Do you have chipped or damaged teeth that are visible when you smile? Do you have discolored teeth that have not responded to teeth whitening?
Dr. Daryle Mahnke, a family and cosmetic dentist in Bay City, frequently recommends dental veneers to treat these and other dental problems. There are several types of dental veneers and treatment will depend on a patient’s oral health, cosmetic goals and budget.
Dr. Mahnke offers his Bay City area patients the options of porcelain veneers, Lumineers and composite resin veneers- also known as tooth bonding.
Lumineers and composite resin veneers require little or no tooth prep before being placed and can be completed in 1-2 visits. An economical alternative to porcelain veneers, these dental veneers are appropriate for minor dental health and cosmetic issues and are not permanent. Dr. Mahnke will perform a thorough evaluation of a patient’s dental health and make a recommendation based on this and their personal goals and budget.
Porcelain veneers, while more costly up front, offer patients natural looking, long lasting results. Porcelain veneers can be matched to blend seamlessly with a patient’s natural smile and the translucent material reflects light much like a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are also highly stain resistant and offer years of bright, comfortable smiles.
The porcelain veneer process requires 2-3 visits for tooth preparation, impressions and final placement of the custom made veneers. Other than brief, mild sensitivity, there are usually no side effects and patients can function normally once they are placed.
Dental veneers can often provide the solution to cosmetic issues without the need for more invasive procedures. If you have a dental health or cosmetic problem that may be addressed with dental veneers, contact Dr. Mahnke to schedule a consultation.