight adjustments by cutting excess material or matching the color of your tooth enamel. In other words, your dental veneers are customized to fit over your teeth in a way that will look and feel natural.

Fixes Dental Problems

For minor cosmetic issues, you may want to discuss with our dentist whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers can help you boost your confidence by closing gaps between teeth or covering up discolored teeth.

Porcelain veneers can be used to fix the following issues:

  • Small gaps between front teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Slightly misshapen teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth

Durable and Stain Resistant

Did you know that porcelain veneers are able to resist staining and decay better than normal teeth? Given proper care, you can expect your dental veneers to last between 10 and 15 years. While porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant, you still need to care for them as you would natural teeth.

For example, excessive coffee drinking can stain your veneers. Also, using your front teeth to bite down on hard foods such as ice can cause your veneers to chip if you’re not careful. As long as you take good care of your dental veneers, they will last you for years to come.

Easy Maintenance

Take care of your new porcelain veneers the same way you take care of your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily to remove dental plaque.

You should also continue to see our dentist every 6 months for preventive care. During your appointment, you’ll receive a teeth cleaning and oral examination. We may also take X-rays in order to spot any issues that may be lurking beneath the surface.

Minimally Invasive

The veneers process is less invasive than other procedures, such as dental crowns. To make room for your porcelain veneers, our dentist will need to shave ½ millimeter from the front surface of your teeth.

While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that teeth receiving dental crowns require more filing because the crown has to fit over the entire tooth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are adhered only to the front surface that is visible to other people.

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is a cosmetic dentist in Holland, MI, who would love to sit down with you to discuss your options. To request a consultation, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524.

This blog post has been updated.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team