Porcelain veneers are a type of cosmetic dental solution. Veneers are thin, durable, tooth-colored “shells.” After being custom-fabricated, we'll bond them onto the fronts of your teeth.
Veneers look natural and help improve the appearance of your smile.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Nichols may recommend porcelain veneers to restore the appearance of healthy teeth.
You may be a candidate for veneers if you need to:
- Repair a chipped front tooth
- Close small gaps between your front teeth
- Cover stains that can’t be removed by bleaching
- Improve the appearance of misshapen teeth
What to Expect
First, we'll need to prepare your front teeth to receive the veneers. We'll do this by removing a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth.
Next, we'll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. The lab will then use those impressions to create your custom porcelain veneers.
Your dental veneers will be ready when you arrive for your second appointment. Dr. Nichols will ensure that the color, shape, and size of your veneers match the rest of your smile. That way, your front teeth will look and feel natural.
Dr. Nichols will etch the fronts of your receiving teeth. Next, he'll bond the veneers in place.
In total, the process of getting dental veneers takes two appointments.
How to Take Care of Your Veneers
We recommend practicing good dental hygiene at home to maintain your new veneers. Dr. Nichols recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time as well as flossing once daily.
Request an Appointment With Us
Dr. Michael Nichols is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Grand Rapids, MI. As such, he'd be more than happy to help you achieve your smile goals. To request an appointment, call Nichols Family Dentistry at (616) 333-8496. We hope we hear from you soon!