Rejuvenate Your Smile With Veneers
We know how much a flawed smile can impact a patient’s life, as it causes you to feel embarrassed and self-conscious to simply speak, laugh and even eat. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kosinski, and our team at The Smile Creator can help improve the look and function of your smile with a custom-made dental veneer.
We proudly offer dental veneers as one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments to Michigan patients in Franklin, Bloomfield, Lathrup Village, and the surrounding areas seeking to revitalize their smiles.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic problems that may make patients hesitant to show off their smiles. These dental flaws may include:
- Yellow or stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
Our Dental Veneer Options
At Smile Creator of Bingham Farms, we offer two types of veneers: Zirconia veneers and Lumineers — each with its unique benefits.
Zirconia veneers consist of a type of ceramic material known as zirconia oxide that’s bonded to the front surface and biting edge of your upper or lower teeth. These dental veneers can be used to close spaces, straighten teeth, cover stained teeth, and even create better-proportioned teeth.
Minimal tooth reduction is necessary to place these types of veneers, which means you retain much more of your natural tooth than traditional veneers. This cosmetic treatment can be beneficial for patients who want to change the color, shape, size, or length of their teeth, as it delivers a picture-perfect smile.
Zirconia veneers don’t require any special care routine, so as long as you’re brushing, flossing, and visiting Dr. Kosinski regularly, your veneers will last a long time. Typically, a zirconia veneer lasts between 20 years or more. However, you can extend their lifespan with proper care and maintenance.
Dr. Kosinski is also a certified Lumineers dentist, which means he can deliver you a beautiful new smile with a simpler, less-invasive veneer process. Lumineers provide an ultra-thin shell that’s digitally designed to blend seamlessly with your smile and can be placed without removing extensive amounts of your tooth enamel, unlike traditional porcelain veneers. These innovations decrease the amount of time you’ll spend in the chair while quickly giving you the smile of your dreams.
Lumineers also offer greater durability as they can last up to 20 years or more. If this veneer option is the right treatment for you, your newly enhanced smile can be completed in just two easy and pain-free visits with Dr. Kosinski.
Dental Veneers Process
The dental veneer process can be completed in three simple visits to our Bingham Farms, MI office. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kosinski will discuss your goals with you, perform an oral exam, and take X-rays to ensure dental veneers are right for you. Using this information, he’ll determine whether zirconia veneers or Lumineers are best to meet your needs.
At your next visit, Dr. Kosinski will prepare your tooth or teeth for veneers by trimming off a small portion of your tooth enamel. He’ll then take impressions of your teeth so he can send them to a lab that will design your zirconia veneers or Lumineers within approximately two weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not a good candidate for zirconia veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells placed onto the front surfaces of your teeth. If the tooth is too damaged, the veneers won’t have a sturdy surface to bond with. Likewise, if you grind your teeth at night (bruxism), Dr. Kosinski might recommend a solution to guard against damaging your dental veneers, such as a night mouthguard.
What foods can I eat and what should I avoid?
The foods most commonly avoided by patients with veneers include:
- Hard bread
- Hard candy
- Pumpkin seeds
While you can still eat these foods, chewing them without caution increases the likelihood of damaging your veneers.
Visit The Smile Creator To Transform Your Smile
Get ready to enhance your smile with zirconia veneers or Lumineers at our Bingham Farms dental office today. If you’re a patient in Franklin, Bloomfield, Lathrup Village, MI and the surrounding areas, Dr. Kosinski is excited to help you experience the joy of living with a flawless smile.
If you’d like to learn more about our veneers or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment at our Bingham Farms office, call (248) 646-8651 or fill out our online contact form by clicking the button to the right.