Dentist - Grand Rapids
422 North Park St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525



By North Park Family Denta
October 08, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Does your smile lack the sparkle you once saw? Normal dental wear and tear can get anyone down about showing their teeth. Coffee stains, chips, worn edges, gaps…all of these problems can be resolved by the better-than-ever technology developed for dental veneers. North Park Family Dental can help you turn back the clock on your smile with these wafer-thin porcelain coverings, and give Veneersyou the confidence of brilliant, clean teeth. 

What are Dental Veneers?

A veneer is a thin coating on a surface - and that’s exactly what dental veneers are. In the veneer process, a paper-thin porcelain covering is custom-made to fit your tooth (or multiple teeth), and applied over the front-facing surface. This durable material is stain resistant, and can be shaped to correct gaps, tooth shape, alignment, and color. They are designed on a patient-specific basis to match and blend with the rest of the mouth and fit your personal desires. Note that unlike crowns or fillings, veneers are not meant to repair damaged teeth- they are primarily an aesthetic solution

What is the Application Procedure? 

Thanks to ever-improving technology, the procedure is simpler than ever. In many cases now, the veneers can be applied directly onto the tooth surface. Sometimes, a thin layer of enamel must be removed and ‘sanded’ lightly to ensure a firm adhesion. Molds are then taken from the teeth and sent to the lab for custom manufacturing. You will receive temporary veneers during this period between appointments.

When the veneers are ready, it will take a second appointment to cement them to the teeth. A follow-up appointment may be required to ensure the veneers are setting appropriately and that you are satisfied.

Create Your Own Smile!

Veneers can be designed to match your smile from years ago, or you can design an entirely new one! As veneers are an extremely flexible cosmetic solution, make sure you think about exactly what you want to change and communicate well with your dentist. Consider bringing photos of smiles you like to your initial consultation so that you and your dentist can work together to bring back your old smile…or an even better one!

Don’t wait- come get your smile back at North Park Family Dental in Grand Rapids, MI this fall. Call now for more information or to schedule an appointment at 616-361-7265!