- April 17, 2016
Welcome to the Holly Dental Care blog! We are glad that spring has finally reached Michigan. In this great season of renewal, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about one of the most accessible forms of cosmetic dentistry: dental veneers.
Let’s get something straight: we love veneers. Around here, we handle Lumineer-style veneers, we also place traditional type porcelain veneers, and we can do EZ veneers (which is a type of bonding that’s not quite as extreme as going with the traditional veneer).
The real question to be asking is not, “will veneers fix your smile problems?” But rather, “which veneer best suits your needs and budget?”
And, don’t worry, we’ll help you figure that out when you come in for your consultation!
Veneers Make A Lot Of Sense
Who really wants a prolonged and expensive procedure? Most of us non-Hollywood types would just as soon take the easy and less costly way out! That’s why we are pleased to tell you that, as far as cosmetic dentistry solutions are concerned, veneers are an especially easy fix that will make your teeth feel shiny and new.
Great! But what are they? Veneers are strong shells that get applied to the front of your real teeth. Think false fingernails and you’ll get the idea.They can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain. And they provide a realistic, tooth-colored look that will give you a gorgeous grin in no time.
Amazingly, whether your teeth have been severely beaten up or are simply marred by a few minor imperfections, a porcelain veneer will make your smile look completely refreshed.
How does it work? Applying traditional veneers can typically be done easily in one to two visits to our Holly, MI dental practice. And, don’t worry, we’ll help you relax.
To kickstart the process, we will take an impression of your tooth so that we can create a veneer that will fit over the tooth while looking (and feeling) completely natural.
Once we have your individualized veneer in-hand, you will need to come in for your second part of the treatment. At that point, we will remove a small section of the surface of your teeth and bond the veneer to your tooth to replace that section. See, nothing to it!
When we are finished, your smile will have a lovely new look!
Like we said, each thin shell is bonded to the tooth’s surface to hide anything from chips to gaps. You’ll just need to decide how to best address your problems. At Holly Dental Care, we offer several options to transform your smile: lifelike porcelain veneers, no-prep Lumineers and budget-priced EZ Veneers.
EZ Veneers are ultra-thin but very strong porcelain sheets that cost much less than traditional veneers. They require little to no enamel reduction, they are completely reversible and can be placed in two short visits. That is appealing to a lot of folks.
Similar to EZ veneers, Lumineers are made from super strong, high-grade dental ceramic that is about as thin as a contact lens. They’re so thin that no enamel cutting is necessary!
We also do a veneer-like procedure which is basic interior composite bonding. This simply entails us applying the white filling material to the teeth. We can re-shape and change the color of any teeth with this method. This might be a good starting point.
Why Not See For Yourself?
Let’s get going!
You know now what veneers can do for you, so what’s holding you back? Contact Holly Dental Care today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation! We can’t wait to see you smile confidently again!