Rejuvenate Your Smile with Porcelain 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 or laugh, and can even affect your ability to eat. Dr. Kosinski and our team at The Smile Creator can help improve the look and function of your smile with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are used to cover the front surface of an imperfect tooth. 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.
Reasons Patients Need Veneers
Dental veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic problems that give our patients the confidence to smile. These dental flaws may include:
- Yellow or stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
A Three-Visit Process
The process of receiving porcelain veneers can be completed in three simple visits to our Bingham Farms office. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kosinski, he’ll discuss your goals with you, perform an oral exam, and take x-rays to ensure veneers are right for you.
At your next visit, Dr. Kosinski will prepare your tooth or teeth for veneers by trimming off a 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 porcelain veneers within approximately two weeks.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Kosinski can check the fit and color of your new teeth. If they’re a suitable match, he’ll clean off your teeth and securely attach each veneer onto the surface of your smile. Using an ultraviolet light, each veneer will harden quickly and provide you with the Hollywood smile you’ve been waiting for.
An Easier Treatment with Lumineers
In addition to porcelain veneers, Dr. Kosinski is a certified Lumineers dentist, which means he can deliver you a beautiful new smile with a simpler, less-invasive veneers 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.
Lumineers also offer greater durability as they can last up to 20 years or more. If this veneers 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.
Visit The Smile Creator Today for Porcelain Veneers
Get ready to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers or Lumineers at our Bingham Farms dental office today. Dr. Kosinski is excited to help you experience the joy in living with a flawless smile. Schedule your veneers consultation so you can begin your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Patients with extensive tooth decay are not typically good candidates for dental veneers. However, Dr. Kosinski might be able to remove the decay to get your smile ready for the treatment.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed onto the front surface 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, Dr. Kosinski might recommend a solution to guard against damaging your veneers, such as a night mouthguard.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Typically, a veneer lasts between 5-10 years. However, you can extend their lifespan with proper care.
Porcelain 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.
How long does the porcelain veneers process take?
Dr. Kosinski is a certified Lumineers dentist, which means you can enjoy a brand new smile in as little as two pain-free appointments.
Lumineers are designed to blend with your smile, be less-invasive, and be placed without having to remove extensive amounts of tooth enamel, like traditional veneers. These innovations decrease the amount of time you’ll spend in the chair while quickly giving you the smile of your dreams.
What foods can I eat and what should I avoid?
We recommend eating softer foods for the first few days while you adjust to your new bite. After several weeks, there shouldn’t be any restrictions on the foods you can eat unless otherwise specified by Dr. Kosinski.
The foods most commonly avoided by patients with porcelain veneers include ice, hard bread, hard candy, caramel, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and popcorn. While you can still eat these foods, chewing them without caution increases the likelihood of damaging your veneers.