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Dental Veneer Questions

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How many dental veneers do I need?

Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are placed on the front of teeth and may be used on just one or several teeth in a row. After a comprehensive dental examination, St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson will explain how veneers work, what they can and cannot accomplish, and what dental problems they can be used to repair.

Do dental veneers look like real teeth?

We use high-grade dental porcelain to create your dental veneers because we feel this material gives the best results possible. Porcelain is a translucent material, which means it reflects light in much the same way that natural enamel does. Your dental veneers can be designed to match your natural tooth color for a result that is very lifelike and attractive.

Is the process of getting dental veneers painful?

Definitely not. Very little natural enamel is removed, and although this can cause some tooth sensitivity, it is not regarded as painful. A topical numbing agent may be used to reduce irritation if necessary. If you have had problems in the past with extreme sensitivity, please talk to Dr. Erickson to make sure we take the proper precautions.

Can I combine dental veneers with other treatments?

Yes. It is very common to combine a dental veneer procedure with several other treatments when performing a smile makeover. Many of our patients receive dental veneers in conjunction with tooth bonding, gum recontouring, and other cosmetic dentistry solutions.

What will my dental veneers look like when I’m done?

Every patient will see unique results. After your tooth impression, we will place temporary veneers that can give you an idea of what your final result will look like. Also, we suggest you take a look at our before and after gallery to see how natural and beautiful Dr. Erickson’s dental veneers turn out.

How can I pay for my new dental veneers?

At our St. Joseph dental practice, we work with our patients to ensure a comfortable payment process. During your initial visit, we will present the cost breakdown and provide details on our various payment options. We accept third-party financing from CareCredit as well as all major credit cards.

Please contact our St. Joseph cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment at Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in Southwest Michigan, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.

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