What are Veneers?

What are Veneers?: A Guide

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Issues like worn enamel or uneven spacing can affect our dental health and hurt our self-confidence. A natural-looking, beautiful smile can be achieved through the custom fabrication of porcelain veneers. 

Interested in veneers? Contact us for a no-pressure consultation.

What are veneers?

According to the American Dental Association, “Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth.”

What are veneers made of?

Veneers are made of either porcelain, Zirconia, or lithium disilicate.

At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, we use highly refined and fabricated porcelain veneers for high-quality, aesthetic dentistry.

How are veneers applied?

Veneers are applied to the existing teeth using a cement-like bonding agent. Your dentist will have shaped the existing tooth at a prior appointment.

How do veneers work?

In the hands of an experienced cosmetic dentist, veneers can convert unattractive enamel, improve spacing, and balance shapes and proportions. Veneers can also provide more strength in a minimally invasive way by covering the edges or a smaller area of the teeth.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care and regular dental wellness visits, porcelain veneers can last decades.

Are veneers bad for teeth?

Veneers require your dentist to remove a layer of enamel from your existing tooth, but veneers will not damage your teeth when applied correctly. As with all dental procedures, patients should make sure they are practicing good preventative habits to maintain their oral health.

Are veneers permanent?

Yes, veneers are a permanent dental procedure.

How much are veneers?

The cost of veneers will depend on a variety of factors, including your location, dentist, and the materials used.

Why do people get veneers?

People get veneers to convert asymmetrical, discolored, and worn down teeth for a healthier and younger-looking smile. Your dentist can help evaluate whether veneers are right for you and help you achieve your desired smile.

Getting the smile you deserve with veneers

At DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor, we understand that achieving a natural-looking, beautiful smile is more than a change in your outward appearance: it’s an investment in your overall confidence and health.

Our dentists have the technical and artistic talent needed, coupled with a state of the art local lab, to provide high-quality, aesthetic dentistry. We help our patients attain the smile they want with an individualized approach, and pride ourselves on clearly communicating your procedures and choices with no-pressure consultations and transparent payment options.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, please contact us to learn more. You can also see the results of our work with veneers here.

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