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Perfecting Topeka & Silver Lake Smiles with Porcelain Veneers

Woman with brown hair smiling after porcelain veenersYou deserve a custom solution to eliminate the flaws and imperfections that prevent your smile from looking its best. That solution is porcelain veneers. At Michel Dental, Dr. Michael Michel and the rest of our dedicated team permanently apply these handcrafted creations to deliver breathtakingly beautiful smiles here in Topeka and Silver Lake, KS.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin coverings bonded to the front of teeth to conceal stains, chips, gaps, and other blemishes. They can even reshape teeth that are slightly crooked. Made of lifelike dental porcelain or composite resin material, your high-quality dental veneers will look and feel completely natural and resist staining.

How are veneers created and applied?

The entire process takes about three visits. At the first visit, you and Dr. Michel will discuss your smile goals. Don’t underestimate the importance of your input. After all, we want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your new smile.

Many of our patients who have had porcelain veneers bring photos of friends and celebrities who have smiles they would like theirs to look like. With all of the information you provide combined with the x-rays, impressions and photographs that we take, Dr. Michel is able to create veneers that are perfectly you!

After Dr. Michel designs your veneers to suit your facial shape and coloring, he’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth receiving veneers. This step is necessary to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably in your mouth and do not protrude. Then, he will make a dental impression and apply temporaries.

Using our exact specifications, a ceramic artist at a cosmetic dentistry lab will make your restorations by hand. When they’re completed, Dr. Michel will remove the temporaries and permanently affix your porcelain veneers to rejuvenate your smile and provide lasting beauty.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers in Silver Lake & Topeka

Porcelain veneers are very strong. However, they are not impervious to damage. Therefore, try to avoid biting down on hard objects such as ice chips, carrot sticks, and even your fingernails in order to maintain their integrity and lovely appearance.

Oral hygiene with porcelain veneers is extremely important, too. Twice daily brushing and flossing at least once a day not only keeps your veneers in top condition, but also maintains the health of the remaining tooth structure hiding behind the veneers. Topeka cosmetic dentist Dr. Michel will also want you to maintain your regular biannual dental checkups.

If you’re ready to have a perfectly flawless smile, then contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about porcelain veneers. Michel Dental gives residents of Topeka, Silver Lake, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas quality care for distinctive smiles. Call today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Michel.