Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that addresses crooked teeth, tooth stains, and spaces between teeth, as well as chips and cracks on the enamel. Dr. Gray Bailey provides treatment for a range of cosmetic and dental health related concerns with porcelain veneers in our Prairieville, LA dental office.
Dr. Bailey is an experienced cosmetic dentist who serves patients at Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry. He has years of experience helping patients find the right cosmetic dental treatment for their aesthetic and oral health needs. By working with patients one-on-one, Dr. Bailey is able to better understand their unique goals and to provide a successful outcome.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers offer multiple benefits to patients who have discolored tooth enamel, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, or damage.
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Brighten the appearance of teeth
- Last for many years
- Do not require special care
Dental veneers are a durable and long-lasting cosmetic solution and improve the form and function of patient’s smiles. During a consultation, Dr. Bailey can evaluate your overall dental health and discuss your treatment options with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment in Prairieville, LA
Before treatment, Dr. Bailey will discuss your cosmetic options with you. If you want long-lasting results that cover cosmetic imperfections, you may go ahead with your veneer treatment.
To begin, Dr. Bailey removes a small amount of tooth enamel to create a proper bonding surface for the veneers. Then, he takes dental impressions to send to a dental lab, along with your custom veneer shades. When Dr. Bailey receives the veneers, he cleans the surface of teeth and bonds them using biocomposite material and a curing light. Once complete, Dr. Bailey ensures that the veneers fit properly.
Common Porcelain Veneer Questions
There are several common questions that patients may have about porcelain veneers, including:
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
There are several factors that go into the price of veneers. Materials, the size and location of the tooth, and the patient’s cosmetic goals will affect the cost of treatment.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Veneers can last for many years. They may require minor repairs down the road, but veneers can last with the right oral health routine. Visiting our office for routine visits and ensuring that you’re taking care of your teeth at home will ensure their longevity. Veneers also last longer than other treatments such as dental bonding.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Some patients may assume that porcelain veneers damage their teeth. However, the opposite is actually true. Veneers are designed to fit over your teeth and brighten the enamel. Porcelain veneers protect the front of the teeth.
Can I whiten porcelain veneers?
No, veneers are already meant to be a solution for discolored teeth. They cannot be whitened by over-the-counter solutions or even our own whitening treatments. Before you receive veneers, we will help you find the right shade to brighten your smile.
Request a Consultation with Dr. Gray Bailey
Do you want to enhance the look and function of your smile? Call Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry at 225.424.6449 or schedule an appointment online.