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Farmington Hills patients ask, "What maintenance is required for porcelain veneers?


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At the dental practice of Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, we offer our patients a comprehensive array of services to transform their smiles. Recognized as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Bernstein has been helping patients to achieve the smiles of their dreams for more than 25 years. A Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Bernstein is also the only doctor in Michigan to be accredited by the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it easy for patients to correct imperfections in their smiles. From a complete smile makeover, to discreet alignment of crooked teeth, patients can custom-design their smiles.

In some instances, patients may wish to fix a multitude of problems without numerous procedures or lengthy time commitment. For those patients, porcelain veneers may be the ideal treatment. The term veneer refers to a thin, aesthetically pleasing laminate layer.

Porcelain dental veneers are ultra-thin layers of custom-designed porcelain that are bonded securely to the front of the teeth to change their appearance. Highly versatile, veneers resolve a variety of issues such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Stains and discoloration
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Teeth that are too small, too large, or have an odd shape
Porcelain is an ideal material for dental restorations because it reflects light and responds to temperature fluctuations similarly to the tooth's natural enamel. Porcelain is also very stain resistant. With porcelain veneers, a patient can dramatically improve the appearance of his or her smile for many years.

Porcelain veneers do not require special maintenance. Brushing and flossing appropriately, and visiting the dentist once or twice per year for professional cleaning and examination will help to keep veneers looking attractive for a long time.

For more information about how porcelain dental veneers can improve your smile, call the practice of Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, today at 248.636.2100, or request an appointment online with our convenient scheduling system. We are located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and serve patients from Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and nearby communities.


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