Porcelain Veneers For a Beautiful Smile
Do you have some dental stains that just aren’t coming out with teeth whitening? Did you recently crack or break off a piece of your tooth, and are feeling self-conscious about your smile around others? If you’re searching for a quick solution to hide these flaws that doesn’t involve surgery, there’s no better option than beautiful porcelain veneers from Grand Rapids dentist Dr. Robson.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are placed only on the front surfaces of your teeth. They are secured with a dental cement, and can be shaped and molded to any shape you desire. Want to cover up a cracked tooth? Veneers can help. Want to shorten a big gap between your teeth? Veneers can do that too.
It’s important to remember that porcelain veneers are only a superficial solution. They do not change the actual shape or material of the tooth itself, but can mask these flaws and create a seamless smile.
During a quick consultation with Dr. Robson, you’ll discuss what you want your dream smile to look like and if veneers are the best course of action to achieve that. In the following week(s), your veneers will be crafted in a laboratory. You’ll return to our Grand Rapids office for Dr. Robson to place the veneers on your teeth, and work with you to ensure that they look and feel comfortable.
How to Care For Your Veneers
While veneers are designed to look and feel beautiful, they can also restore some form and function to your smile. Keep in mind the following tips, as they can help keep your veneers in top shape.
- While porcelain veneers are strong, it’s best to avoid putting any unnecessary stress on them. This includes using your veneers to tear open plastic, chomping on pistachio nuts or ice, chewing on bones, and sticky, hard candy.
- Brush and floss as you normally would. You won’t damage your veneers this way, but it will also keep your gums healthy. Be sure to use non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush.
- If you have a history of bruxism (teeth grinding or jaw clenching), ask Dr. Robson about how you can qualify for a nightguard to protect your veneers and teeth as you sleep.
- Veneers can last anywhere from seven to twenty years, depending on the quality of the material and the maintenance and care it’s been given.
Dr. Robson and our team can’t wait to help you restore your smile through beautiful veneers. Let us know if you’re ready to learn how veneers can transform your smile by scheduling a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Grand Rapids, MI. Our office is open to new and returning patients, and we having financing options available.