Conceal Cosmetic Imperfections and Put Your Best Smile First

woman smiling in dental chairEmbarking on a journey to maintain a captivating smile encounters its fair share of challenges, especially when faced with various other cosmetic concerns and imperfections. The struggle with these aesthetic issues can erode the pride you take in your appearance.

Dr. Maxine Cannon of Allen Park Dentistry unveils the perfect cosmetic dentistry solution – porcelain veneers. Learn more by reading on or by calling (313) 928-8848

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are transformative dental enhancements, thin shells crafted from high-quality dental-grade ceramic. These shells delicately adhere to the front surface of your teeth, offering a versatile solution to a myriad of cosmetic imperfections. Our cosmetic dentist tailors teeth veneers to address discoloration, staining, chips, and misshapen or uneven teeth. 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers present a host of cosmetic and functional advantages, making them a popular choice among individuals seeking to enhance their smiles:

  • Improved Appearance: Achieve a brighter, whiter, and straighter smile by concealing flaws in your teeth.
  • Durability: Crafted from strong and resilient porcelain, veneers can last for many years with proper care.
  • Low Maintenance: Resistant to staining, veneers require standard oral care – simply brush and floss them like your natural teeth.
  • Personalized Results: Dr. Cannon customizes each veneer to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a natural-looking smile.
  • Non-Invasive Procedure: Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers minimize tooth reduction, resulting in a less invasive process.
  • Versatility: Address a spectrum of cosmetic dental issues, including discoloration, misalignment, and misshapen teeth.

Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

Discoloration or Staining Resistant to Traditional Whitening

Smiling couple on vacation in EuropeIf your teeth exhibit stubborn discoloration or staining that traditional teeth whitening methods fail to address, porcelain veneers can offer a lasting solution. These veneers provide a shield against discoloration, ensuring a consistently vibrant and radiant smile.

Chipped or Broken Teeth

Individuals dealing with chipped or broken teeth can find reprieve in porcelain veneers. These thin shells effectively conceal imperfections in dental crowns, restoring the integrity and aesthetics of damaged teeth.

Gaps Between Teeth

Porcelain veneers prove to be an effective remedy for those grappling with gaps between their teeth. The customized nature of the removable veneers allows Dr. Cannon to create a seamless, harmonious alignment, closing gaps and enhancing overall smile aesthetics.

Misshapen or Uneven Teeth

Patients with misshapen or uneven teeth can benefit significantly from the versatility of porcelain veneers. Dr. Cannon tailors each dental veneer to match the natural contours of your teeth, achieving a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.

Worn-Down Teeth

For individuals with worn-down teeth due to various factors, porcelain veneers offer a durable and resilient solution. These porcelain veneers not only restore the length and structure of worn teeth but also provide lasting protection against further wear.

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Initial Consultation

The transformative process begins with a comprehensive consultation at the dental laboratory. During this session, Dr. Cannon evaluates your dental health, discusses your cosmetic goals, and determines the feasibility of porcelain veneers for your unique case. If deemed suitable, the next steps of the procedure are outlined.

Tooth Preparation

To ensure a seamless fit, a minimal amount of enamel is gently removed from the front surface of the teeth receiving veneers. This step is crucial for accommodating the thin shells while preserving natural tooth enamel and the structural integrity of the teeth.

Smile Impressions

Precise molds or impressions of your teeth are taken to serve as the foundation for crafting custom porcelain veneers. These molds capture the nuances of your natural teeth, allowing for the creation of personalized veneers that blend seamlessly with your beautiful smile.

Laboratory Fabrication

The collected impressions are sent to a trusted off-site dental lab, where skilled technicians craft your veneers with meticulous attention to detail. The use of high-quality dental-grade ceramic ensures composite veneers’ durability, strength, and a lifelike appearance.

Veneer Placement

Once the custom veneers are ready, you return for the placement procedure. Dr. Cannon utilizes a dental-grade adhesive to affix the veneers to the front surfaces of your prepared teeth. This adhesive ensures temporary veneers have a secure and lasting bond.

Final Adjustments

With the veneers in place, Dr. Cannon makes any necessary adjustments to guarantee a perfect fit and alignment. This step by cosmetic procedure ensures that your new smile not only looks natural but also functions harmoniously with your bite.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Preserving the longevity and aesthetics of your porcelain veneers involves adopting a straightforward care routine:

  • Standard Oral Hygiene: Maintain regular oral care practices, including brushing and flossing, to ensure the cleanliness of your veneers. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush to protect the dental veneers’ surface.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule routine dental check-ups with Dr. Cannon to monitor the health of your veneers and address any potential issues promptly. These check-ups contribute to the enduring success of your porcelain veneers.
  • Avoid Excessive Force: While porcelain veneers are durable, avoid activities that exert excessive force on your teeth, such as biting hard objects or using your teeth as tools. 
  • Stain-Conscious Choices: While veneers are resistant to staining, it’s advisable to minimize the consumption of highly pigmented foods and beverages, as well as tobacco products. 

Financing Porcelain Veneers

Understanding dental insurance plans can be overwhelming. At Allen Park Dentistry, our financial coordinators are here to make it easier for you. We handle the filing, tracking, and updating of all your claims, ensuring a hassle-free process. Our team can also communicate with your provider to gather information on your coverage, maximizing your benefits and minimizing out-of-pocket costs.

Prime Advantage Membership Plan

If dental care costs pose a roadblock to your best smile, our in-house Prime Advantage membership plan is designed to save you money on essential treatments. This option is especially beneficial for those without insurance or in need of additional assistance in covering comprehensive dental care costs. 

CareCredit® Patient Financing

CareCredit offers a third-party financing solution that aligns with your lifestyle. Approved users receive a CareCredit card, allowing them to cover dental treatment costs upfront. Costs are then divided into manageable monthly payments with minimal to no interest, making dental care accessible for various budgets. 

LendingPoint Loans

For a customized personal consumer loan, LendingPoint loans are an affordable financing option. This option ensures easy access to loans without the hassles of the traditional lending process. The short and straightforward application process makes dental care financially viable for individuals across the credit spectrum. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Enhance Your Smile with Tooth Veneers

For those seeking a smile transformation and a confidence boost, porcelain veneers emerge as the quintessential solution. Revel in long-lasting, stunning results with personalized dental veneers.

To schedule a consultation, reach out to our Allen Park, MI, dental office at (313) 928-8848 or conveniently book an appointment online by filling out our contact form. We welcome patients from Melvindale, Lincoln Park, and Taylor, MI.

Allen Park Dentistry

8400 Allen Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101

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