If you’re looking for porcelain veneers in Holland, MI, you’ve come to the right place! At Christopher Nelis, DDS, we offer porcelain veneers to residents of Holland MI and all of West Michigan!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is an extremely-thin bit of porcelain, fashioned into a shell-like shape that mimics the contours of a tooth. The veneer is adhered to the front of the tooth by your dentist in Holland, MI. Veneers can be made of other materials than porcelain, but porcelain is considered the premium material. Porcelain closely mirrors the natural tooth, is long-lasting and realistic-looking. At Christopher Nelis, DDS, we offer porcelain veneers for these reasons.
Porcelain veneers, or “instant orthodontics” create the look of attractive, well-aligned and natural-looking teeth. Even up close, it’s unlikely that anyone can tell the difference between porcelain veneers and your regular teeth. Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Christopher Nelis make use of the power of porcelain veneers to help patients who have imperfect smiles to have nearly perfect smiles!
What Are The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer tremendous benefits to anyone who is looking to improve their smile without oral surgery. In fact, porcelain veneers have become popular for good reason. They solve a wide range of dental issues including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that are shorter than other teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Irregularly-shaped teeth
- Excess spacing in between teeth
What Are the Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers?
There are very few drawbacks of porcelain veneers, but there are some important things to know about this form of cosmetic dentistry. First of all, you should know that porcelain veneers do not solve dental issues; they cover up dental issues. So, beneath the porcelain veneers, your original teeth will still be in the same condition as they were before you got veneers. Second, you may need to have your porcelain veneers repaired or replaced about ten years after you get them. Porcelain veneers last a long time with proper care, but they don’t last forever. Finally, your overall oral health needs to be good before you get porcelain veneers. If you have issues such as gum disease or cavities, your dentist will want to take care of that before you get your porcelain veneers.
What’s the Procedure For Getting Porcelain Veneers?
No surgery is necessary for getting porcelain veneers. The process is straightforward and painless. The dentist will take impressions of the teeth that will be getting the porcelain veneers. Then you and your dentist will discuss the shading for the porcelain veneers so that they can match your adjacent teeth. This will make the porcelain veneers look as natural as possible on your teeth. Then the dentist will send the order, along with the dental impressions, to a lab that manufactures the porcelain veneers. After that, it’s simply a matter of waiting for the veneers to arrive at the dentist’s office, at which point you’ll be called in to have them applied. It’s that easy!
If you are interested in porcelain veneers in Holland, MI, please contact our office to book an appointment and get started! A more beautiful smile is just an appointment away!