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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Patient Reviews
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.
Carolyn S.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
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” […]
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Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
Mark M.
I love it there the workers there are very nice and helpful.
Danuel S.
I had not been to dentist in eight years because of bad experience somewhere else. I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment at gentle dental in Shelby. I feared that it had been so long I […]
Joshua B.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
They are super nice and very gentel I hate going to the dentist but felt secure here. It’s great they are open late a couple nights a week so my husband can go and doesn’t have to take […]
Ladeana S.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
Consuelo K.
Staff is friendly and service great. Very professional
Paula G.
Everyone here was so extremely friendly and professional. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but they sure made it a great experience
Georgina K.
Friendly
James M.
Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting […]
Gage G.
Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
Paige L.
always please with the office and staff
Janet J.
This is the friendliness most caring office I have ever been to. The six staff members I encountered worked so well together and really seemed to enjoy working with one another, which made me feel so […]
Adam J.
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Deborah W.
Very professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
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Very friendly and helpful staff.
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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
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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