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Porcelain Veneers – Farmington, MI

Perfecting Smiles with Porcelain Veneers

Did you know that adults with attractive teeth are perceived as friendlier and more successful by their peers? It’s true -- and damaged teeth can give even the most confident smiles a reason to hesitate. Fortunately, porcelain veneers from Dr. Metzger, your cosmetic dentist in Farmington, can help you rejuvenate your teeth and regain your smile’s confidence with just one procedure! Keep reading for more on this fantastic treatment.

Giving Farmington Something to Smile About

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Our team of dental experts can mask your chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned front teeth quickly and effectively with porcelain veneers. These thin sheaths of porcelain are securely bonded directly onto the surface of the teeth, instantly restoring or enhancing their shape, size, color, and overall appearance. In just two visits to Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, we can give you the stunning smile you’ve always dreamed about.

What to Expect from the Procedure

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When you decide that porcelain veneers are the cosmetic treatment you and your smile need, you’ll come into our office for an initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Metzger will thoroughly discuss your smile goals with you, and then she’ll consider your facial shape, skin tone, hair coloring, and overall appearance to put together your unique veneer treatment plan. Then, she’ll take detailed notes, X-rays, and impressions for the creation of your beautiful veneers.

With the information gathered by Dr. Metzger, a trusted ceramic artist will make your restorations by hand at a cosmetic dentistry lab -- and once your porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Metzger will check them for shape, color, overall appearance, and fit when she places them onto your teeth. And the result? Fabulous -- a beautiful smile that truly reflects your unique style and personality.

Benefits of Farmington Porcelain Veneers

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Patients who have chosen porcelain veneers through Monet Aesthetic Dentistry are able to enjoy several benefits. Some of the most common advantages include:

  • Increased self-confidence from a more beautiful smile
  • Porcelain never stains, meaning your veneers stay the same beautiful shade of white
  • Veneers require little tooth preparation, meaning more of your natural tooth stays intact
  • When cared for properly, dental veneers can last for years and years

These are just a few of the benefits you will enjoy -- we can’t wait to see what you’ll add to this list! If you’re interested in seeing what you look like with your very best smile, contact Monet Aesthetic Dentistry and book your appointment to learn more about porcelain veneers (or any one of our other offerings in cosmetic dentistry) today!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

While you might want porcelain veneers, you might hesitate due to the price. After all, treatment is only effective if you can afford it! Still, the cost of veneers actually varies from patient to patient. That means you must consult Dr. Metzger for an exact estimate. Fortunately, Monet Aesthetic Dentistry is here to walk you through the financial details. In particular, we’ll help you confirm if veneers are cost-effective and provide various payment options. Just keep reading to learn more, or call our office as needed.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

You can trust our office’s excellent veneers; they’re truly top-notch. However, note that our procedures come at different prices and have varying effects. You may want to review them so your treatment is cost-effective. To that end, our cosmetic options are the following:

  • Dental Bonding – By using a tooth-colored resin, dental bonding hides minor smile flaws. (These include small stains, chips, and cracks.)  Its results also blend naturally with the rest of your smile. Even so, bonding’s effects aren’t long-lasting; they need touch-ups every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Per the name, teeth whitening directly brightens your smile. Its effect comes from applying bleaching gel that removes tooth stains. While fast, though, this option has a moderate price and only affects your grin’s color.
  • Metal-Free Restorations – Unlike the metal crowns of the past, porcelain ones both protect teeth and improve their looks. Their material can be customized to match your enamel and keep out harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, these crowns are also a tad expensive.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are porcelain shells that cover the fronts of teeth. Generally, dentists use them to hide moderate smile flaws – stains, chips, cracks, and even misalignments.  In exchange for such versatility, their porcelain material makes them pricey.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces – With Invisalign’s clear aligning trays, you can get a straighter smile with little-to-no hassle. That being said, they’re also a big financial commitment that usually costs thousands of dollars.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

To be honest, dental insurance usually doesn’t cover veneers. The latter treatment is cosmetic and thus medically unnecessary. Of course, there’s always the occasional exception – some policies cover veneers if they protect a damaged tooth. Therefore, you should confirm your benefits before pursuing treatment. Our team is ready and willing to help with that process if you’d like.

Thankfully, other ways besides insurance can make veneers affordable. We at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry happen to offer:

  • In-House Membership Plans – For a moderate yearly fee, our office will (among other things) give you a 20% discount on a veneer treatment.
  • Flexible Financing – Our practice works with CareCredit, a reputable third-party financier. They allow patients to pay for treatment via monthly, low-interest installments. That way, you can gradually cover the cost of veneers instead of all at once.

Ultimately, Monet Aesthetic Dentistry is eager to give you beautiful, budget-friendly veneers. Given that fact, go ahead and book a consultation visit to learn more about treatment!

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

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Perfecting your smile with porcelain veneers in Farmington is a big decision, so it’s completely normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to a treatment plan. At Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, we want you to feel 100% confident about any service you choose, and we’ll be more than happy to walk you through what you can expect step-by-step during your consultation. In the meantime, we’ve gathered a few of the most common questions we get about porcelain veneers below so you can learn more about them!

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

With so many cosmetic dental services to choose from, it can feel slightly overwhelming trying to determine which one is best for you. However, porcelain veneers are well-known for their ability to transform a wide variety of flaws into a dazzling smile! You may benefit from porcelain veneers if your teeth are:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Stained or discolored
  • Misshapen, irregular, or worn down
  • Slightly gapped or spaced out

The only way to know for sure if porcelain veneers are right for you is to come visit your Farmington cosmetic dentist Dr. Metzger for a consultation. She’ll discuss with you your goals for your smile and review all your options (as well as her recommendations) to help you get the beautiful smile you deserve.

How Many Porcelain Veneers Will I Need?

Just as no two smiles are exactly alike, each patients’ treatment will vary depending on their unique needs and goals. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct a single flawed tooth or several all at once. However, we typically recommend getting them in pairs. We find that placing veneers on the front two, four, six, or eight teeth tends to offer the most seamless and stunning results.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

When considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to keep in mind that this treatment is irreversible. We need to remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure your veneers don’t look bulky or unnatural when placed. Enamel doesn’t naturally grow back, and while we only need to remove a layer as thin as a contact lens, the tooth will always need to be covered with a veneer to protect it from damage and decay. Thankfully, porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain, which is incredibly natural-looking, stain-resistant, and durable. You can easily expect them to last 15 years or more before needing to be replaced!

How Are Porcelain Veneers Cared for?

While veneers aren’t at risk of developing cavities or discoloration like natural tooth enamel, you still need to practice great oral hygiene! After all, the rest of your mouth is still just as susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections as before your treatment. Make sure to brush with non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent scratching your veneers, and floss with high-quality waxed floss to clean between your teeth and veneers without issue.

Do you have more questions about porcelain veneers? The answers you’re looking for are just a phone call away! Give us a call today and start your journey towards the beautiful smile you deserve!