Porcelain Veneers in Marrero, LA - Our Dentists Will Make You Smile Again

Does your hand automatically fly in front of your mouth when you smile or laugh? If your loved ones are more used to seeing the back of your hand than your smile, it’s about time you considered cosmetic dentistry to give you the brilliant smile you deserve. You may think that achieving your dream smile requires numerous painful procedures, but obtaining porcelain veneers at our Marrero, LA dental office is a virtually painless process that can be completed in just two appointments.

Correcting Teeth Imperfections

Veneers are also called porcelain laminates and consist of very thin shells made of porcelain, a hard substance that mimics the look of natural teeth. Placed on the fronts of imperfect teeth, they are used to cover a variety of cosmetic problems. Our highly skilled cosmetic dentists can help correct the following aesthetic tooth issues with porcelain veneers in Marrero, LA:

• Chipped teeth
• Worn teeth
• Discolored teeth
• Widely spaced teeth
• Slightly overlapping or crooked teeth
• Uneven or oddly shaped teeth 

Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Our dentists at Signature Smiles Dental take a personalized approach to your dental care, and we will perform a thorough examination, go over your medical history and listen to your desires for cosmetic tooth enhancement before determining if porcelain veneers are right for you. You may actually need a more conservative treatment, such as teeth whitening, or something slightly more extensive, such as porcelain crowns, to achieve your aesthetic desires. 

The Veneer Placement Process

The first step in placing veneers is creating spaces for them on the front surfaces of teeth. This requires the removal of less than a millimeter of the enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth. Most patients undergo this part of the process without feeling any discomfort and do not need a local anesthetic. Next, we create a mold of your teeth and send it to a skilled ceramist at a dental lab, so your porcelain veneers can be created to our exact color, size and shape specifications. In a couple of weeks, we'll ask you to return to Signature Smiles Dental and have the new veneers securely bonded to your teeth. You’ll leave our office that day with a stunning new smile.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

To maintain your veneers, continue to brush and floss your teeth as you usually do. Porcelain veneers generally resist stains, but you should still avoid coffee, red wine and other stain-causing substances to ensure that your restorations continue to look great. With normal biting and chewing, porcelain laminates maintain their strength, but excessive force can damage them. This means you should avoid biting your nails, crunching on ice and using your teeth as tools to open packages. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, we can fit you with a night guard to protect your restorations. With diligent care, your veneers could last 10 years or longer.

Questions about Porcelain Veneers in Marrero, LA? Ready to Begin your Porcelain Veneer Treatment?

When you look good, you feel good, and our dentists at Signature Smiles Dental take pleasure in boosting our patients’ confidence with fast, minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are sometimes even covered by insurance, and we will contact your insurance company and process the claims for you. If the procedure is not covered by your plan, our helpful office staff will work with you to find affordable payment options, so you can enjoy a perfected smile with porcelain veneers. 

If you have questions, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!