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Porcelain Veneers

At Grand River Family Dentistry, our office is proud to provide compassionate, pain-free, and streamlined dental care to Detroit and the surrounding communities. Please call 313-535-2273 to learn more.

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Veneers are a dental restoration that is used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are thin shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. There are two types of veneers: composite and porcelain. Composite veneers are made from a resin material and porcelain veneers are made from ceramic. Both types of veneers have their own advantages and disadvantages.The advantages of composite veneers are that they are less expensive and less time consuming to place. The disadvantages of composite veneers are that they are not as strong as porcelain veneers and they may not last as long. The advantages of porcelain veneers are that they are very strong and they can last for many years. The disadvantages of porcelain veneers are that they are more expensive and they require more time to place.

Did You Know?

Dental veneers are the second most popular cosmetic treatment, just below teeth whitening. Their popularity is attributed to their ability to fix multiple concerns with only one minimally-invasive treatment.

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Veneer installation procedure over central incisor

Am I a candidate for veneers?

Veneers are usually recommended for people who have stained or discolored teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misaligned teeth, or gaps between their teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for veneers. To determine if you are a candidate for veneers, your dentist will examine your teeth and ask you about your goals for treatment. If you have healthy teeth and gums, and you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, then you may be an ideal candidate for veneers. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for veneers, schedule a consultation with your Detroit dentist today!

What can I expect when having veneers placed at Grand River Family Dentistry?

The process of having veneers placed is usually done in two visits to your Detroit dental office. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth. Then, impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be made. In the meantime, you will have temporary veneers applied to your teeth in order to protect them and reserve the necessary space. It usually takes about two weeks for the veneers to be ready. During your second visit, the dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth.

A dentist is holding tweezers for dental ceramic veneers and crowns

How do I care for my veneers?

Caring for your veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. It is also important to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice, fingernails, or pens, as this can damage your veneers. If you take good care of your veneers, they can last for many years. Composite veneers last around 5-7 years, while porcelain veneers last as long as 10-15 years.

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