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Are porcelain veneers stain resistant?

There are many ways to obtain a beautiful smile with the use of cosmetic dentistry. Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Minot, ND are dentists in the area who are committed to listening to patients and what they want and making their dreams a reality! At Broadway Family Dentistry, patients can ask about elective treatments such as porcelain veneers to enhance their smiles.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers, which may also be referred to as dental veneers, are porcelain restorations made to bond onto the front of a tooth to disguise imperfections. These veneers are made extremely thin and are placed onto teeth using a special bonding material. They look completely natural as they are created to match the patient’s existing teeth.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers have several benefits to them. They are:

  • Stain resistant
  • Long-lasting
  • Custom-fabricated
  • Made to match the smile
  • Easy to care for
  • Versatile

How can I maintain my veneers?

One of the primary benefits of porcelain veneers is, unlike other materials such as composite resin, porcelain veneers do not stain. This means they do not need to be replaced as often as alternative treatments. Patients can keep their veneers in tip-top shape longer with proper care. This includes brushing and flossing the smile to maintain proper oral hygiene and avoid foods that are hard or sticky and can damage the restorations. By visiting the dentist regularly, patients can have their veneers and other restorations evaluated to make sure they are firmly in place and functioning as they should.

Are you interested in learning more?

At Broadway Family Dentistry, we are excited to offer patients a wide range of cosmetic treatments to consider in restoring and repairing their smiles, including the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers. Many patients choose these restorations because of their longevity and natural appearance. If you want to find out if you are a candidate for veneers, Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Minot, ND encourage patients to call the office to book an appointment. The facility is located at 1839 South Broadway Street and can be reached by phone at (701) 839-1299.

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What to expect with porcelain veneers

Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dentistry during which a professional can help patients in enhancing and rejuvenating the appearance of their smiles. One popular cosmetic procedure is that of the porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that a dentist will bond onto the front of a tooth to cover imperfections. Veneers are readily available at Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND, and many patients have questions about how they work.

What to expect with porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers require a few appointments to complete from start to finish. During the first visit, patients will consult with Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen about the imperfections of the smile they’d like to address. If the dentist feels as though porcelain veneers are appropriate for achieving the desired results, they will perform an evaluation to decide if the patient is a good candidate. Patients will then schedule a visit during which the tooth is filed down and roughened to help the veneer adhere to the tooth. Impressions are taken and sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist fill fabricate the final veneer. Patients receive a temporary porcelain veneer over the prepared tooth to protect it until the new restoration arrives at the dental office. Then patients return for the removal of the temporary and the bonding of the final porcelain veneer. The entire process can take anywhere from two to four weeks, but the veneer itself can last anywhere from 10-20 years with proper care and attention.

Do porcelain veneers look natural?

Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain for a reason: this material closely resembles the appearance of a natural tooth. The ceramist who fabricates the porcelain veneer will use information from the dentist regarding the final shape, size, and color of the veneer to ensure it blends in with the smile.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

The best way to determine candidacy for veneers and other restorative treatments at Broadway Family Dentistry is to book an appointment with one of our dentists, including Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen. Call our Minot, ND area practice at (701) 839-1299 to request a consultation visit with our team and find out if you are a candidate for veneers or other cosmetic restorations available at our facility.