Veneers in Grosse Pointe, MI

Chipped, crooked, or stained teeth make you wish you could just cover them over with sparkling new ones. Your wish is fulfilled with semi-permanent veneers applied by Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch at Faircourt Dental Smile Studio in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. If you’re ready for exquisite, state-of-the-art veneers, call the friendly Faircourt Dental Smile Studio team or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment today.

Prepless Veneers

Introducing Prepless Veneers – Are You A Candidate?

Patients may not always be candidates for traditional veneers because the actual prepping or grinding down of the tooth doesn’t allow the dental technician the required room to be able to create the veneer. In order to make a tooth look natural, be of ideal proportion, and fit with your bite, tooth structure is subtracted (removed) so that a traditional porcelain veneer can be ideally fabricated. There are instances when additive dentistry is just what the doctor ordered! This procedure is called prepless dentistry or prepless veneers in which there is no drilling necessary. Click here to learn more or ask our resident dentist, Dr. Stonisch, if you are a candidate for this new and durable procedure.

Veneers FAQS

What are dental veneers?
How do veneers improve my smile?
How are dental veneers placed?
How long do dental veneers last?
How do I care for my dental veneers?

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain or resin composite materials that fit over your natural teeth to hide flaws such as discoloration, chips, and cracks. Veneers dramatically improve the look of your smile without orthodontics or invasive procedures.

How do veneers improve my smile?

In addition to covering stains, cracks, and chips, dental veneers can be used to:

  • Lengthen or widen teeth
  • Reshape teeth
  • Cover gaps
  • Cover crooked or twisted teeth
  • Hide uneven or worn-down teeth

How are dental veneers placed?

If you’re interested in dental veneers, Dr. Stonisch first evaluates your oral health and teeth to make sure you’re a good candidate. Your teeth and gums must be healthy and free from infection before getting veneers.

During your veneer fitting, Dr. Stonisch prepares your teeth by sanding off a thin layer of enamel. The amount of enamel removed is equivalent to the thickness of the dental veneer.

Next, you bite into a soft mold that leaves an impression of your teeth. These molds are sent to a lab, where your custom-designed veneers are manufactured.

You and Dr. Stonisch also pick the perfect shade for your veneers so they either whiten your smile or match your current color. Before going home, you’re fitted with temporary veneers to protect your teeth while your permanent dental veneers are being made.

At your next appointment, your final veneers are fitted. Dr. Stonisch applies a gel to your teeth to facilitate bonding, then cements the dental veneers in place.

How long do dental veneers last?

Dental veneers last up to 15 years or more with proper care. Because your surface enamel was removed in preparation for the veneers, if your current set becomes damaged or wears out, you will need to replace them.

You should avoid biting hard foods with your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist can fit you for a custom-made mouth guard to protect your dental veneers.

How do I care for my dental veneers?

Caring for veneers is just as simple as caring for your natural teeth. You should brush and floss at least twice daily. You should also visit the dentist every six months for a thorough examination and professional cleaning that keeps your smile healthy.

If you’re ready to improve your smile with dental veneers, call the friendly and professional team at Faircourt Dental Smile Studio or use the online appointment form.