Porcelain Veneers Overview
One way to achieve long-lasting improvements to your smile by concealing gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth is with porcelain veneers, a popular service offered at Signature Dentistry of Rochester. Cosmetic veneers are light, thin shells crafted with porcelain (or other materials, such as ceramic), which are then bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Offering personalized veneers created individually to suit your smile, board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe will aid in improving the color, length, and shape of your teeth. Call to schedule a consultation at our Rochester Hills, MI office to get more information about veneers and decide if this procedure will suit your end goals.
Best Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who desire a cosmetic change or to resolve a dental problem, such as misaligned, gapped, or discolored teeth. At Signature Dentistry of Rochester, your porcelain veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. At your consultation, Dr. Wolfe will listen to your objectives and concerns so he can carefully craft the veneers suitable for you and the outcome you desire. In order to ensure that you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you should not show symptoms of periodontal disease, or routinely grind your teeth and clench your jaw. Dr. Wolfe will perform an evaluation of your dental health in order to determine your candidacy for the procedure. In addition to porcelain, we offer our patients ceramic veneers as well, depending on their needs and preferences.
What To Expect with Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Wolfe will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. A physical or digital impression will be taken, and you will then be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created. Your new veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth in approximately 2 – 3 weeks. After Dr. Wolfe checks the fit and color and both you and he are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the shells to your teeth. When your veneers are secured, Dr. Wolfe can make small adjustments to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably.
Porcelain Veneers Recovery
Since the procedure doesn't normally require anesthesia, you should be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You may experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for 1 – 3 days, but this sensitivity should go away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are fairly stain resistant compared to the natural teeth, you should still avoid staining drinks and foods to keep your veneers white and bright. To prevent harming your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like ice or your own fingernails. Continue to schedule your dental examinations and cleanings at Signature Dentistry of Rochester so that we can track the condition of your porcelain veneers, teeth, gums, and overall oral health.
Porcelain Veneers Insurance Coverage
Porcelain veneers are an elective treatment so they are usually not covered by dental insurance. Signature Dentistry of Rochester does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to make your veneers more affordable. At the consult, Dr. Wolfe will personalize your treatment to meet your needs and budget. He will discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment options.
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with customized porcelain veneers at Signature Dentistry of Rochester in Rochester Hills, MI. With a variety of treatment options to satisfy your needs, Dr. Wolfe can help you easily enhance the overall look and feel of your smile with porcelain veneers. To get more information, make an appointment with Dr. Wolfe at his office, Signature Dentistry of Rochester.
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