You deserve to have a bright, beautiful smile that reflects your personality and energy. If you are unhappy with the way your natural smile has always looked, or your smile has changed over time, you may be interested in cosmetic dentistry to improve its appearance.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures performed today is the placement of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers instantly revitalize a dull or imperfect smile by covering up physical or aesthetic flaws in the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are available at the dental practice of Dr. Alan Grodin, one of the finest cosmetic dentists in the Detroit area.
The Versatility of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are tiny pieces of porcelain that bond to the surface of the teeth to cover up a wide variety of superficial imperfections. Dr. Grodin has used porcelain veneers to mask the appearance of the following:
- Small chips or cracks in the teeth
- Tooth stains that won’t respond to at-home or professional whitening treatment
- Tiny spaces between the front teeth
- Uneven tooth edges
- Abnormal tooth shape or size
- Worn tooth enamel
Veneer Treatment Details
Porcelain veneers generally require several office visits to design, fit and place.
During the first appointment, Dr. Grodin prepares your teeth being veneered by removing a small amount of tooth structure. This creates room to accommodate the veneers. Impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to the dental laboratory that creates the veneers. Your teeth will be fitted with temporary veneers.
A few weeks later, once your permanent veneers are ready, the second visit will take place. Dr. Grodin will remove the temporary veneers and position the custom veneers over the teeth. He will check their fit against your bite to ensure there are no problems that need to be addressed. If you are both happy with how the permanent veneers look and feel, Dr. Grodin will bond them into place using a strong dental adhesive and finish by polishing them.
Porcelain veneers are very low maintenance. They can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth. You should have your veneers checked by a dentist regularly to ensure their integrity. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects with your veneers. And if you grind or clench your teeth, wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers. With the right care and proper precautions, veneers can keep your smile looking great for many years.
Because Dr. Grodin needs to remove some natural tooth structure to place veneers, they are considered a permanent restoration. You will need to keep those teeth covered with veneers or crowns for the rest of your life.
Why Choose Dr. Grodin?
Porcelain veneers require the skill set and expertise of a talented cosmetic dentist. Dr. Grodin understands that you probably have a specific idea as to how you would like your smile to look with veneers, and he will design a treatment plan around your unique needs and goals. He will outline the treatment step by step so you understand what occurs at every stage of the process, and answer any questions you have. Dr. Grodin will make any tweaks or adjustments that you desire, until you are completely happy with your results!
Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Veneers with Dr. Grodin
If you are interested in transforming your smile with porcelain veneers, Dr. Grodin can help. Please schedule a consultation with him by contacting our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!
“I live in Genesee County and traveled to Clawson to discuss with Dr. Grodin the possibility of getting porcelain veneers to change my smile. I was immediately impressed with the thorough assessment, discussion, and treatment plan that Dr. Grodin and I discussed. I was most impressed with his confidence that he could make my smile look beautiful. Dr. Grodin changed my smile and confidence when he replaced 20 of my teeth with porcelain veneers. Dr. Grodin and his staff were excellent at answering my questions and concerns. They accommodated my schedule and travel distance issues so that my veneers were completed in a timely manner. Just the other day a woman said to me: “You have the most beautiful smile! You have movie star teeth!” Dr. Grodin is a perfectionist and will not be happy unless you are happy. He is the Best! Thank you! I love my new smile!”
Diana Pearce, Grand Blanc, MI
“All my life I wished I had better looking teeth. Thanks to Dr. Grodin and his skill with porcelain veneers, I now have beautiful teeth. It is never too late to enjoy and appreciate having a more attractive smile”.
Caroline Spiewak, age 75, Warren, Michigan
“Dear Dr. Grodin and staff, I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to all of you for making my teeth look so wonderful!! After my previous experience with cosmetic dentistry, I was very nervous about having more work done on my teeth. Dr. Grodin, as you know, I had veneers done and re-done 3 times before coming to see you. I had problems with the appearance of my veneers and my gums were extremely inflamed. After my first visit to your office, I knew that you and your staff had the experience and skill to correct my problems. I had no pain during or after the procedure, and it was actually alot quicker than I thought it would be! My teeth look perfect and I have to tell you that the end result has far exceeded my expectations. I will recommend your office to all of my family and friends. Take care”. Sincerely,
Porcelain Veneers FAQ’s
How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last on Your Teeth?
Porcelain veneers rarely stain, chip, break or come off. They are very strong and should last many, many years, and possibly forever.
Are Porcelain Veneers an Alternative to Braces?
Depending on the age of the patient, porcelain veneers may be an effective way to create a straight, white smile. Sometimes braces, or orthodontics, would be preferable. A dentist can help you decide which option is better. Porcelain veneers normally can be placed in much quicker than orthodontics. Veneers are placed in just two appointments spaced a couple weeks apart, while braces are usually worn for several years. Orthodontics can only change the alignment of teeth. Porcelain veneers can change alignment, as well as the shape and color of the teeth, creating a dazzling smile.
What are the Restrictions Placed on the Patient?
Basically, there are no restrictions once the veneers are placed. Common sense will help veneers to stay on forever.
What is the Cost of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be somewhat expensive, but patients who have had the procedure feel it was worth the cost. Having a gorgeous smile greatly improves one’s confidence and self-esteem. Each case is unique, and the cost varies based on the complexity of the case. Financing is available through a company called CareCredit.
Will Dental Insurance Help Pay for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are normally considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore are not covered by dental insurance.
How Does One Choose Which Office to Get Porcelain Veneers Done at?
The price of veneers varies greatly from one dental office to another based on the clinical skills and experience of the dentist and the quality of the laboratory used to fabricate the veneers. The porcelain veneer procedure is very technique-dependent, and the confidence of the dentist and staff is key. Some dentists have patient testimonials that you can review. In summary, experience, skill level, confidence and choice of laboratory are the main factors that will help the cosmetic patient choose the correct dental office.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Grodin derives great satisfaction from helping his Detroit porcelain veneer patients achieve the smile of their dreams. To learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Clawson, Michigan office by calling (248) 288-1110 today.