The secret to a beautiful smile is a great set of teeth. In case the color, shape or alignment of your teeth is not perfect, the office of Midwest Family Dental Care offers veneers to correct these problems. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are applied to the front of a tooth to cover imperfections on the surface. Veneers are a minimally invasive and natural-looking way of effectively changing and improving the shape, color and appearance of a tooth. We offer porcelain veneers, branded veneers from EMAX, as well as the ultra-thin Lumineers at our practice. Porcelain is a good choice for making veneers, as it is tough, translucent and resistant to stains. It also matches the look of the enamel very closely.
Veneers can be used to correct:
- Tooth shape and size: Veneers can be used to alter the appearance of teeth that have worn due to clenching and grinding, trauma, or are naturally misshapen.
- Tooth Color: Tooth stains caused by aging, smoking and dietary habits can be masked with the application of veneers.
- Tooth spacing and alignment: Veneers can be used to make slight corrections in alignment or to close small gaps between teeth.
At Midwest Family Dental Care, we start the process of any cosmetic treatment by taking your input to understand what you do not like about your smile. We will also help you with all the information you need about veneers prior to treatment. Prior to the installation of veneers, your teeth may need to be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. We will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory to make your veneers. Until then, we will give you a temporary veneer if necessary. Once the permanent veneers are ready, they are cemented onto the teeth, and you are ready to flaunt your new smile.
Just like your natural teeth, veneers will need care with gentle brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups. You should also avoid biting on hard foods and grinding or clenching your teeth.
For more information, please call us at (616) 229-0269. Our practice has offices conveniently located in Grand Rapids, Jenison and Kalamazoo, Michigan.