Porcelain veneers can be an excellent cosmetic dentistry option for many individuals seeking to improve the appearance of stains, chips, misalignments, and several other common tooth imperfections. At Beiting Family Dentistry, this popular treatment is customized to match the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth, providing you with durable, natural-looking results that can last for decades. Having received numerous hours of advanced training in the art and science of placing porcelain veneers, our exceptionally skilled and experienced dentist, Dr. Beiting, can help you beautifully restore the look and function of your teeth while enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you are bothered by chips, stains, cracks, gaps, minor misalignments, or a combination of these tooth-related concerns, porcelain veneers may provide an excellent cosmetic solution. Carefully secured to the front of your affected teeth, veneers are designed to conceal perceived imperfections while seamlessly blending with the shape, color, and size of your surrounding teeth for a beautiful smile enhancement.
Do they look natural?
Absolutely. When you undergo treatment at our practice, you can expect your dental veneers to be expertly placed and color-matched to achieve incredibly natural-looking results. In fact, most people will not even realize you have porcelain veneers unless you choose to tell them. To view a few examples of the type of results Dr. Beiting has achieved for other patients using veneers, check out our website’s smile gallery.
What kind of maintenance is needed?
Once Dr. Beiting places your veneers, they will require little to no maintenance aside from regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings. Although the porcelain material itself is resistant to stains, maintaining good oral hygiene habits and visiting our office for checkups at least twice annually is essential to ensuring your teeth remain healthy enough to provide long-term support for the veneers.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and last many years—often decades—for most individuals. As previously mentioned, proper oral care and hygiene are critical to extending the life of your veneers. Dr. Beiting recommends brushing and flossing daily as well as returning to our office for a routine checkup and professional dental cleaning at least two times a year to help maximize the longevity of your results.
Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?
Depending on the specific dental concerns you wish to address, there are several cosmetic dentistry options that may prove to be desirable alternatives to porcelain veneers. Tooth discoloration can be resolved with teeth whitening, chips and spaces can be fixed with cosmetic bonding, and various tooth alignment issues can be treated with Invisalign®. If you have a combination of numerous concerns, a full mouth rehabilitation might be the most effective solution. No matter your needs and goals, Dr. Beiting would be more than happy to meet with you and formulate a customized plan to help you achieve the smile you desire.
If you have any additional questions, or if you are interested in porcelain dental veneers and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beiting, please do not hesitate to contact Beiting Dental today.