32749 Franklin Rd Suite 200 Franklin, MI 48025

Porcelain Veneers Franklin, MI

Get the perfect smile by creating harmony and symmetry in your smile with veneers. Veneers are a thin overlay cemented onto your tooth structure. We bond these shell-like restorations to the front of teeth to create a straighter, brighter smile. Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments that we offer in Franklin, MI.

Placing veneers on the teeth in the smile line, or the teeth that are visible when smiling, improves the smile’s aesthetics. Dental House and Aesthetics offers custom porcelain veneers to help patients enhance their natural smiles. Veneers help patients with deep tooth stains, crooked teeth, or dental injuries.

Porcelain Veneers in Franklin, MI

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like treatments that cover one or more teeth. We bond veneers on the front of the teeth to address stained teeth, crooked teeth, and other cosmetic problems. Compared to other dental veneers, porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant and natural-looking. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to match the shape and shade of natural teeth. Treatment with porcelain veneers can enhance the appearance of your teeth. 

There are many benefits of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers use durable and high-quality materials to ensure they last. The veneers are low maintenance, so you do not need to follow complex care instructions. Like natural teeth, veneers are translucent. The way that porcelain veneers reflect light creates natural-looking results. 

Porcelain Veneers in Franklin, MI

You must be healthy enough to undergo veneer treatment. Before we provide veneers, we may recommend treatment for problems like TMJ disorders, gum disease, and cavities. These dental problems can loosen the veneers over time; we want to ensure you are healthy enough to receive cosmetic care. 

During a consultation, you will discuss your dental goals with Dr. Shayota. Once she determines the veneers are right for you, we will help you schedule your treatment. 

The first step of veneer treatment is to prepare the teeth for veneers. During tooth preparation, we etch into the tooth enamel to roughen the tooth’s surface. This preparation will ensure that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. For this reason, patients need to be prepared to cover their teeth permanently.

Then, we take dental impressions of the teeth. We color-match the teeth so we can brighten a single tooth or all teeth in the smile line. Color-matching the veneers will help you receive the most natural-looking result possible. 

Then, we send the impressions and specifications to a dental lab, where technicians create veneers from porcelain materials.

We will provide temporary veneers as the lab creates your custom veneers. Once the veneers are complete, we use bonding material to place the veneers on the teeth. Finally, we harden the bonding material with a curing light and polish the veneers to create a natural sheen.

How To Care For Porcelain Veneers 

After you receive your new porcelain veneers, you want them to last. Follow these tips for the long-term care of your porcelain veneers: 

  • Do Not Bite Hard Foods: Eating hard foods and chewing on ice can damage your veneers. Additionally, do not use your teeth as tools. Opening objects with your natural teeth or veneers adds pressure that can crack or chip your teeth.
  • Brush and Floss: You can clean veneer just like natural teeth. Before brushing, floss between each tooth. Then, brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste. If you develop gum disease or tooth decay, you will notice a change in the fit of your veneers. Please contact our dentist if your veneers loosen so we can restore your dental health. 
  • Visit the Dentist: You can still visit our office twice yearly for cleaning and exams after you receive your veneers. Our team can gently yet thoroughly clean your smile at these visits. We will also ensure that your veneers are intact and stay bright.
  • Avoid Tobacco Products: While veneers are stain-resistant, nicotine can stain the bonding material that keeps veneers on the teeth. Smoking and using tobacco products can also increase the risk of developing problems like gum disease. 

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

We welcome you to learn more about dental veneers with answers to these commonly asked questions: 

What can dental veneers treat?

Veneers can cover and improve the appearance of: 

  • Stained teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Black triangles
  • Worn teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If you have these dental problems but are unsure if veneers are right for you, Dr. Shayota can help. Before recommending treatment, she will consider your budget, goals, and oral health needs. 

What are dental veneers made of?

Veneers are made of resin composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are more durable and permanent. Often, porcelain veneers require more preparation so the veneers fit precisely. However, resin composite and porcelain materials are tooth-colored and color-matched to blend in with the smile.

Can you eat with dental veneers?

Yes, patients can eat what they want with veneers. However, we recommend that patients eat softer foods directly after they receive their veneers. Sticking to a soft diet several days or a week after veneer treatment can help patients get accustomed to their new smiles. Hard and sticky foods can damage new veneers.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Veneer treatment is permanent. Dental veneers are permanent because we need to prepare teeth for treatment. This preparation process is irreversible, so patients have to be committed to covering their teeth with veneers. Porcelain veneers can last 15 years with the right care. We will often recommend replacement veneers to keep the teeth looking bright.

Can you whiten porcelain veneers?

No, you cannot whiten veneers. Veneer material will not react to the active ingredients in teeth whitening treatments. If you have old, discolored veneers, your dentist can craft replacements. Brushing and flossing will also keep veneers bright. 

Receive Dental Veneers Today

Do you want brighter teeth but don’t react well to whitening? Are you looking for a lasting way to get straighter, whiter teeth? Call Dental House and Aesthetics for porcelain veneers in Franklin, MI, today at (248) 963-7925. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Shayota online.