If you are seeking dental veneers in Michigan, you have come to the right place. Even patients who have perfectly healthy teeth can be dissatisfied with their smile and look to improve it. Discoloration and slight imperfections in the smile can make anyone self-conscious. Dental veneers are one option that can help people who feel this way, by making cosmetic changes to their smile, our Bay City Dentist can correct these minor imperfections.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental laminates are very thin “slices” of ceramic material that are custom made to fit the teeth.
Once affixed to the front of the teeth, they can change the color, shape, length and alignment appearance of the teeth, all without ever altering the actual teeth underneath.
This dental procedure is entirely cosmetic, but that doesn’t mean it’s not just as important to give patients at Dr. Ward’s Bay City Dental Center office the smile they want, and the self-confidence they
need. If you are seeking dental veneers in Michigan, we welcome you to contact our office to book an appointment.
Who Can Get Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic process that requires healthy, relatively well aligned teeth. While minor misalignment issues can be addressed by veneers, if you require orthodontic devices, that treatment should be completed before you consider veneers. They are also applied to permanent teeth only, so they are not suitable for children or young adolescents.
If you would like to have dental veneers applied to your teeth, the best way to find out if it is possible, or how to make it possible, is to speak to our Bay City Dentist, Dr. Matthew Ward.
How Are Dental Veneers Applied?
The first step in getting dental veneers in Michigan is to discuss your goals with your dentist. Tell us what you hope to achieve with veneers so that we can advise you as fully and accurately as possible. If there are any issues like decay that need to be addressed, those can be taken care of too.
Once we’ve confirmed that veneers can deliver the results you want, we may need to take x-rays and make impressions of your teeth, so that we can start planning your treatment.
The next step in the dental veneer process is to carefully prepare the surface of each tooth that is being treated. This is a minimally invasive procedure that often times doesn’t require removal of all the enamel allowing us to preserve the bulk of the teeth. Another impression is made of the prepared tooth, and this along with color choice and other treatment specifics is sent to the lab, where the veneers will be created.
When the veneers arrive back from the lab, Dr. Ward and members of his dental team will fit them, trimming and shaping if necessary, and then permanently bond the veneers to the surface of the tooth, leaving you with the perfect smile you hoped for.
Once you have veneers, they are permanent, and if they do sustain damage, you will need to replace them. You also cannot whiten veneers once they are in place, so if you want to whiten your teeth, you need to have it done before you get veneers fitted.
The Advantages Of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers might not be the right solution for everyone, but for those who can benefit from them, there are some significant benefits.
Veneers are relatively easy to apply, and the process is minimally invasive. They can correct issues with color and appearance, as well as minor misalignment issues, and they can transform a dull smile into a bright, white, movie star grin.