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At Faircourt Dental Smile Studio, Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch wants you to experience the difference modern dentistry has to offer.

Mary Sue Stonisch, D.D.S. runs a general and preventative dental practice with expertise in aesthetics and implant dentistry. She is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Diplomat with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Stonisch also teaches Dentists as a mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle.

The Beauty of Dental Veneers

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells typically made from porcelain or composite resin. They are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are commonly used to enhance the aesthetics of teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, misaligned, or have gaps between them.

There are two main types of dental veneers:

Traditional Dental Veneers

  • Made from porcelain, a strong and durable material.
  • Requires the removal of a thin layer of enamel from the tooth’s front surface to accommodate the veneer.
  • Custom-made in a dental laboratory, which can sometimes take a few weeks.
  • Offers a highly natural appearance and is resistant to staining.
  • Typically lasts 10-15 years or more with proper care

Prepless Dental Veneers (No-Prep Veneers)

  • Made from porcelain or composite resin.
  • Minimal to no enamel removal, making them a less invasive option.
  • Custom-made, but the process may be quicker than traditional veneers.
  • Offer a natural appearance but may be slightly less durable than traditional veneers.
  • Longevity can vary, but they can last many years with proper care.

The choice between traditional and prepless veneers depends on various factors, including the patient’s dental needs, the condition of their teeth, and their preferences. Dentists can assess the individual’s situation and recommend the most suitable type of veneers to achieve the desired cosmetic improvement.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

Dental veneers offer several benefits, including:

  • Improved Appearance
    Veneers can enhance the aesthetics of your smile by covering stained, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
  • Natural Look
    They mimic the appearance of natural teeth, providing a realistic and attractive smile.
  • Stain Resistance
    Veneers are typically resistant to staining from food and drinks, helping maintain a bright smile.
  • Minimal Tooth Removal
    Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal removal of tooth enamel, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Durability
    Veneers are durable and can last for many years with proper care.
  • Quick Results
    The process of getting veneers is usually quicker than other cosmetic dental procedures.
  • Boosted Confidence
    Enhanced smile aesthetics can improve self-esteem and confidence.
  • Correct Multiple Issues
    Veneers can address various dental problems like gaps, chips, and uneven teeth.

However, it’s essential to consult with a cosmetic dentist to determine if veneers are suitable for your specific dental needs and to understand the potential risks and limitations.

FAQs on Dental Veneers

1. What are dental veneers?
– Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.
2. How do dental veneers work?
– Dental veneers work by covering the front surface of teeth, effectively hiding imperfections such as chips, stains, or gaps. They are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
3. Are dental veneers permanent?
– Dental veneers are considered a permanent treatment, but they may need to be replaced after several years due to normal wear and tear.
4. How long do dental veneers last?
– On average, dental veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups can help prolong their lifespan.
5. Are dental veneers painful?
– The process of getting dental veneers is usually painless. Some patients may experience minor sensitivity or discomfort, but it is generally well-tolerated.
6. Can anyone get dental veneers?
– Dental veneers are suitable for many people, but a thorough dental examination is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate. Some individuals with severe tooth decay, gum disease, or a significant misalignment may need other dental treatments.
7. What are the advantages of dental veneers?
– Dental veneers offer several advantages, including the ability to fix various cosmetic issues like stained or misshapen teeth, provide a natural-looking result, and require minimal tooth preparation compared to other treatments like crowns.
8. Do dental veneers require special care?
– Dental veneers do not require any special care beyond regular oral hygiene practices. It is important to maintain proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups to ensure their longevity.
9. Are dental veneers stain-resistant?
– Porcelain dental veneers are highly resistant to stains, making them a great option for individuals seeking a long-lasting, bright smile. However, composite resin veneers may be more prone to staining and require proper care.
10. How much do dental veneers cost?
– The cost of dental veneers can vary depending on factors such as the type of material used, the number of veneers needed, and the location.

Dental veneers can provide an excellent solution for anyone looking to enhance their smile.  If you have aesthetic issues with your teeth, talk to Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch about whether veneers are the best option for you. With the right treatment, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you’ll love to show off.

Invest in your smile and contact the friendly Faircourt Dental Smile Team at 313-882-2000 to schedule a free consultation.


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