In Blog, Composite Fillings, Cosmetic Dentistry, Whitening

If you have aging dental work, discoloring or chips and spaces in your teeth, you may be able to drastically improve the appearance of your smile with veneers. Veneers are thin coverings that are custom made for each patient by a lab specialist, and then applied during a dental appointment. Veneers can be made from porcelain or from composite filling material.

The first step to choosing veneers is to accurately gauge the extent of your issues with your teeth. It’s important to understand that veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry option. Because we must remove some of the enamel from the forward-facing surface of the tooth, it’s usually not possible to go back once you have the veneers applied. However, if a veneer chips or cracks, we can always replace that one surface.

Veneers may not be the best solution for younger patients, especially if the problem can be corrected with orthodonture. However, for those patients whose teeth show signs of chipping, cracking, or aging fillings, veneers may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Call today and schedule an appointment to talk about veneers. We’ll thoroughly discuss all your options and talk about the procedures and materials we use here at your Livonia family dentist.

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