Porcelain Veneers in Southfield, MI
We’ll Make Your Smile Shine
Are you ready to look in the mirror and instantly love the way your smile appears? If you’ve been looking for a way to rejuvenate your smile’s appearance, porcelain veneers may be the solution for you. At Dixon Family Dental, Dr. Daniels-Dixon provides custom porcelain veneers to help you achieve all your smile goals. We’ll design a smile that perfectly matches you and covers any dental imperfections you may be self-conscious about.
Discover more about porcelain veneers with our patient-friendly guide below.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that we adhere to the front surface of your teeth, giving your smile a flawless finish. Dr. Daniels-Dixon will customize your veneers to fit your teeth and blend in seamlessly with the contours of your smile. Veneers are an ideal treatment choice for patients looking to improve or conceal any unwanted cosmetic dental flaws.
With veneers, Dr. Daniels-Dixon can help correct any of the following dental problems:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Teeth that have been worn down
The Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are often a patient favorite as they provide unique benefits in comparison to other cosmetic dental services. You’ll receive benefits such as:
- A two appointment process
- Fast and painless procedure
- Customized specifically for you
- No drastic changes to your natural teeth
- Can last up to 15 years
Our Porcelain Veneer Process
Your dream smile journey begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Daniels-Dixon. At this appointment, we’re able to perform a full mouth examination and see what areas need improvement. Dr. Daniels-Dixon will also take digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom veneers as well as pick out your new smile shade.
The entire veneers process is quick, easy, and non-invasive and can be completed in the following steps:
- Before the procedure, Dr. Daniels-Dixon will numb your teeth and gums to ensure a pain-free treatment.
- We’ll then shave off a minuscule amount of enamel to make enough room for the veneers and give them a rough surface to properly bond with.
- In most cases, your custom veneers take a couple of weeks to create. Once they’re ready you’ll return to our Southfield office for placement.
- During your placement appointment, Dr. Daniels-Dixon will assess the fit of your new veneers and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is correct.
- Your veneers will be cemented in place and a special light will secure their position.
- Dr. Daniels-Dixon will give them one final check and from there, you’ll leave our office ready to show off your new, flawless smile.
Caring for Your Veneers
If you take proper care of your new veneers, they can last up to 15 years. Luckily, maintaining your porcelain veneers is easy. To keep your veneers looking and feeling great, make sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash.
In addition to an oral hygiene routine, you’ll want to schedule biannual visits to our Southfield dental office. This way we can assess your veneers and professionally clean them once every six months.
Be mindful when it comes to consuming hard foods that can ruin the integrity of your foods, including:
- Hard Candy
While you can still eat these foods, chewing them without caution increases the risk of damaging your veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the veneers procedure isn’t painful. Dr. Daniels-Dixon will administer a local anesthetic before treatment. Since the procedure isn’t very invasive, you should be able to sit back and relax during the placement of your veneers. You can expect to feel some minor discomfort following the procedure as you adjust to your veneers, but this can be treated through the use of over-the-counter medications.
If your veneer falls off or is damaged, call our Southfield office right away at (248) 552-0223 to let us know. We’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible and make your smile flawless once again by either fixing your veneer or recommending a new one.
While you wait for your appointment, place your veneer in a small container to keep it safe so you can bring it in for possible re-application. Dr. Daniels-Dixon will either re-attach it or suggest a new one if you’ve had your current set of veneers for a long time.
When bonded to your teeth, the thin porcelain veneers are virtually unnoticeable, giving you a natural-looking smile. Veneers are also highly resistant to stains caused by coffee, tea, and red wine. Their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other treatment options, giving your teeth new strength and a flawless appearance.
Makeover Your Smile at Dixon Family Dental
At Dixon Family Dental, we want all of our patients to leave our office with a smile they can proudly show off. With custom porcelain veneers, we can enhance your smile’s appearance and give you a smile that you’ve been dreaming of. Find out why veneers are such a patient favorite by getting in touch. Simply call our Southfield office at (248) 552-0223 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniels-Dixon. You can also reach out through our online contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.