Porcelain Veneers and Dental Alternative Create Your Uniquely Dazzling Smile in Waterford Twp MI
Imagine a celebrity smile that you admire. Porcelain veneers may be the secret to their dazzling, “perfect” teeth. As with all dental procedures, there is no one treatment that is suited to each patient with similar dental concerns. Porcelain dental veneers in Waterford Twp MI are recommended only after meeting with you, discussing your goals and preferences, and examining your mouth.
You’d be hard-pressed to find more in-house specialists and advanced technologies in Oakland County than those available at Metropolitan Dental Center and Metropolitan Imaging Center. You can breathe easier, knowing that the “best” treatment plan is designed around your unique needs and wants, and that veneers (or their alternatives) will look natural and last a long time with proper care. Our mix of skills and technologies also allows for a comfortable, safe, pleasant, and convenient experience.
The great duplicator
Veneers are made out of thin strips of dental ceramic. Porcelain is a popular dental material for veneers, because its characteristics are so similar to natural tooth enamel. The material combines unsurpassed aesthetics, reflecting light in much the same way as natural enamel, with practical and functional characteristics. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and durable. Whereas dental bonding may be a more affordable option over the short term, porcelain veneers may provide a better value. They can last for years with proper home hygiene and professional, routine care. Bonding may require more frequent replacement, which adds to costs and time in the treatment chair.
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Today’s veneers are also more resilient, due to advancements in the materials used to bond each veneer to the natural tooth structure. Additionally, veneers get their strength from how they are bonded to the natural tooth; before placing your lifelike veneer, each tooth to be treated is prepared. This preparation involves removing a very small amount of enamel, which creates a great bonding surface so your veneer securely attaches to the tooth.
The great candidate (for veneers or other procedures)
Veneers are incredibly versatile. They can be used to cover up chips, make a short tooth look longer, or a pointy tooth look more rounded. They can be used to correct some spacing issues, such as a gap between two teeth in your smile zone. Veneers or other procedures that aren’t strictly restorative can only be completed on a healthy mouth. Some of the issues you want to correct, such as a growing space, can be caused by shifting due to issues like gum disease. After examining your mouth, the team at Metropolitan Dental Center may recommend alternatives that are better-suited to your needs and goals:
- Orthodontics – Traditional braces or “braceless” Invisalign may be preferred to treat misalignment or more extensive spacing issues.
- Deep bleaching – Veneers can be used to cover up very stained or discolored teeth, but whitening treatments have come a long way and may effectively get the results you desire in a more conservative manner.
- Porcelain crowns – Severely misshapen teeth may benefit from a crown or cap placed over natural tooth structure.
With our onsite Metro Imaging Center and its digital capabilities, you can view how your smile improvements will look on your face virtually. See these differences for yourself; contact Dr. Ingber and his team to schedule an appointment today.