Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers for a Beautiful-looking Smile

If you are seeking to enhance the appearance of your smile, Dr. Mitchell Pierce can provide you with beautiful porcelain veneers at his Metairie, LA, dental practice. These thin, durable shells cover the front surface of teeth to conceal aesthetic flaws, such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. At SmilesSolutionsDMD, we offer traditional porcelain veneers as well as no-prep versions, which do not require an injection, to suit our patient’s diverse needs and preferences. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, contact our practice today.

Candidates

Good candidates for porcelain veneers are those who are in good oral health and seeking to correct minor cosmetic imperfections on their teeth. If you suffer from decay, infection, or other forms of dental damage, Dr. Pierce will need to treat these conditions first. Veneers may not be right for patients who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, since this can wear them down.

To qualify for traditional porcelain veneers, Dr. Pierce will first need to remove a small amount of enamel and reshape the teeth. If you do not have sufficient enamel for this step, he also offers LUMINEERS®, which are thinner veneers that require minimal tooth preparation. Dr. Pierce can evaluate your candidacy for veneers and review the different types he offer during a personal consultation.

Receiving Your Porcelain Veneers

Treatment with porcelain veneers is a two-step process. During the first appointment, Dr. Pierce will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. If you will be receiving traditional porcelain veneers, he will remove a small amount of enamel to create an ideal bonding surface and ensure your veneers are in alignment with your natural teeth. He can administer local anesthesia to help you remain comfortable during this step. Patients who opt for LUMINEERS® or other no-prep veneers may not require any reshaping.
 
After your teeth have been prepared, he will take a detailed impression of them. This information will be sent to the lab, where your custom veneers will be crafted over the course of 10 to 14 days. He can provide temporary veneers for you to wear during this time. Additionally, he can also use these impressions to create a wax model that shows the anticipated results of your veneers treatment.
 
Once your porcelain veneers or LUMINEERS® are ready, you will return to the office for the final step of treatment. During this appointment, Dr. Pierce will bond the veneers to the front surface of your teeth using strong dental adhesive. With your treatment completed, you can immediately begin enjoying a beautiful-looking smile. Patients with veneers will not face any diet restrictions, and they can continue their normal oral hygiene routines. With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last for more than 15 years.
 

Contact Us Today

At Smiles Solutions DMD, we offer multiple types of veneers to enhance the appearance of your smile. As a skilled cosmetic dentist with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Pierce will custom-tailor treatment according to your unique needs and goals. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pierce