Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Quick Answers to Your Questions About Dental Veneers

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Porcelain dental veneers are extremely thin, shell-like coverings that are bonded to the front surface of natural teeth to enhance appearance. They can be used to change the shape, length, width, and color of teeth. Teeth veneers may be created from either porcelain or resin composite materials. Both types of veneers have their own benefits. While resin veneers are thinner and require less removal of the natural tooth surface, porcelain dental veneers are more stain-resistant, and reflect light more like natural teeth. A variety of factors influence the choice of material for teeth veneers. Your dentist in Shelby Township can determine which type of veneer is best for your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers can correct a number of common aesthetic dental problems. Many patients who have discoloration from root canals, food and drug stains, resin fillings, or excessive fluoride exposure can enjoy the beautiful teeth veneers create. Other good candidates are patients with worn, cracked, or chipped teeth. A veneer can sometimes correct teeth that are uneven or misaligned or even close gaps between teeth.

What is the Procedure for Placing Teeth Veneers?

Before placing dental veneers, x-rays or impressions of your teeth may be needed. Once a treatment plan has been developed, your dentist in Shelby Township will prepare your teeth and apply the veneer material. A small portion of each tooth surface equal to the thickness of the veneer will be removed. Your dentist will then make impressions of the teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where your dental veneers will be created. When the lab returns your veneers, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments so that they perfectly match your tooth size, shape, and color. After your natural teeth are cleaned, polished, and roughened to help create a strong bond, the veneers will be attached with special light-activated cement. Finally, excess cement will be removed and any final adjustments made. You may be asked to return for a follow-up visit to check the fit of your dental veneers.

Most veneer placements go smoothly, but if you are concerned or have specific questions, talk to your dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Shelby Township.

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I drive an extra 20 minutes out of my way to come here. Debi did a great job on my normally sensitive teeth and gums. She always takes her time and truly lives up to the “Gentle Dentle” name. […]
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Dr. STEFFENS is great ! She took her time in explaining the procedure that she was performing and did a excellent job. Deborah, the Hygienist is fantastic ! as well . The entire staff at the office […]
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The staff is very friendly , they genuinely seem to care about you as a person. The dentist is very gentle , calming and does a great job.
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Everyone that helped me was awesome. Friendly and caring. I would recommend highly. So glad i chose this office.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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