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West Bloomfield area dentist describes the uses of porcelain veneers


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Patients in the West Bloomfield area who are considering versatile restorations for cosmetic improvement of their smile may be introduced by Dr. Richard S. Bernstein to porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are appropriate in a number of different circumstances. The uses of porcelain veneers include coverage of many cosmetic concerns such as misalignment, discoloration, breakage, and teeth that are short or unusually shaped. These thin ceramic restorations are custom made to match existing teeth, and rejuvenate the smile in a long-term manner.

Porcelain veneers are known for lasting many years when patients maintain visits with Dr. Bernstein and his team and continue to take good care of their smile with proper home oral health care. While porcelain veneers are very strong, they are still susceptible to breakage so patients are encouraged to avoid chewing on objects such as ice. Patients with bruxism (a condition that can cause clenching and grinding of the teeth) should speak to their dentist about the use of a mouth guard at night to protect their restorations from harm.

Dr. Bernstein consults with patients to discuss the process of porcelain veneers. Preparation of the natural teeth requires that some of the enamel be removed. Then impressions are made and used to fabricate the veneers, which are bonded in place over the problematic teeth, resulting in a cosmetically appealing repair. The entire process can take approximately two weeks, and patients must understand that the placement of porcelain veneers is not reversible. This is why Dr. Bernstein will discuss all options available to patients and help them determine if this is the best solution for their smiles.

If you live in or around the community of West Bloomfield and are interested in learning more about the uses of porcelain veneers, a consultation appointment with Dr. Bernstein is the best place to start. Contact his practice today to schedule a visit and educate yourself on whether or not veneers are appropriate for you.


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