Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to build a perfect smile. Dr. Sylvan Stern uses a thin porcelain or composite shell to alter the shape of your teeth to be more aesthetically appealing. Dental veneers are the reason so many actors have perfect, dazzling smiles. If you want a better smile, be sure to ask our dentist about them.
There are two kinds of material that dentists use for dental veneers. Resin composite veneers are easy to apply in just 1 visit, and can be less invasive than porcelain veneers, and are more affordable. Porcelain veneers are much longer lasting, and last 15-25 years with proper care instead of 7-10 for resin. They can crack if improperly cared for, though regular maintenance and care should prevent that.
Fitting veneers on your teeth sometimes require removing a small layer of enamel exactly as thick as the veneer. The veneer is then cemented into place. To fit porcelain veneers, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab, where a technician will create a customized veneer to fit you perfectly.
Caring for your veneers is remarkably easy. Just care for them the same as you would for your normal teeth. Brush and floss twice a day and avoid grinding your teeth or chewing hard foods like ice and hard nuts with your veneers.
If you’d like to learn more about getting dental veneers in Southfield, Michigan, then contact Sylvan S. Stern, DDS today